I have a Jekyll site that uses the default Minima Theme. I’m still very new to Jekyll, so I have a rather basic question –
Which files out of the files in my Jekyll site folder should the Github Pages repository actually contain?
Right now, when I hit
ls -al inside my main jekyll site directory / git cloned directory, I get the following:
and so on. This is the directory where I hit
jekyll build etc.
The contents of the
.gitignore file are:
If I go over to my git repository, I see (predictably) all the files in my local git directory that are not
.gitignore 'ed. You can see my repository to confirm that it contains most of what I have referred to above - the
_config.yml and so on.
I’ve read elsewhere that the pages that actually make up your site are those html pages that Jekyll puts in the _site folder. So am I doing this wrong, and should I somehow only be pushing the contents of
_site into my Github Pages repository?
Or is this all working the way it’s supposed to be working?
I’ve noticed that there is a noticeable (few minutes) delay between pushing changes to my repository and seeing the ensuing changes at the URL for my website. Is this normal? Is Github running
Jekyll serve on their own server?