How to get header_pages in Minima to pull from _pages directory

Hi. Does anyone know how, when you’re using Minima, you get the header_pages listing in _config.yml to grab pages from the _pages directory rather than from the root directory?

I’ve moved about.md to the _pages directory and so far I’ve tried:

_pages/about.md
/_pages/about.md
./_pages/about.md

None of those work.

header_pages:
  - _pages/about.md

Works for me. You probably forgot to add _pages to the include array in your config. By default Jekyll ignores folders that start with an underscore (except _posts, _sass, _includes, _data, and _layouts). _pages isn’t a Jekyll convention, so you need to specifically tell it to include that folder.

Add

include:
  - _pages

To your _config.yml file and it’ll work.

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Thank you! I don’t know how I missed it, but I don’t remember seeing anywhere that I need to include the _pages directory for this to work.