This post will cover how to move your Jekyll site from GitHub Pages to Netlify in with just a few steps.
If you have generated your Jekyll site using GitHub pages or forked a template there is a good chance you do not have a Gemfile. This is because GitHub pages will infer dependencies for you. If you would like to build your project outside of GitHub a Gemfile is needed and simple to create.
In your GitHub repo create a new file with the name
Gemfile and add the following content to it:
source "https://rubygems.org" gem 'jekyll', '~> 3.4.0'
Once you have a Gemfile you can now connect your site to Netlify without issue.
Adding a new site with Git is not a requirement for adding a site, but it’s strongly recommend to take advantage of all of Netlify’s continuous deployment features.
Once your site is connected, you can find your Repository from the list GitHub repos. There is also a convenient search box in case you have more repositories than the page can fit.
Finally, you will just need to add the Jekyll build command and build location. For Jekyll that is
jekyll build for the command and
_site for the location.
If you made it this far and do not have a Jekyll site to try this out with, you can try out my Jekyll template.
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