How to show future dated posts in Jekyll

Jan 10, 2022 · 1 min read · Post a comment
How to show future dated posts in Jekyll

By default, Jekyll doesn’t display posts with future dates. Sometimes we want to test them before publishing, and for that reason there is a plain solution.


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Let’s start by saying you need to test a post with tomorrow’s date, for example:

When previewing post locally, you’ll get the following message:
Skipping: _posts/ has a future date.

The solution is quite simple. Just add the –future flag. Full command(s) below:

jekyll serve --future


bundle exec jekyll serve --future

Regarding the production environment (GitHub Pages for instance), add the following line in your _config.yml file found in the root directory:

future: true


As a next step, if you really don’t wanna bother with all of the above, a simple CI/CD cron job should do the job, by deploying every midnight in the preffered timezone by the website / blog owner.
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