Reverie is a Jekyll-powered theme which is simple and opinionated. It's actually a fork of jekyll-now with some additional features and personal touches which I've implemented to suit my needs for my blog.
This is a plug-and-play Jekyll theme best suited to use on GitHub Pages without even setting up a local environment.
Table of Contents
- Features overview
- Using Reverie on GitHub Pages
- Using Categories in Reverie
- The name?
- Clean and minimal design
- Single column post layout
- Command-line free fork-first workflow, using GitHub.com to create, customize and post to your blog
- Fully responsive and mobile optimized theme
- Sass/Coffeescript support using Jekyll 2.0
- Free hosting on your GitHub Pages user site
- All the SEO goodies come built-in
- Markdown blogging
- Supports Pullquotes
- Syntax highlighting using Pygments
- Dracula syntax theme included
- Disqus commenting
- Social media icons
- Google Analytics integration
- Supports Google Analytics 4
- Fuzzy search across blog posts
- Blog with pagination
- Categorize posts out-of-the box
- RSS Feed
- Built-in sitemap
Like this theme? If so, consider donating a small amount that will help my maintaining this project further.
You can support me via Paypal.
Using Reverie on GitHub Pages
Setting up Reverie on GitHub Pages is as simple as it gets!
1. Fork Reverie to your User Repository
Fork this repository, then rename the repository to
Alternatively, you can click the
Use this template button if you want to create a repository with a clean commit history which will use Reverie as a template.
Your Jekyll blog will often be viewable immediately at https://yourgithubusername.github.io (if it's not, you can often force it to build by completing step 2).
2. Customize and view your site
Enter your site name, description, avatar and many other options by editing the
_config.yml file. You can easily turn on Google Analytics tracking, Disqus commenting and social icons here.
Making a change to
_config.yml (or any file in your repository) will force GitHub Pages to rebuild your site with Jekyll. Your rebuilt site will be viewable a few seconds later at https://yourgithubusername.github.io - if not, give it ten minutes as GitHub suggests and it'll appear soon.
3. Publish your first blog post
Delete all files from
_postsdirectory and create a new file called
/_posts/2019-2-13-Hello-World.md to publish your first blog post. That's all you need to do to publish your first blog post! This Markdown Cheatsheet might come in handy while writing the posts.
You can add additional posts in the browser on GitHub.com too! Just hit the Create new file button in
/_posts/to create new content. Just make sure to include the front-matter block at the top of each new blog post and make sure the post's filename is in this format: year-month-day-title.md
Using Categories in Reverie
You can categorize your content based on
categories in Reverie. For this, you just need to add
categories in front matter like below:
For adding single category:
For adding multiple categories:
categories: [PHP, Laravel]
The categorized content can be shown over this URL: https://yourgithubusername.github.io/categories/
Pagination of posts in Reverie works out-of-the-box. You only need to specify the number of posts you want on a single page in
_config.yml and Reverie will take care of the rest.
Reverie is an emailware. Meaning, if you liked using this theme or it has helped you in any way, I'd like you send me an email at email@example.com about anything you'd want to say about this software. I'd really appreciate it!
reverie - a state of being pleasantly lost in one's thoughts; a daydream.