Install Jekyll on Windows

Introduction

In this installation guide we’ll be using Windows 10. These instructions should work for older versions of Windows but they have not but tested.

Open the Command Prompt which can be found in All Apps -> Windows System -> Command Prompt. Right click on the icon, select “More” then “Run as administrator”

Command Prompt

Commands

Next we’ll install Chocolatey which is a package manager for Windows:

@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy Bypass -Command "iex ((new-object net.webclient).DownloadString('https://chocolatey.org/install.ps1'))" && SET PATH=%PATH%;%ALLUSERSPROFILE%\chocolatey\bin

Close Command Prompt and open it again to make Chocolatey available, remember to run it as administrator.

First we’ll install Ruby:

choco install ruby -y

Close Command Prompt and open it once again to make Ruby available, remember to run it as administrator:

And now we can install Jekyll:

gem install jekyll

Final check

We can test Jekyll is working by checking the version installed:

jekyll -v

Version