Best Jekyll CMS
A list of some of the best Jekyll CMS that are feature rich and mostly free. Many have a paid plan which are not that great compared to some of the opensource ones.
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1. Jekyll Admin
A Jekyll plugin that provides users with a traditional CMS-style graphical interface to author content and administer Jekyll sites.
I think this is so far the best offline Jekyll CMS among all. This is built by the Jekyll team and works amazingly well.
The setup is easy. You will have to add one or two extra gems to your jekyll site. That’s all.
You can follow the installation instructions here - https://github.com/jekyll/jekyll-admin
2. Strapi Jekyll CMS
It runs well in local environment. It also has a nice GUI.
Head over to https://github.com/strapi/jekyll-blog and run the following command to get the backend running.
# Using Yarn yarn create strapi-app backend --template https://github.com/strapi/strapi-template-blog # Or using NPM npx create-strapi-app backend --template https://github.com/strapi/strapi-template-blog
This will clone a directory called
backend, installs dependencies, runs it, and opens it in a new browser tab. Keep this running.
Now clone the repo to get the frontend.
git clone https://github.com/strapi/jekyll-blog.git`
After the clone, go to
frontend directory and try running
bundle install. If it throws an error then delete the
Gemfile.lock file and try the command again.
Once all the required gems are installed, run
bundle exec jekyll serve
backend are in the same directory.
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