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Simplicity Theme


A simple design with which you can make your own portfolio. Modular page layout and separate project overview and detail page



  • Skills - Here you can list your knowledge and how well you know yourself.
  • Experience - A list of companies where you have already worked and gained experience.
  • Education - Also a list where you can deposit your education.
  • Text - A normal text block that has many uses.
  • Last projects - This module is mainly intended for the homepage and serves to present your projects, blogs or other subpages
  • Gallery - A small gallery to capture your photos.


  • Entry list - An overview of your projects. Prerequisite to create further projects. The overview has a filter that lets you filter the ad by tags.
  • Modular - This is a page where you can combine different modules and build your content individually
  • Home - Is intended only for the home page. Also modular in design, but with two columns


Installing the Simplicity theme can be done in one of two ways. Our GPM (Grav Package Manager) installation method enables you to quickly and easily install the theme with a simple terminal command, while the manual method enables you to do so via a zip file.

GPM Installation (Preferred)

The simplest way to install this theme is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM) through your system's Terminal (also called the command line). From the root of your Grav install type:

bin/gpm install simplicity

This will install the Simplicity theme into your /user/themes directory within Grav. Its files can be found under /your/site/grav/user/themes/simplicity.

This method will copy the sample pages provided in the _demo/pages folder to your user/pages folder so that the theme will work out of the box with placeholder content.

Manual Installation

To install this theme, just download the zip version of this repository and unzip it under /your/site/grav/user/themes. Then, rename the folder to simplicity. You can find these files either on GitHub or via

You should now have all the theme files under


NOTE: If you want to use the demo content, move the contents of _demo/pages into your grav installations's user/pages directory. This will ensure that the theme templates work out of the box.


As development for the Simplicity theme continues, new versions may become available that add additional features and functionality, improve compatibility with newer Grav releases, and generally provide a better user experience. Updating Simplicity is easy, and can be done through Grav's GPM system, as well as manually.

GPM Update (Preferred)

The simplest way to update this theme is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM). You can do this with this by navigating to the root directory of your Grav install using your system's Terminal (also called command line) and typing the following:

bin/gpm update simplicity

This command will check your Grav install to see if your Simplicity theme is due for an update. If a newer release is found, you will be asked whether or not you wish to update. To continue, type y and hit enter. The theme will automatically update and clear Grav's cache.

Manual Update

Manually updating Simplicity is pretty simple. Here is what you will need to do to get this done:

  • Delete the your/site/user/themes/simplicity directory.
  • Download the new version of the Simplicity theme from either GitHub or
  • Unzip the zip file in your/site/user/simplicity and rename the resulting folder to simplicity.
  • Clear the Grav cache. The simplest way to do this is by going to the root Grav directory in terminal and typing bin/grav clear-cache.


If you want to set Simplicity as the default theme, you can do so by following these steps:

  • Navigate to /your/site/grav/user/config.
  • Open the system.yaml file.
  • Change the theme: setting to theme: simplicity.
  • Save your changes.
  • Clear the Grav cache. The simplest way to do this is by going to the root Grav directory in Terminal and typing bin/grav clear-cache.

Once this is done, you should be able to see the new theme on the frontend. Keep in mind any customizations made to the previous theme will not be reflected as all of the theme and templating information is now being pulled from the simplicity folder.

Configure the Theme


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In the theme settings you can change the corresponding information about yourself and also upload your own profile picture.

Or change manual in the file /your/site/grav/user/config/themes/simplicity.yaml.

enabled: true
  name: 'Hans Müller'
  subtitle: Web-Developer
    github: ''
    facebook: ''
    twitter: ''
    linkedin: ''
    google: ''
      name: default_avatar.png
      type: image/png
      size: 69163
      path: user/themes/simplicity/images/custom/default_avatar.png


This theme for the Grav CMS is a simple and clear modular design. This is primarily used to create a portfolio of yours. You can also use this to introduce your projects to the public or to run a blog.




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