Jekyll in a Docker Container
But this has been done. Why not
docker run jekyll/jekyll?
- I wanted two images, one for easy CLI (
bretfisher/jekyll) and one for easy local server for dev with sane defaults (
bretfisher/jekyll-serve), which I use 90% of time
- So you can start any Jekyll server with
- I wanted to dev on a local jekyll site w/o having jekyll installed on my host OS
- I wanted it to be as easy as possible to start
- I wanted current alpine, ruby, and jekyll
So, this does that.
|bretfisher/jekyll||Runs Jekll by default with no options, good for general CLI commands||
|bretfisher/jekyll-serve||Runs Jekll serve with sane defaults, good for local Jekll site dev||
Creating a site:
cd to empty directory docker run -v $(pwd):/site bretfisher/jekyll new .
Start a local server with sane defaults listening on port 8080:
cd dir/of/your/jekyll/site docker run -p 8080:4000 -v $(pwd):/site bretfisher/jekyll-serve
Details: it will mount your current path into the containers
bundle install before running
jekyll serve to , serve it at
To make this even easier, copy
docker-compose.yml from this repo to your jekyll site root. Then you’ll only need to:
cd dir/of/your/jekyll/site docker-compose up
BONUS: Run even easier with Docker App
First, install docker-app manually (for now)
Now you don’t even need a docker-compose.yml in the site, you’re pulling my compose file and running it in one command
cd dir/of/your/jekyll/site docker-app render | docker-compose -f - up
Q. What if I want to run other jekyll commands?
just add the jekyll options to the end of the
docker run -v $(pwd):/site bretfisher/jekyll doctor
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