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The setup and configuration process for a Domain managed by Google Domains running a Jekyll Blog hosted on GitHub Pages.
Step 1 – Fork and update a GitHub repo.
- I forked this quickstart Jekyll now repo, by Barry Clark.
- Inside your fork, rename the repo using the following format
- In the settings section of the repo, goto the GitHub Pages section and point it to your naked domain, IE:
http://example.com– without the
www.canonical name alias.
- Update the CNAME file in the root directory, as follows:
That is all it takes to configure your blog in GitHub. Now you will need to configure the domain itself.
Step 2 – Configure the DNS records for your domain.
Login to Google Domains and navigate to the DNS configuration section of the domain you wish to configure.
- Custom resource records:
|Name||Type||Time To Live||Data|
That’s all… but be warned that it may take a bit to propagate the records across the globe ( up to a day ), but generally this happens in less than 5 minutes for most locations.
You can visual the propagation using various online tools while you wait.
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