A Double-Click Experience for Running Jekyll on Windows
Typically, running a Jekyll site locally for the first time requires a basic knowledge of using the command line. It usually involves a few commands:
bundle exec jekyll serve (with the optional
--incremental flag) after installing the
bundler gem and running the associated
bundle install command.
Below is a
.cmd file to get a Jekyll site run locally, as well as open a web browser automatically. This can be useful to give command line focused users a quickstart, as well as provide a double-click experience from Windows Explorer.
Simply add the following to your project:
@echo Off pushd %~dp0 setlocal call gem install bundler --no-ri --no-rdoc call bundle install call explorer "http://localhost:4000" call bundle exec jekyll serve --incremental
Note: This assumes the required Ruby version is already installed. For Jekyll installation instructions for Windows see https://jekyllrb.com/docs/windows/#installation.