Octopress 3 Themes: Options? #1778

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verticon opened this Issue Jan 8, 2017 · 7 comments

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@verticon
verticon commented Jan 8, 2017

Do I understand correctly that the only theme available for Octopress 3 is Genesis? No way to have the beautiful theme that I see here, and here, and here? (I believe that it is the "default" theme from the previous version of Octopress). I am considering uninstalling v3 and installing v2; albeit I anticipate gem version grief. Any advise for this octopress/jekyll/gems newbie will be much appreciated!

BTW: It is difficult to determine whether what I read on the web is or is not applicable to v3. My default assumption is that it is not.

Thank you for your help.

@verticon
verticon commented Jan 8, 2017

Apparently, what I referred to as the "default" theme is actually called Classic. Here is an issue pretty much the same as mine; never answered.

@verticon
verticon commented Jan 8, 2017

BTW: Here is my "out of the box" V3 site, hosted on GitHub pages. (I just got started this weekend).

@ianklatzco
@verticon
verticon commented Jan 8, 2017

Thanks, Ian. Is the Classic theme a jekyll theme? Can I use it?

@verticon
verticon commented Jan 8, 2017

BTW: Please forgive my current inability to distinguish what is provided by jekyll from what is provided by octopress. It seems that octopress layers functionality on top of jekyll in order to make jekyll easier to use; but it is all still a bit murky at the moment.

@ianklatzco

totally understandable! it took me a while of digging to figure it all out.

you can mkdir blog-testing ; jekyll new ./blog-testing to see what files jekyll creates by default,
or try mkdir blog-testing ; octopress new ./blog-testing instead to see what octopress creates.

the directory structure for classic does not look familiar to me, so my guess is that it's out of date.
you could probably try fiddling with it some to get it working, though!

@verticon
verticon commented Jan 8, 2017

Will do. Thank again. Happy New Year, Ian.

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