Jekyll on Travis-CI
Setting up a Jekyll site on Travis-CI (so you can see the error messages)
Why should I set up continuous integration for a Jekyll site on Travis-CI
Setting up a Jekyll site on Github Pages is super convenient.
But one thing Github Pages didn’t provide is access to the error messages that you get when your site is set up incorrectly. Instead, you just get a “404 unavailable” message, or your site doesn’t update (your changes don’t seem to have any effect.)
The best way to remedy this—in fact its Github Pages own suggestion—is to set up continuous integration for your Jekyll site via Travis-CI.
Doing so has these advantages:
If you are using github pages, you won’t see the error messages if/when the site build is broken. TravisCI is the one of two ways that Github Pages suggests for making these error messages visible. (The other way is to run Jekyll locally on your own machine (setting up the site on localhost:4000).
When the site is broken, TravisCI will send you emails until the site is fixed.
Here’s how to do it:
Add a .travis.yml file to the root of your repo, with the following contents:
language: ruby rvm: - 2.1.7 script: "bundle exec jekyll build"
Make sure this line is in your _config.yml:
Visit https://travis-ci.org/ and login with your github.com credentials—the same ones you use to maintain the github repo where the github pages site is stored.
Eventually, the page you’ll visit is the same page as for your github.com repo, except with github.com replaced with travis-ci.org
For the repo: