Jekyll is an amazing blogging platform, regarding simplicity, templating and cleanliness. There are drawbacks for simplicity, lack of essential features. To keep my blog clean and minimal, I used Google’s Custom Search Engine and forwarded users to Google’s custom search’s public URL however it just seems too unprofessional. Let’s say I want to search for the term
node in my blog; I would simply forward the user to Google’s public search url. I tried searching for alternatives which I could integrate the search feature on my blog however it all required me to install and set up a whole different libraries and such.
There are various alternatives that one can use to integrate search feature in their Jekyll powered blog, some, from top of my head would be Lunr.js, Simple-Jekyll-Search by christian-fei, Algolia, Swifttype etc.