20 November 2021

Jekyll Feeds Plugin on Github pages

On another site I’m creating I didn’t want a feeds.xml file. The default Jekyll configuration for Github pages includes the minima theme and the jekyll-feed plugin by default.

Removing jekyll-feeds from the jekyll _config.yml doesn’t actually disable the plugin. It seems I’m not the only one to be confused by this. Fortunately the suggestions on that issue from creadone worked for me.

To repeat them here:

  • Remove the jekyll-feed plugin and minima theme from _config.yml
  • Comment out these lines from Gemfile
    • gem "minima", "~> 2.5"
    • gem "jekyll-feed", "~> 0.12"
  • For local development restart the jekyll server