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README.md

Garth

Gem Version

🥁 A stupidly simple theme for Jekyll, using the official Jekyll theme implementation.

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Contents

Installation

As a Jekyll theme

  1. Add gem "garth-jekyll-theme" to your Gemfile to add the theme as a dependancy
  2. Run the command bundle install in the root of project to install the theme and its dependancies
  3. Add theme: garth-jekyll-theme to your _config.yml file to set the site theme
  4. Run bundle exec jekyll serve to build and serve your site
  5. Done! Use the example _config.yml file to set site-wide options

As a GitHub Pages remote theme

  1. Add gem "jekyll-remote-theme" to your Gemfile to add the theme as a dependancy
  2. Run the command bundle install in the root of project to install the jekyll remote theme gem as a dependancy
  3. Add jekyll-remote-theme to the list of plugins in your _config.yml file
  4. Add remote_theme: daviddarnes/garth to your _config.yml file to set the site theme
  5. Run bundle exec jekyll serve to build and serve your site
  6. Done! Use the example _config.yml file to set site-wide options

As a Boilerplate / Fork

(deprecated, not recommended)

  1. Fork the repo
  2. Replace the Gemfile with one stating all the gems used in your project
  3. Delete the following unnecessary files/folders: CODE_OF_CONDUCT.md, CONTRIBUTING.md, LICENSE, screenshot.png, CNAME and garth-jekyll-theme.gemspec
  4. Run the command bundle install in the root of project to install the jekyll remote theme gem as a dependancy
  5. Run bundle exec jekyll serve to build and serve your site
  6. Done! Use the example _config.yml file to set site-wide options

Customising

When using Garth as a theme means you can take advantage of the file overriding method. This allows you to overwrite any file in this theme with your own custom file, simply by matching the file name and path. The most common example of this would be if you want to add your own styles or change the core style settings.

To add your own styles copy the styles.scss into your own project with the same file path (assets/styles.scss). From there you can add your own styles, you can even optionally ignore the theme styles by removing the @import "garth"; line.

If you're just looking to set your own colours copy the _colors.scss and main theme styles file garth.scss into your project at the same file path (_sass/) and change variables however you wish. The settings are a mixture of custom variables and settings from Sassline - follow the link to find out how to configure the typographic settings.

Site settings

You'll need to change the description, title and url to match with the project.

Page layouts

There are 3 layouts; page, post and home (home acts as the font page blog).

Note: The Post List Page options are actually in the collection data within the _config.yml file, this is so they can be edited with CMSs such as Siteleaf

Credits