Derrick — Minimal Theme for Jekyll.
Derrick is a clean minimal and fast theme for a personal blog.
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100% responsive and clean theme
Optimized for mobile devices
Valid HTML5 code
Supports Disqus Comments
Supports Google Analytics
Check the theme in action Demo
To run the theme locally, navigate to the theme directory and run
bundle install to install the dependencies, then run
jekyll serve or
bundle exec jekyll serve to start the Jekyll server.
I would recommend checking the Deployment Methods page on Jekyll website.
To create a new post, you can create a new markdown file inside the _posts directory by following the recommended file structure.
--- layout: post title: "Welcome to Jekyll!" date: 2018-05-29 18:05:55 +0300 image: '/assets/img/03.jpg' tags: Life ---
You can set the tags and the post image.
Add post images to /assets/img/ directory.
For tags, try to not add space between two words, for example,
Ruby on Rails, could be something like (
Derrick Theme comes with Disqus comments enabled.
_config.yml file, and change the
mr-brown value on line 28 with your Disqus account shortname.
Comment Section (Disqus) disqus-identifier: mr-brown # Add your shortname for Disqus Comment. For example mr-brown
That’s all you need to setup Disqus from the theme side. If you get any issue regarding that comments are unable to load. First, make sure you have registered your website with Disqus (Step 1).
And also check Disqus troubleshooting guide if you still have issues.
To integrate Google Analytics, open
_config.yml, and add your Google Analytics identifier.
# Google Analytics google-analytics: # Add your identifier. For example UA-99631805-1
You can find the current favicon (favicon.ico) inside the theme root directory, just replace it with your new favicon.
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