Create a Blank Jekyll Site

To create a new blank Jekyll site without any pre-installed themes:

  1. In a terminal or command line window, run the command jekyll new sitename --blank (replace newsite with the name of your site).
  2. cd to your new website folder.
  3. To install a Gemfile in your website directory, in a terminal or command line window, enter bundle init. This will create your Gemfile for you.
  4. To add Jekyll as a dependency, enter bundle add jekyll.
  5. If you are using Ruby version 3.0.0 or higher: Add webrick to your dependencies with the command bundle add webrick. Otherwise, skip to the next step.
  6. To serve your website locally, enter bundle exec jekyll serve.
  7. Go to your website at http://localhost:4000/.
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