In this video, learn about the Jekyll configuration file and how it's used to customize your Jekyll site. Nate demonstrates how to update a few important properties.
- [Instructor] Every jekyll project…contains a configuration file called…_config.yml…If you've installed a theme,…you already know that one of the steps…is to edit config.yml…and change that theme property.…There's a few other properties…you want to change here as well.…You can change the title of your site,…I'll say an awesome static site,…I'll add my email address here…and I'll add a description as well,…I'll say,…this is an example of a great static site…built in jekyll.…
Later on, when you get ready to publish…the site and you have your own domain name,…you want to put that here,…in the Url property.…You might say…https://www.awesomestaticsites.com…I'll update the twitter username to mine…and my github username as well.…If you have a more complex theme installed,…it may add more properties to this configuration file.…When you make changes to the contents of your site…while the previous server is running,…you can refresh your browser…to see those changes immediately.…
However, it's important to know…that if you make changes to config.yml,…
- Advantages of static sites
- Installing Jekyll and Git
- Creating a new Jekyll site
- Installing themes
- Adding posts, pages, and static content
- Setting up for deployment with GitHub, Travis CI, Node, and npm
- Deploying to FTP, AWS, and Netlify
- Adding a custom, secure domain
Skill Level Beginner
1. How Static Sites Work
2. Set Up Jekyll
3. Build a Website
4. Prepare for Publishing
5. Deploy via FTP
6. Deploy to AWS
7. Deploy with Netifly
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