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Derrick β€” Minimal Theme for Jekyll.

Derrick is a clean minimal and fast theme for a personal blog.

Table of Contents


  • 100% responsive and clean theme

  • Optimized for mobile devices

  • Minimal design

  • Valid HTML5 code

  • Post sharing

  • Supports Disqus Comments

  • Supports Google Analytics

  • Google Fonts


Check the theme in action Demo

Main page preview


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 (ruby-on-rails, Ruby_on_Rails, or Ruby-on-Rails).

Disqus Comments

Derrick Theme comes with Disqus comments enabled.

Open _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.

Google Analytics

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

Update favicon

You can find the current favicon (favicon.ico) inside the theme root directory, just replace it with your new favicon.


Mit License


If you’d like to support me so I can continue to provide free content and themes you can become my sponsor on Patreon. Thank you for your support ❀️