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

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