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Hello Friend

Hello Friend


Buy Me A Coffee


Code highlighting

By default the theme is using PrismJS to color your code syntax. All you need to do is to wrap you code like this:

  // your code here

Supported languages: bash/shell, css, clike, javascript, apacheconf, actionscript, applescript, c, csharp, cpp, coffeescript, ruby, csp, css-extras, diff, django, docker, elixir, elm, markup-templating, erlang, fsharp, flow, git, go, graphql, less, handlebars, haskell, http, java, json, kotlin, latex, markdown, makefile, objectivec, ocaml, perl, php, php-extras, r, sql, processing, scss, python, jsx, typescript, toml, reason, textile, rust, sass, stylus, scheme, pug, swift, yaml, haml, twig, tsx, vim, visual-basic, wasm.

How to start

First you need to clone this repo by git clone then switch to main dir, probably cd gatsby-starter-hello-friend should work fine. Next you should install all dependencies by yarn and then, to run starter on localhost yarn dev (which is gatsby clean && gatsby develop). If you want to build starter just run yarn build (which is gatsby build).

How it works

It's a simple starter for blogs and personal sites. You have posts and pages directories. Posts are generated from markdown files with required fileds: title, date and path. Pages can be generated from markdown files as well (with built-in navigation between them, just like in posts) but you can also generate them from JavaScript files (just like you normally do in Gatsby). If so, you should wrap your content in Layout component. It's not required, but highly recommended.


You can configure starter in gatsby-config.js. Here's what you can change:

title: String,
description: String,
copyrights: String,
author: String,
logo: Shape { // you can place your own logo
  src: String, // default dir is `/static/`
  alt: String,
logoText: String, // change default Hello Friend logo
defaultTheme: String, // light or dark as default
postsPerPage: Number, // pagination
showMenuItems: Number, // number of visible main menu items
menuMoreText: String, // string of main sub menu trigger (not visible items from main menu)
mainMenu: arrayOf(Shape { // main menu items
  title: String,
  path: String,

How to contribute

If you spot any bugs, please use Issue Tracker or if you want to add a new feature directly please create a new Pull Request.


If you like my work and want to support the development of the project, now you can! Just:

Buy Me A Coffee


Copyright © 2019 Radosław Kozieł (@panr)

The starter is released under the MIT License. Check the original theme license for additional licensing information.


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