By Farrel Burns
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Jekyll is a Ruby Gem that can be installed on most systems. It’s a straightforward process on both Mac and Linux, and only slightly more involved on Windows. Either way, it won’t take you long to get set up with Jekyll!
Jekyll is a Ruby Gem, which means you will need to install a couple of dependencies to allow the Gem to run on your system.
- Ruby version 2.4.0 or higher, including all development headers (check by running the command
- RubyGems (check by running the command
- GCC (check by running the command
- Make (check by running the command
For a step-by-step walkthrough to help you install these, head to the Jekyll installation guides and follow the instructions for your system.
Once you have done that you are ready to install the Jekyll gem. Go to your command line interface and run
gem install jekyll bundler
To check that the Jekyll installation has worked properly, run the following command: