By default, Jekyll 3 and above comes with Rouge, a pure Ruby syntax highlighter which supports 98 languages. Since Rouge themes are compatible with Pygments’s stylesheets, it’s nice for us to choose the favourable styles.
Markdown makes writing blog posts simple and fast, but sometimes that simplicity comes with limitations. Recently on updating this blog theme, I wanted to include images in the post with captions, and there wasn’t a straightforward way using Markdown. While adding an img tag is very easy with Markdown, I would have to do some fiddling to inset the caption.
Liquid is a simple templating language Jekyll uses to process pages on your site. With Liquid you can output an modify variables, have logic statements inside your pages and loop over content.
Jekyll features a simple “Related posts” variable per post page with site.related_posts, which contains the 10 most recent posts in default. However, it only works perfectly when lsi (latent semantic indexing) option was enabled. The Liquid tags might be helpful here.
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In this installation guide we’ll be using Windows 10. These instructions should work for older versions of Windows but they have not but tested.