Github Pages disables custom plugins for security. How can I use them with Jekyll on Github Pages?
I wanted to add lunr.js to this blog, in order to search for keywords quickly.
While you can serve it locally (
jekyll serve), you cannot push it up to Github Pages with a Gemfile.
Solution: 1) Make the local build
jekyll build --watch
This creates a static version of the site in your local directory under _site
2) Copy the directory from _site/ into the Github Pages repo. In this case, it is _site/js:
cp -r project_root/_site/js project_root/js
Now when you push to the remote Github repo, you will have the JS files that you are looking for with the JS plugin functionality.