mrh/mrhyde - static site quick starter script wizard

jekyll command line tool


The mrhyde-tools gem includes a command line tool that lets you run static site quick starter scripts. Try:

$ mrhyde --help      # or
$ mrh -h

Resulting in:

    mrh/mrhyde - jekyll command line tool .:. the static site quick starter script wizard

    mrhyde [global options] command [command options] [arguments...]


    --help            - Show this message
    --test, --dry_run - (Debug) Dry run; run script in simulation for testing
    --verbose         - (Debug) Show debug messages
    --version         - Display the program version

    new, n - Run static site quick starter script

    help   - Shows a list of commands or help for one command
    test   - (Debug) Test command suite


New Wizard

New Wizard Command - new, n

To run a static site quick starter wizard script to download and install (unzip/unpack) a theme archive and configure a static site ready-to-use. Try:

$ mrhyde new starter    # or
$ mrhyde n starter      # or
$ mrh n starter

This will download the starter.rb wizard script from the Mr. Hyde's Scripts repo and run through all steps e.g.:

Welcome, before setting up your site Mr. Hyde will ask you some questions.

Q: What's your site's title? [Your Site Title]:  Another Beautiful Static Site
Q: What's your name? [Henry Jekyll]: Edward Hyde
Q: Select your theme:
     1 - Starter
     2 - Bootstrap
     3 - Minimal
   Your choice (1-3)? [1]: 2 

Thanks! Ready-to-go. Stand back.

  Downloading Dr. Jekyll's Bootstrap Theme...
  Setting up Dr. Jeykll's Bootstrap Theme..
  Updating settings in _config.yml...
    title: "Another Beautiful Static Site" "Edward Hyde"

That's it. Now use:

$ cd starter
$ jekyll serve

And open up your new static site in your browser.

More Quick Starter Wizard Scripts

See the Mr. Hyde's Scripts library.

More Themes

See the Dr. Jekyll's Themes directory.


Just install the gem:

$ gem install mrhyde-tools


The mrhyde scripts are dedicated to the public domain. Use it as you please with no restrictions whatsoever.

Questions? Comments?

Send them along to the wwwmake forum. Thanks!