Setting Up Jekyll on Github Project Page
How to set up pre-made Jekyll theme to your created Github Project Pages
Like most projects I begin, I immediately faced programming trouble and daunting challenges that made me second-guess my original enthusiasm for coding and for life in general.
But, as I have heard many times, patience is a virtue and one that I am sorely lacking. Not only do I consider programming a learning experience, but also as a way to learn how to instill problem solving techniques and practice self-restraint of letting my frustration and anger get the better of me.
So here is the problem I faced today; setting up a custom domain name for my Github Project Page and setting up a Jekyll theme to go along with it. Sounds easy right? I thought so too, but of course I found almost every wrong avenue to implement this…
Make sure you have your custom domain name
First, create a cname
Go to the FIRST documents and set up the IP address
Choose a theme
make sure jekyll is installed and other gems
Discuss how to actuall FORK a repo
Download to computer and move to the local repo
NOT A REPO INSIDE OF A REPO
Change the url of the theme if it has one
Remember, you get ONE github page, everyother ‘page’ you have is actually a sub domain name using /project/ not its own page. Make sure you know this