What is Jekyll?
Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.
No more databases, comment moderation, or pesky updates to install—just your content.
Permalinks, categories, pages, posts, and custom layouts are all first-class citizens here.