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GitHub Pages + Jekyll 4 with Github Actions!

posted on 2022-09-05 at 17:20:26 +0000

I’ve been wondering for a while why the GitHub Pages gem hadn’t been updated to Jekyll 4, which contains many changes that I’ve really wanted in the past. It turns out that GitHub has a new GitHub Actions workflow that is intended to replace the black-box pipeline that was the default, allowing for using other static site generators or really any arbitrary code to produce a Pages site. I’m really excited for this change, and hope to experiement with other ways of creating sites besides Jekyll in the future.

However, this site doesn’t have any good reason to switch to another generator right now, so I’ve simply updated it to use the new Actions workflow and updated to Jekyll 4. A preliminary check of the site appears to show no issues, but please let me know if you find any!