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README.md

Cause

Not for profit themed template for Jekyll. Browse through a live demo. Increase the web presence of a not for profit or cause website with this configurable theme.

Cause

CloudCannon was made by CloudCannon, the Cloud CMS for Jekyll.

Find more templates, themes and step-by-step Jekyll tutorials at CloudCannon Academy.

Features

  • Pre-built pages
  • Pre-styled components
  • Configurable footer
  • Optimised for editing in CloudCannon
  • SEO tags
  • Google Analytics
  • Donorbox
  • MailChimp

Setup

  1. Add your site details in _config.yml.
  2. Add your Google Analytics to _config.yml.
  3. Get a workflow going to see your site's output (with CloudCannon or Jekyll locally).

Develop

Cause was built with Jekyll version 3.3.1, but should support newer versions as well.

Install the dependencies with Bundler:

$ bundle install

Run jekyll commands through Bundler to ensure you're using the right versions:

$ bundle exec jekyll serve

Editing

Cause is already optimised for updating pages, company details and footer elements in CloudCannon.

SEO Tag

This site uses the jekyll-seo-tag plugin. You should at least set a title in front matter on each page. Have a look at the project page for more options.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics is a third party website analytics tool. To install:

  1. Add your Google Analytics key to _config.yml
  2. Run your site in production JEKYLL_ENV=production. This is the default in CloudCannon and GitHub Pages.

Donorbox

Donorbox is a third party embeddable donation form for websites. To install:

  1. Set up a campaign on Donorbox
  2. Copy the embed code from the Dashboard screen
  3. Paste it into donation_embed in _config.yml

Mailchimp

Mailchimp is a third party embeddable newsletter for websites. To install:

  1. Set up a campaign on Mailchimp
  2. Find the embed code for the sign up form
  3. Copy the <form>'s action url
  4. Paste it into newsletter_action in _config.yml

Company details

  • Reused around the site to save multiple editing locations.
  • Set in the Data / Company section.
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