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Moving is a clean and minimalist theme for Jekyll, focusing on pure and efficient writing. [view demo]

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New Blog

If you want to create a new blog using moving. You can follow these steps after setting up the Jekyll environments:

Clone this repository:

git clone

Move into that directory:

cd moving/

Install required gems using bundle:

bundle install

Run the blog in localhost

jekyll serve

Once you successfully run the moving blog, you can modify the theme and add posts by yourself, have fun!

Add Moving to an Existing Blog

Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:

gem "moving"

And add this line to your Jekyll site's _config.yml:

theme: moving

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install moving

Deploy to Github Pages

⚠️ If you want to publish your site in Github Pages. Change theme: xxx in _config.yml to remote_theme: huangyz0918/moving then push to your github repo (this is important, or you will get an error from github pages that not support the moving theme). If you want to test your site locally, you can change that to theme: moving and build again.

Here is an example for Github Pages.


You can modify the _config.yml to custom your blog. An example is if you want to change the back button's text in each post, you can change the back_to.

title: Moving # The title of the blog
author: Your Name # Your name
email: # your email shown in the footer
url: # this is your site's root address.
description: > # this means to ignore newlines until "show_excerpts:"
  A clean and minimalist theme for Jekyll.
favicon: "./favicon.ico" # set the favicon of the site
show_excerpts: false # set to true to show excerpts on the homepage

# Moving date format
# refer to if you want to customize this
  avatar_url: "" # avatar in about page
  about_you: a short description about you. # short description about you in about page
  date_format: "%b %d" # date format of posts in home page
  back_to: "Home" # In the post page, you have a back button above the title, you can custom the text by yourself.

# Build settings
theme: moving # note, please use huangyz0918/moving if you want to publish to Github Pages.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at here. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


To set up your environment to develop this theme, run bundle install.

Your theme is setup just like a normal Jekyll site! To test your theme, run bundle exec jekyll serve and open your browser at http://localhost:4000. This starts a Jekyll server using your theme. Add pages, documents, data, etc. like normal to test your theme's contents. As you make modifications to your theme and to your content, your site will regenerate and you should see the changes in the browser after a refresh, just like normal.

When your theme is released, only the files in _layouts, _includes, _sass and assets tracked with Git will be bundled. To add a custom directory to your theme-gem, please edit the regexp in moving.gemspec accordingly.


The theme is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.