After a long period of inactivity (ie, not publishing anything here on I felt the urge to post and when I tried to rebuild my site, I received the following error.

Dependency Error: Yikes! It looks like you don’t have jekyll-paginate or one of its dependencies installed. In order to use Jekyll as currently configured, you’ll need to install this gem. The full error message from Ruby is: ‘cannot load such file – jekyll-paginate’ If you run into trouble, you can find helpful resources at!

A quick search will lead you to StackOverflow.

There, you will find various solutions. The one that worked for me was to simply run the following command to install the Jekyll Paginate gem.

gem install jekyll-paginate

Actually, I had to add sudo to the front of the command and supply my password to install it. So, it looked like this:

sudo gem install jekyll-paginate

Once I did that, I was able to rebuild my site and push it to Github.

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