Here are a few hints for local and travis environments to satisfy the jekyll requirement.

Local Environment

Depending on your platform, you might do this with:

yum install jekyll

apt-get install jekyll

gem install jekyll

Note: On MacOS X, /usr/bin/gem will install an incompatible version of jekyll. It is suggested that you use Homebrew to install ruby (which provides gem) before running gem install jekyll.

Continuous Integration - Travis

If you have Travis enabled for your project, you might have to tweak parts of your .travis.yml file:

If you’re working on a Scala project (language: scala), you need to add the bundle gems vendor path in the PATH environment variable:

 - export PATH=${PATH}:./vendor/bundle

This is needed in order to install and use the jekyll gem from other parts of your travis descriptor file. Once we have the /vendor/bundle path in the Travis PATH env variable, we have to install the gem in the install travis section:

  - rvm use 2.3.0 --install --fuzzy
  - gem update --system
  - gem install sass
  - gem install jekyll -v 3.2.1

Set it up in your Project

To begin, add the following lines to the project/plugins.sbt file within your project or the sbt module where you want to use the sbt-microsites plugin. Depending on the version, you might want to use:

Latest release:

addSbtPlugin("com.47deg"  % "sbt-microsites" % "0.8.0")

Finally, to enable the plugin, add this to your build.sbt file:


Write your documentation .md files

Your docs can be placed wherever you want in your project since there are sbt settings to point to the sources of your microsite, however the plugin expects to find the sources where both tut and mdoc have defined by default. They are:

  • Tut: src/main/tut/
  • mdoc: docs/