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Theme Installation and Usage

This is a blog template for a static site generator named Jekyll based on a Ghost template named Decent. If you like to see the theme in production have a look at jwillmer.de.

Screenshots

Frontpage
Post
Demo
About Page

Installation

  • To generate/host the blog you need to install Jekyll.
  • For the plugins (github-pages) you need to install Bundler: gem install bundler
    • Open a command prompt and install the plugins (github-pages): bundle install
    • On Windows you can get an exception if you have not the latest rubygems. To solve it you get the latest rubygems or you can read How to install Jekyll and pages-gem on Windows (x64) or you just remove the plugins by deleting the Gemfile and delete all gems: from the _config.yml.

Build

  • To build the static site you can use the generated site folder that Jekyll creates when you use jekyll serve or you can build it explicitly with jekyll build.
  • To auto refresh your browser on changes run jekyll with the following command jekyll liveserve
  • If you like to use GitHub to host your blog you can fork this project and publish the code to gh-pages. GitHub has jekyll included and will generate the site for you.

User Content

Blogposts can be written in Markdown.

  • The folder for blog content is _posts
  • For author details you need to modify _data/authors.yml
  • For cv details you need to modify _data/cv.yml
  • If you change the author in _data you need to change the author attribute in _posts and _pages as well
  • For site properties (like the name) you need to modify _config.yml and robots.txt

After modifying *.yml files you need to restart jekyll to take effect.

YAML Features

Following (additional) features are supported in the header (YAML Front Matter) of each post. A detailed description can be found in the YAML Custom Features post.

---
title:         Example      #Page/post title
author:        jwillmer     #Page/post author
cover:         /image.jpg   #Optional: Posibillity to change cover on a post/page
redirect_from: /foo         #Optional: Redirect url
visible:       false        #Optional: Hide page from listing in the menu.
weight:        5            #Optional: Influence sorting of pages in the menu
menutitle:     Offline      #Optional: Use a secondary name in the menu/post list
tags:          hallo welt   #Optional: Will be displayed as tags and as keywords in posts
keywords:      hallo welt   #Optional: Will add keywords to a page
language:      en           #Optional: Will set a specific language of the page
comments:      false        #Optional: Will enable/disable comments in your post 
math:          false        #Optional: Will enable math formulas
citation:      [..]         #Optional: Additional meta tags for scholar articles
---

License

The theme is released under The MIT License (MIT).

The MIT License (MIT)

Copyright (c) 2016 Jens Willmer

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