CloudCannon Documentation

CloudCannon builds all new sites with Jekyll.

Sites without a Gemfile are built with:

$ jekyll build

Sites with a Gemfile are built with:

$ bundle install
$ bundle exec jekyll build


Static sites work seamlessly in a Jekyll build, gaining access to more editing features in CloudCannon.

In a legacy CloudCannon static build, files are copied to the live site almost as is. CloudCannon performs optimisations and processes static-specific hosting features on the files.

To force a legacy CloudCannon static build for a site, add a file called .nojekyll to the root folder. There’s no need to set this except for sites built with legacy static features.