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Jekyll: make fast, secure static sites and blogs with Jekyll

Do you want a clean, simple, fast and secure site or a blog and host it free on Github? Jekyll is the best way to go.
Jana Bergant
2,701 students enrolled
create a website or a blog with Jekyll
create layouts
use Liquid templating language
deploy the page to Github
use custom data from external files

Jekyll: static website or a blog with most popular static website generator Jekyll.

Do you want to learn to build sites and blogs with Jekyll? And have a simple solution without the overhead complexity? Site that is ultra fast and is immune to most common attacks?

You’ve come to the right place.


Over 2 hours of content! 1900 students already taking the course.

Take the course and start learning with other satisfied students.


Last update: 19th of October: updated to 3.3.0. version of Jekylll


Review by S.H.:

This is a great introduction to Jekyll and to Static site generators in general, I’d recommend to anybody, especially developers like me who have struggled with the overhead and complexity of traditional database-based CMSes such WordPress and Drupal and are looking for simpler way to customize a website and maintain a blog. The skills learned in this course not only apply to Jekyll, but can be immediately used in other static site generators, even those written in different languages, since most of them obscure them beyond the markdown, front matter, and templating engine.


Save time and money by creating a website or a blog that is easy to maintain and easy to scale. You might even get a raise or a better job with these new skills!


This is a course for designers, programmers, bloggers, basically EVERYBODY with basic knowledge of HTML and CSS.

First we’ll download a free template. And than I’ll guid you trough the features that give Jekyll its strength and flexibility. I’ll show you how to add forms, comments and MUCH more. At the end of this course you’ll be CONFIDENT in creating ALL sorts of pages and blogs with Jekyll.


We’ll learn how to:

  • install Jekyll
  • create a new project
  • start a Jekyll server
  • create layouts
  • separate parts of the page in include files so we can use them on different part of the page
  • configure the Jekyll project
  • how Jekyll works in-depth
  • create a menu
  • create posts for the blog
  • add content to blog
  • add widgets to post
  • set up a post loop
  • set default values
  • set up a form
  • work with external data
  • add comments to blog


Review from D.

Jana,It has been fab, I have wanted to mess around with Jekyll for a while and your course gave the ability to do so.


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Hi, in this video I'll tell you ore about the course. We'll talk on how to use resources.

Benefits of a static page and static website generators

You'll understand the benefits of a static page and learn more about static site generators.

Jekyll basics - important first steps

Install Jekyll - update to version 3.3.0
Create new project with Jekyll - updated
Jekyll templates

Create a page with Jekyll

How to create default layout

You'll learn about layouts, and learn how to make one and then we'll go trough how to separate parts of the page.

DRY principles

More about file includes.

Jekyll configuration

You'll learn how and where to configure a Jekyll project.

Jekyll in-depth

You'll learn how Jekyll works in-depth.

How to create a menu

We'll go trough creating a simple menu.

Create a blog with Jekyll

Create posts for the blog

You'll learn how to create files for the post, we'll go trough naming convention and more.

Add content to posts (part 1)

We'll be adding content to the blog posts.

Add content to posts (part 2)

We'll be adding content to the blog posts.

Add widgets to post

We'll add simple widgets and learn more Liquid syntax.

The post loop

We'll be creating a post loop for the blog.

How to set default values

We'll set default layout so we don't repeat ourselfs.

Jekyll: What about comments, forms, custom data and other dynamic add-ons

Contact form is alive!

You'll learn how to set up contact form and how to receive posted data to your email.

Jekyll data - how to read and use data from external files

You'll learn how to read external data and how to use it on your page or a blog.

Jekyll data

Loading data with Jekyll

How to add projects from json file

You'll be reading projects for the page from a JSON file.

How to add comments to blog posts

You'll learn how to add comments to the blog and how to make a switch to add or remove comments.

GitHub pages

About GitHub Pages

In this video you'll get familiar with GitHub Pages. You/77 learn the basic difference between User and Project pages and you'll learn how to host your page for free on GitHub pages.

Let's publish website on GitHub via Projects Pages

We'll learn how to publish a website on Github Project Pages. and I/ll guide you trough basic git commands.

Setup a custom domain on GitHub pages

Set up a custom domain for the site hosted for free on GitHub pages

Archive: old versions

Install Jekyll

Before anything else you need to have Jekyll up and running. It should only take a few minutes.

In this video you'll learn how to install Jekyll on a mac and you'll receive resources on how to install Jekyll on Windows.

Create a new project with Jekyll

In this video you'll learn how to create a new project with Jekyll and we'll go trough the file structure of a new project.

How to start a Jekyll server

You'll learn the command for starting a Jekyll server.

Conclusion & Bonus lecture

Bonus Lecture: Discount coupons for my students
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