There are a number of ways to easily automate the deployment of a Jekyll site.
Continuous Integration Service
One of the easiest ways to set up an automated deployment flow is by using a CI.
These services run a script when there’s a commit on your Git repository. You might want this script to build the site, run tests over the output then deploy it to the service of your choice.
We have guides for the following providers:
Git post-receive hook
To have a remote server handle the deploy for you every time you push changes using Git, you can create a user account which has all the public keys that are authorized to deploy in its
authorized_keys file. With that in place, setting up the post-receive hook is done as follows:
laptop$ ssh email@example.com server$ mkdir myrepo.git server$ cd myrepo.git server$ git --bare init server$ cp hooks/post-receive.sample hooks/post-receive server$ mkdir /var/www/myrepo
Next, add the following lines to hooks/post-receive and be sure Jekyll is installed on the server:
GIT_REPO=$HOME/myrepo.git TMP_GIT_CLONE=$HOME/tmp/myrepo GEMFILE=$TMP_GIT_CLONE/Gemfile PUBLIC_WWW=/var/www/myrepo git clone $GIT_REPO $TMP_GIT_CLONE BUNDLE_GEMFILE=$GEMFILE bundle install BUNDLE_GEMFILE=$GEMFILE bundle exec jekyll build -s $TMP_GIT_CLONE -d $PUBLIC_WWW rm -Rf $TMP_GIT_CLONE exit
Finally, run the following command on any users laptop that needs to be able to deploy using this hook:
laptops$ git remote add deploy firstname.lastname@example.org:~/myrepo.git
Deploying is now as easy as telling nginx or Apache to look at
/var/www/myrepo and running the following:
laptops$ git push deploy master