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A Jekyll plugin that provides users with a traditional CMS-style graphical interface to author content and administer Jekyll sites. The project is divided into two parts. A Ruby-based HTTP API that handles Jekyll and filesystem operations, and a Javascript-based front end, built on that API.

screenshot of Jekyll Admin


Refer to the installing plugins section of Jekyll's documentation and install the jekyll-admin plugin as you would any other plugin. Here's the short version:

  1. Add the following to your site's Gemfile:

    gem 'jekyll-admin', group: :jekyll_plugins
  2. Run bundle install


  1. Start Jekyll as you would normally (bundle exec jekyll serve)
  2. Navigate to http://localhost:4000/admin to access the administrative interface


Jekyll Admin related options can be specified in _config.yml under a key called jekyll_admin. Currently it has only one option hidden_links which is for hiding unwanted links on the sidebar. The following keys under hidden_links can be used in order to hide default links;

    - posts
    - pages
    - staticfiles
    - datafiles
    - configuration


Interested in contributing to Jekyll Admin? We’d love your help. Jekyll Admin is an open source project, built one contribution at a time by users like you. See the contributing instructions, and the development docs for more information.

Looking for a hosted version?

Jekyll Admin is intended to be run on your computer alongside your local Jekyll installation. If you're looking for a hosted version, we'd recommend checking out Siteleaf a hosted Jekyll editor with deep GitHub integration (whom we'd also like to thank for inspiring parts of Jekyll Admin itself!).


The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.