This latest release of Jekyll includes a slew of enhancements and bug fixes. Some of the highlights:

  • Strange bug around spacing/indentation should be resolved. It was a curious bug indeed.
  • Pages, Posts, and Drafts can now be converted by multiple converters.
  • Static files can now be safely included in collections. They’ll be placed in a collection.files array. still holds exclusively content with YAML front matter.
  • Sass files can once again be rendered by Liquid. However, neither Sass nor CoffeeScript can ever have a layout. Bonus: scssify and sassify Liquid filters.
  • Partial variables allowed now in the path argument of include calls
  • We added a jekyll help command. Pass it a subcommand to see more info about that subcommand. Or don’t, to see the help for jekyll itself.
  • Lots of fixes to the site template we use for jekyll new, including converting the CSS into SCSS.
  • The jsonify filter will now call #to_liquid for you
  • Lots, lots more!

One change deserves special note. In #2633, subfolders inside a _posts folder were processed and added as categories to the posts. It turns out, this behaviour was unwanted by a large number of individuals, as it is a handy way to organize posts. Ultimately, we decided to revert this change in #2705, because it was a change in behaviour that was already well-established (at least since Jekyll v0.7.0), and was convenient.

For more excellent CHANGELOG reading material, check out the History page! Happy Jekylling!