A simple and clean Jekyll theme using bootstrap (not to be confused with jekyll-bootstrap) that's easy to modify and very modular in component and element reuse.
It uses Disqus for comments and includes Google Analytics support. Both of these features are disabled by default and can be enabled via _config.yml. You can also rip this code out of the templates if you like (footer.html and post.html). The beauty of Jekyll - keep things clean... Jekyll Clean!
The theme works well on mobile phones, using a collapsable nav bar and hiding the sidebar. The links pane in the sidebar is available on mobile through the nav menu, and you can do the same thing for any other sections added to the sidebar.
Don't forget to occassionally merge against my upstream repository so you can get the latest changes. Pull requests are encouraged and accepted!
If you don't have a blog already on github, start by cloning this repository. Best to do that directly on github and then clone that down to your computer.
If you already do have a blog, You can certainly apply this theme to your existing blog in place, but then you won't be able to merge as the theme changes. If you re-apply your blog history on top of this theme's gh-pages branch, it's then easy to update to the latest version of the theme. You also don't want to have to deal with resolving old conflicts from your existing history, so you may wish to to push your existing master off to a new branch so you have the old history and start a new branch with this as the start, merging in your _posts and other assets (after git rm'ing the current _posts.
Not ideal, but you have to make a choice - either apply it manually or base your blog off this theme's branch. Either way it will work, and both have their own pros and cons.
You can setup an upstream tracking repository like so:
$ git remote add upstream firstname.lastname@example.org:scotte/jekyll-clean.git
And now when you wish to merge your own branch onto the latest version of the theme, simply do:
$ git fetch upstream $ git merge upstream/gh-pages
Of course you will have to resolve conflicts for _config.yml, _includes/links-list.html, and _posts, and so on, but in practice this is pretty simple.
This is how I maintain my own blog which is based on this theme. The old history is sitting in an old-master branch that I can refer to when I need to.
Here's the exact set of packages I need to install on Debian to run jekyll locally with this theme for testing.
$ sudo aptitude install ruby ruby-dev rubygems nodejs $ sudo gem install jekyll $ sudo gem install redcarpet $ sudo gem install pygments.rb $ sudo gem install jekyll-paginate
And then it's just a simple matter of running jekyll locally:
$ jekyll serve
Now browse to http://127.0.0.1:4000/jekyll-clean/ (adjust per your baseurl in _config.yml).
Getting Disqus to work can be a bit more work than it seems like it should be. Make sure your Disqus account is correctly configured with the right domain of your blog and you know your Disqus shortname.
In _config.yml you'll need to set disqus to your Disqus shortname and make sure comments is true.
Finally, in posts, make sure you have comments: true in the YAML front matter.
More information on using Disqus with Jekyll is documented here.
The content of this theme is distributed and licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License
This license lets others distribute, remix, tweak, and build upon your work, even commercially, as long as they credit you for the original creation. This is the most accommodating of licenses offered. Recommended for maximum dissemination and use of licensed materials.
In other words: you can do anything you want with this theme on any site, just please provide a link to the original theme on github so I get credit for the original design. Beyond that, have at it!
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