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Jan 2, 2014

Setup personal blog on Github page with Jekyll

1. Install Ruby 2.0.0
2. Install Ruby DevKit for Ruby 2.0.0
Download it from
Extract it to C:\devkit, enter the directory and execute below commands.
$ ruby dk.rb init 
to generate the config.yml file to be used later in this Step
$ ruby dk.rb install
This step installs (or updates) an operating_system.rb file into the relevant directory needed to implement a RubyGems
3. Add Taobao ruby in  gem mirror list. This is because GFW blocking.
$ gem sources --remove
$ gem sources --remove
$ gem sources -a
4. Install jekyll 
$ gem install github-pages
5. Clone Jekyll bootstrap
$ git clone
In, open _config.yml file,  add 
markdown: redcarpet or markdown:  rdiscount under line pygments: true.
The reason is to support Github flavored markdown. 
6. Start Jekyll
jekyll serve
We can see our first blog from http://localhost:4000
Press ctrl+c to exit local Jekyll.
Rake post title="Hello World"
And then we can see a .md file under directory _posts, excute Jekyll serve again, we can see the new post we have done. 
7. Push to Github
$ cd
$ git remote set-url origin
$ git push

Here is the new blog entry.

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