There are several alternatives to building and deploying the site:
build the site with GitHub Actions which pushes
the resulting files (the contents of
to the gh-pages branch. This is the approach that is currently used. See
jekyll_build.yml for more details.
generate the site locally (more details below) and push the resulting HTML to a Github repository, that GitHub Pages then host;
deploy the static website with Jekyll-compatible hosters, such as https://www.netlify.com/, that allow for deployment from the Github repo and publish the website using CDNs. Netlify has a free starter offer.
For option 2) simply clone this repository (master branch), and then run
bundle exec jekyll serve inside the directory. Upload the resulting
contents to your repository (master branch if uploading as your personal page
(e.g. username.github.io) or gh-pages branch if uploading as a project page
(as for the demo).
For option 3) you will need to set up travis-ci for your personal fork. Briefly all you need then is to change your details in _config.yml so that you can push to your github repo. You will also need to generate a secure key to add to your .travis.yml (you can find more info on how to do it in that file). Also make sure you read the documentation from jekyll-travis. This approach has clear advantages in that you simply push your file changes to GitHub and all the HTML files are generated for you and pushed to gh-pages. Also you get to know if everything is still fine with your site builds. Don't hesitate to contact me if you still have any issues (see below about issue tracking).
This install builds well with Ruby v2.6.3 and Jekyll v3.9.0. If you run into any problems please log them on the issue tracker.
Feel free pull-request your patches and fixes.
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