Install Jekyll in Mac OS X Yosemite

Sunday 2 November 2014


In the past, I didn't have a local test environment and whenever I update my bolg I'll commit my changes to github directly. The disadvantage of this way is that my blog may doesn't work or sometimes shows in an odd style. In addition to this, there are so many messy commits in my github. But now I put this blog in my resume, so more guys can visit it. To make my blog stable, it's necessary to build a local Jekyll to test my updates. Recently I bought a mackbook pro, so I'll install a local Jekyll in Mac OS(10.10 Yosemite).


Install gcc

Apple now provides Command Line Tools for Xcode for OS X Lion and later version. You can download it from Apple's developer site (free registration required and search for "Command Line Tools"). For me, I download Command Line Tools (OS X 10.10) for Xcode - Xcode 6.1. If you've installed Xcode which contains command line tools, you can skip this step. If not, you may have this problem.

Install jekyll

sudo gem install Jekyll

cd your blog

Now cd to you local folder, for me it's cd HelloOwen

Start jekyll serve

jekyll serve

Browse it

Browse to http://localhost:4000 and you will get your blog. Now it's quite easy for you to update you blog and verify your change before you push it to github. It's quite easy, right?


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