Jekyll’s growing use is producing a wide variety of tutorials, frameworks, extensions, examples, and other resources that can be very helpful. Below is a collection of links to some of the most popular Jekyll resources.
- jekyll-atom: A collection of snippets and tools for Jekyll in Atom
- markdown-writer: An Atom package for Jekyll. It can create new posts/drafts, manage tags/categories, insert link/images and add many useful key mappings.
- sublime-jekyll: A Sublime Text package for Jekyll static sites. This package should help creating Jekyll sites and posts easier by providing access to key template tags and filters, as well as common completions and a current date/datetime command (for dating posts). You can install this package manually via GitHub, or via Package Control.
- vim-jekyll: A vim plugin to generate new posts and run
jekyll buildall without leaving vim.
- WordPress2Jekyll: A WordPress plugin that allows you to use WordPress as your editor and (automatically) export content in to Jekyll. WordPress2Jekyll attempts to marry these two systems together in order to make a site that can be easily managed from all devices.
- Jekyll Tips is a set of resources created by CloudCannon to help folks get up and running with Jekyll. They cover all skill levels, and even include some great video tutorials.
- Jekyll Cheatsheet is a single-page resource for Jekyll filters, variables, and the like.
- “Creating and Hosting a Personal Site on GitHub”
- ‘Build A Blog With Jekyll And GitHub Pages’ on Smashing Magazine
- Publishing to GitHub Pages? Check out our documentation page for just that purpose.
- Blogging with Git, Emacs and Jekyll
- Tips for working with GitHub Pages Integration
Use a saas service as a backend for forms (contact forms, hiring forms, etc.)
- Formspree (open source)
- Simple Form
- Talkyard: Embedded comments for Jekyll and others (free and open source, or hosted serverless)
- Staticman: Add user-generated content to a Jekyll site (free and open source)
- Snipcart: Add a shopping cart to a Jekyll site
- Contentful: use Jekyll together with the API-driven Contentful CMS.
- Algolia: Add a powerful instant search to your Jekyll site
“Jekyll is a well-architected throwback to a time before WordPress, when men were men, and HTML was static. I like the ideas it espouses, and have made a few improvements to it’s core. Here, I’ll point out some highlights of my fork in the hopes that they see usage beyond this site.”
“Jekyll is everything that I ever wanted in a blogging engine. Really. It isn’t perfect, but what’s excellent about it is that if there’s something wrong, I know exactly how it works and how to fix it. It runs on the your machine only, and is essentially an added”build” step between you and the browser. I coded this entire site in TextMate using standard HTML5 and CSS3, and then at the end I added just a few little variables to the markup. Presto-chango, my site is built and I am at peace with the world.”
Generating a Tag Cloud in Jekyll – A guide to implementing a tag cloud and per-tag content pages using Jekyll.
- A way to extend Jekyll without forking and modifying the Jekyll gem codebase and some portable Jekyll extensions that can be reused and shared.
- Using your Rails layouts in Jekyll