How To Install Jekyll on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS

Install Jekyll on Ubuntu 22.04

In this tutorial, we will show you how to install Jekyll on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS. For those of you who didn’t know, Jekyll is a free and open-source static website generator written in Ruby. Using Jekyll, you can easily manage your site from the initial development stage using the command line. Moreover, Jekyll is blog-aware and gives precedence to permalinks, posts, pages, categories, and layouts.

This article assumes you have at least basic knowledge of Linux, know how to use the shell, and most importantly, you host your site on your own VPS. The installation is quite simple and assumes you are running in the root account, if not you may need to add ‘sudo‘ to the commands to get root privileges. I will show you the step-by-step installation of the Jekyll static site generator on Ubuntu 22.04 (Jammy Jellyfish). You can follow the same instructions for Ubuntu 22.04 and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Pop!_OS, and more as well.

Prerequisites

  • A server running one of the following operating systems: Ubuntu 22.04, 20.04, and any other Debian-based distribution like Linux Mint.
  • It’s recommended that you use a fresh OS install to prevent any potential issues.
  • SSH access to the server (or just open Terminal if you’re on a desktop).
  • A non-root sudo useror access to the root user. We recommend acting as a non-root sudo user, however, as you can harm your system if you’re not careful when acting as the root.

Install Jekyll on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Step 1. First, make sure that all your system packages are up-to-date by running the following apt commands in the terminal.

sudo apt update
sudo apt upgrade
sudo apt install gcc g++ make curl autoconf bison build-essential libssl-dev libyaml-dev libreadline6-dev zlib1g-dev libncurses5-dev libffi-dev libgdbm6 libgdbm-dev libdb-dev

Step 2. Installing Ruby.

By default, Ruby is not available on Ubuntu 22.04 base repository. Now run the following command below to download the Ruby shell script file installer to your Ubuntu system:

curl -fsSL https://github.com/rbenv/rbenv-installer/raw/HEAD/bin/rbenv-installer | bash

Next, update the path environment using the following shell script command:

echo 'export PATH="$HOME/.rbenv/bin:$PATH"' >> ~/.bashrcecho 'eval "$(rbenv init -)"' >> ~/.bashrcsource ~/.bashrc

Finally, run the following command below to install the latest version of Ruby on Ubuntu:

rbenv install ruby 3.1.2
rbenv global 3.1.2

Check the Ruby version using the command below:

ruby --version

Step 3. Installing Jekyll on Ubuntu 22.04.

Now install the latest version of Jekyll on Ubuntu your Ubuntu system:

gem install jekyll bundler

Step 4. Create a New Project.

Now create a new project and install the required gems and dependencies:

cd /home
jekyll new idroot

Start the Jekyll application and replace the below-mentioned IP address with your IP:

jekyll server --host 192.168.77.21 &

Step 5. Configure Firewall.

Now we set up an Uncomplicated Firewall (UFW) with Jekyll to allow public access on default web ports 4000:

sudo ufw allow OpenSSH
sudo ufw allow 4000
sudo ufw enable

Step 6. Accessing Jekyll Web Interface.

Once successfully installed, open your web browser and access the Jekyll using the URL http://192.168.77.21:4000/. You will be redirected to the following page:

Install Jekyll on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish

Congratulations! You have successfully installed Jekyll. Thanks for using this tutorial for installing Jekyll static site generator on Ubuntu 22.04 LTS Jammy Jellyfish system. For additional help or useful information, we recommend you check the official Jekyll website.

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