kaplan kaplan - 1 year ago 108
Markdown Question

How do I use markdownify in Jekyll to show an excerpt on the index

I'm looking to show a short excerpt of text from a longer post or page on the index page. I was going to use a custom variable in the Front Matter and grab that, but then I saw the filter for

.excerpt


I see in the Jekyll docs there's something called
{{ page.excerpt | markdownify }}
How would I markup the markdown on a page or post in order to use that filter?

edit: Or does markdownify take the entire .md document?

Answer Source

In the post markdown files you need to first set your excerpt, here is an example from one of my posts

layout: post
title: A developers toolkit
date: Friday 14 December, 2012
excerpt: What text editor to use? Sass or plain old CSS? What on earth is Compass? Command    line? I'm not touching that. Sound like you? Welcome, I was once like you and this is the guide I wish someone had given me.

Then on the index page call the tag

{{ post.excerpt }}

This should then output what you have wrote in the markdown file. Nice and simple and why I love Jekyll.