|Developer(s)||Tom Preston-Werner, Nick Quaranto, Parker Moore, Alfred Xing, Olivia Hugger, Frank Taillandier, Pat Hawks, Matt Rogers|
|Initial release||November 5, 2008|
4.2.0 / 14 December 2020
|Type||Blog publishing system|
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Jekyll renders Markdown or Textile and Liquid templates, and produces a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache HTTP Server, Nginx or another web server. As Jekyll is a static site generator, it does not use databases to generate the pages dynamically. Instead of using databases, Jekyll supports loading content from YAML, JSON, CSV, and TSV files. Content inside the data files (YAML, JSON, CSV and TSV files) can be accessed via Liquid templating system. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, a GitHub feature that allows users to host websites based on their GitHub repositories for no additional cost.
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According to Jekyll's "README" file,
Jekyll does what you tell it to do — no more, no less. It doesn't try to outsmart users by making bold assumptions, nor does it burden them with needless complexity and configuration. Put simply, Jekyll gets out of your way and allows you to concentrate on what truly matters: your content.
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