Barry Clark is a web developer living in Brooklyn, NY. He works as a hands-on Technical Director for DoSomething.org in Manhattan. He loves working on projects that help fellow web developers save time, recently creating Jekyll Now and Bashstrap. In past lives Barry coded video games for Rockstar and traveled the world as a professional poker player. He’s writes a free newsletter on getting hired as a web developer.
I recently migrated my blog from WordPress to Jekyll, a fantastic website generator that’s designed for building minimal, static blogs to be hosted on GitHub Pages. The simplicity of Jekyll’s theming layer and writing workflow is fantastic; however, setting up my website took a lot longer than expected.
In this article we’ll walk through the quickest way to set up a Jekyll powered blog, how to avoid common problems with using Jekyll, how to import your content from WordPress, use your own domain name, and blog in your favorite editor, how to theme in Jekyll, with Liquid templating examples, a couple of Jekyll 2.0’s new features, including Sass and CoffeeScript support and collections.