To test your site locally, you’ll need to install the following
Ruby has Ways to download ruby packges.
On an Linux system you can follow this Ruby Installation link
On a Mac OS, older versions of ruby will already be installed. To get the latest versions of Ruby you can use the Ruby Version Manager (RVM).
On a Windows system, use RubyInstaller.
Installing the github-pages gem
Run the following command in terminal or with your package manager:
$ gem install github-pages
This will install the
github-pages gem and all jekyll dependencies needed.
You can also update the github pages gem or any gem by running the following:
$ gem update github-pages
Testing your site locally
Now that these packages are installed you can move to your folder where your jekyll based site is and run
$ jekyll build
This will create a
_site/ directory, that will have
everything in your
index.md and all files ending in .md in the
To test the site on your local workstation you can type
$ jekyll serve
The output of the command should point you to the domain where your page can be seen.
Now open your browser and go to http://localhost:4000