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Pretty, extensionless URLs in GitHub Pages using Jekyll

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If you want to have extensionless URLs in GitHub Pages then you might be inclined to add a permalink to the metadata of your page or post:

permalink: /my-pretty-url

Short answer for TL;DR, you need to put a forward slash at the end of your pretty permalink:

permalink: /my-pretty-url/

If you don’t do this, it will kind of work and you’ll still get the expected URL:

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However you may well end up with your browser simply prompting you to download the page rather than actually navigate to it:

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The is simply down to how Jekyll generates pages. Right now you will end up with an extensionless file generated for your page:

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What you want is a folder with the pretty name containing your page in an index.html, like below:

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If you put a forward slash on the end of your permalink pretty URL, you force Jekyll to do just this:

permalink: /my-pretty-url/


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