So I have my repository for Github Pages. I decided - for no really good reason - to initial jekyll in a blog subfolder.

Using the usual git commands:

git add blog/	
git commit
git push

When I deployed I had the issue that I got this error from the good folks at Github:

The page build failed with the following error:

A file was included in blog/ that is a symlink or does not exist in your _includes directory. For more information, see

So I’ve checked out the page. It seems to imply the _includes folder should be in the root directory of the website.

In the end, I fixed it by blowing away the entire folder and restarting with a fresh jekyll deployment in the root folder.