Install Ruby and RubyGem

  • For windows
  • Rubyinstaller
  • Fresh user better use the least version
  • Choose the version based on your OS is 32bits or 64bits.
  • For other OS
  • Follow the instructions on the official website
  • Install RubyGem
  • Turn on command line
  • Windows: input cmd in the dialogue Run
  • Input the commands on official page

Install Jekyll

  • Quick Way: Check homepage of official site
  • Always run jekyll serve in command line when test personal blog/websit locally out of Rstudio.

Initialize local repository

  • Clone or download a jekyll theme you like.
  • Build folder _source for .Rmd files.
  • Install R packages as following steps(from Brendan Rocks’ blog):

      install.packages(c("knitr", "servr", "devtools"))     # To process .Rmd files  
      devtools::install_github("hadley/lubridate")         # brocks reqs dev version  
      devtools::install_github("brendan-r/brocks")         # My lazy wrapper funs
  • Build a R project for the website in Rstudio. Such as scchencom.Rproj.
  • Open R project and fire the post as following stets:

      new_post("My first blog post!")
  • Check the website at localhost:4000. Run this command jekyll serve in the directory of the website.

Publish the website on github

  • Register a Github account.
  • Build a github repo in the name
  • Clone the github repo to your local repo.
  • Commit everything in your local repo.
  • Pull and check in the web borwser.
  • If you need a customized domain for your website, visit a DNS service you prefer and check this github help page.