Any files that contain a YAML front matter block will be processed by Jekyll as special files. The front matter must be the first thing in the file and takes the form of:
--- layout: post title: Blogging Like a Hacker ---
Between the triple-dashed lines, you can set predefined variables (see below for a reference) or custom data of your own.
IMPORTANT! (Especially for Windows users)
When you use
UTF-8 encoding for your file, make it clear that no
BOM header chars in your file. Or everything will blow up!