We’ve upgraded GitHub Pages to support the latest version of Jekyll, the open source static site generator. Whether you’re a new user or a savvy veteran, here are a few features that might help make publishing your next site a bit easier:
.jsonfiles in the
_datadirectory now get read in and are exposed to Liquid templates as the
site.datanamespace (along with
Under the hood there’s also some great time savers such as front-matter defaults, the
group_by filters, and a new starter site. Check out the full list of 300+ changes and new features added to Jekyll since version 1.5.1.