The template is available as Ruby Gem. To add the Gem to your jekyll site do the following:
Add the Gem in the
Add the Theme in
Alternatively, you can fork the repository and use it as your website.
Instead of inventing the wheel, the template uses the following popular plugins for Jekyll, to add features to the template:
The template expects following variables in the
For navigation links, the template looks for
_data/navigation.yml file. The links should be added to the file in following format.
url can be external or relative.
For social links in footer, the template looks for
_data/social.yml file. Following is the supported social networks and format in which it should be added.
If you want to link the blog/site with Micro.blog, add following in
This will generate a link tag in head (to verify site) and add a link to follow on Blog page.
To use Pocker for Publishers with the website, you need to add the Pocket verification code in the HEAD tag of the website. The template uses a variable
pocket_verification in the global configuration to insert it into HEAD. To use this, add the following line in
As mentioned above, the template uses jekyll-seo-tag for SEO information. All the options from that can be used. For more information read its Usage.
As mentioned above, the template uses jekyll-sitemap and jekyll-feed for sitemap and feed respectively. By default sitemap is available at
/sitemap.xml and feed of posts is available at
/feed.xml. For more information about the plugins, check out there repositories and read the documentations.
The template provides following layouts:
To override any of the built-in layouts, just create the file with same name in
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