The best least failure-prone way I’ve found is by using RubyInstaller builds. Go to to get the latest Ruby+Devkit (be careful to choose well your architecture).

gem install jekyll bundler

If you have to create a new Jekyll app:

jekyll new appdir
cd appdir


bundle install
bundle exec jekyll serve

2020-04-24: Removed update of Gemfile to add wdm, jekyll new adds that already.