Setting up Jekyll with Bootstrap, Github pages and a custom domain

Here’s how I set up this blog with Jekyll, Bootstrap, GitHub pages. Tip - clone a working Jekyll site!

Jul 26, 2013 1 min read

Update: August 2019

I’ve replaced the original Jekyll site with this site powered by Hugo and TailwindCSS.

Update: July 2017

I simplified everything. Replaced Bootstrap with Basscss and removed everything I wasn’t really using: tags, search, and all Javascript.

The easy path

After heading down a few different paths, cloning a working site worked best. Now I’m ready to customize a good-looking, working setup.

All initial thanks are due to Garry Welding who has an great blog post about setting up Jekyll on GitHub Pages with Bootstrap

Prior to finding Gary’s solution I went down a number of promising paths. All of which probably would be great, except that it was much faster to copy someone else’s working Jekyll Github blog.

What worked for me

What didn’t work for me

But could be a good resource for someone starting out:

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