Jekyll on Windows

Use this guide:


(Instructions from Dave Burela)

Start-Process "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\ConsoleZ\tools\console.exe" -Verb runAs
choco install ruby -y

(close that command window)

Start-Process "$env:ChocolateyInstall\lib\ConsoleZ\tools\console.exe" -Verb runAs
gem install jekyll

jekyll new myblog
cd myblog
jekyll serve

(browse to or http://localhost:4000)

edit _config.yml.

Since I'm doing this in order to potentially use github-pages to publish more sites... I looked into adding redirects to Jekyll.

That led me here wherein I was instructed to add this to my _config.yml:

  - jekyll-redirect-from

And then, in a post, add a note about the redirects it accepts...

redirect_from: "/foo"

Which resulted in this error message:

Dependency Error: Yikes! It looks like you don't have jekyll-redirect-from or one of its dependencies installed. In order to use Jekyll as currently configured, you'll need to install this gem. The full error message from Ruby is: 'cannot load such file -- jekyll-redirect-from' If you run into trouble, you can find helpful resources at!

At which time I realised I'd better install not just that gem... but all the gems that come in the "github-pages" gem... (i.e. those listed here:

gem install github-pages

Which produced this output:

Fetching: listen-3.0.6.gem (100%)
Successfully installed listen-3.0.6
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Successfully installed net-dns-0.8.0
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Successfully installed ethon-0.9.0
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Successfully installed github-pages-health-check-1.1.0
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Nokogiri is built with the packaged libraries: libxml2-2.9.4, libxslt-1.1.29, zlib-1.2.8, libiconv-1.14.
Successfully installed nokogiri-1.6.8-x64-mingw32
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Successfully installed activesupport-4.2.7
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Thank you for installing html-pipeline!
You must bundle Filter gem dependencies.
See html-pipeline for more details.
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Successfully installed jekyll-redirect-from-0.11.0
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Successfully installed terminal-table-1.6.0
Fetching: github-pages-88.gem (100%)
Thank you for installing github-pages!
GitHub Pages recently upgraded to Jekyll 3.0, which
includes some breaking changes. More information:
Successfully installed github-pages-88
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invalid options: -SHN
(invalid options are ignored)
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Done installing documentation for listen, jekyll-sass-converter, net-dns, public_suffix, ethon, typhoeus, addressable, multipart-post, faraday, sawyer, octokit, github-pages-health-check, mini_portile2, pkg-config, nokogiri, i18n, thread_safe, tzinfo, activesupport, html-pipeline, gemoji, jemoji, jekyll-mentions, jekyll-redirect-from, jekyll-sitemap, jekyll-feed, jekyll-gist, jekyll-paginate, coffee-script-source, execjs, coffee-script, jekyll-coffeescript, jekyll-seo-tag, jekyll-github-metadata, terminal-table, github-pages after 55 seconds
36 gems installed

Now when I

jekyll serve

I see this message:

Please add the following to your Gemfile to avoid polling for changes:
	gem 'wdm', '>= 0.1.0' if Gem.win_platform?