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How to set up Jekyll on Linux in Shopify

Thomas Nguyen
Thomas Nguyen Updated: February 21, 2023


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Installed easilly with simple steps, Jekyll is a Ruby Gem that the users can find available in different systems such as Linux. With several requirements such as the Ruby’s version from 2.2.5 or above or installing the GCC and Make.

Originally developed for PC, Linux was based on the Intel x86 design. This platforms now becomes more and more popular than any other operating system. Since late 2017, Linux has been gradually eliminated all competitors, it is considered as top of operating system on servers as well as big iron systems, for example, mainframe computers.

Linux is an open-source so it is free for any Shopify store owners to operate their website based on the Linux kernel. Moreover, the Shopify store owners can easily pack the Linux in its distribution including Linux kernel and supporting system. Almost of these software libraries are provided by the GNU Project which are called as the name GNU/Linux.

In this guding article How to set up Jekyll on Linux in Shopify, the users can use Ubuntu 16.04. If they want to use another Linux distribution, they can change the apt-get commands to the package manager on the operation system. Through these basic steps, we hope that the online sellers can understand simple procedure to install Jekyll on Linux.

How to set up Jekyll on Linux in Shopify

Step 1: Install commands

The Shopify store owners can begin installation with setting up commands by opening up the Terminal. In this step, the Terminal that the users can run our installation commands.

However, one of the most important requirements to install Jekyll is make sure Ubuntu is up to date:

sudo apt-get update

Step 2: Install Ruby

To avoid installing Ruby Gems as the root user, it is necessary for the Shopify store owners to set up a gem installation directory for their user accounts. The following commands will add environment variables to ~/.bashrc file to configure the gem installation. Then, the users can run:

sudo apt-get install ruby-full

Step 3: Install Jekyll

Eventually, at this step, the users can install Jekyll

sudo gem install jekyll

Step 4: Final check{#step-4}

To check whether the Jekyll works fluently or not, it is

jekyll -v


The Shopify store owners can have the most simple step to set up this Jekyll through this article How to set up Jekyll on Linux in Shopify. Furthermore, to have more knowledge about this static genrator, the Shopify store owners can discover with a chain of articles such as How to build Jekyll on your site, How to set up Jekyll on Mac OS Xand How to set up Jekyll on Windows.

As the CTO of Avada, a company specializing in Marketing Automation Platform, I have over 10 years of experience in software development. I have successfully led Avada's technical team in creating innovative products for our clients.

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