Twice I’ve tried to setup a Jekyll website. I was successful once. The effort involved was much more than the QuickStart on the Jekyll website led me to expect.
So far I have Jekyll running on macOS but my process was.
- Install HomeBrew — after realizing that I needed Git.
- Install Git
- Install Jekyll
- Install a theme
- Create a new page and modify front matter.
- Launch Jekyll server
I already knew Markdown but I am unfamiliar with all the front matter stuff. If I have to learn Ruby or use a third-party web service to get anything done, I will abandon the project. Ruby sucks.