Whitespace is a minimal and responsive theme for Octopress. This theme lets your content take the center stage of your blog.
Default theme: Themespace Preview
If you are using whitespace and would like to showcase your website, we would be very happy to add you to the list! Just tell us your URL via the issue tracking system!
$ cd octopress $ git clone git://github.com/lucaslew/whitespace.git .themes/whitespace $ rake install['whitespace'] # for zsh, use: rake install\['whitespace'\] $ rake generate
$ git -C .themes/whitespace pull origin master $ rake install['whitespace'] $ rake generate
Update and Keep Customizations
For this to work, you have to track your website theme customizations on a remote (we call it
$ git -C .themes/whitespace pull origin master $ rake install['whitespace'] $ cd ../.. $ git fetch --all $ git reset --hard mywebsiterepo/master $ rake generate
We support the open-source Juvia comment system. To enable it, add the
juvia_host parameters in
You can add several icons to the navigation bar. Just set the corresponding user IDs in
googleplus_hidden: falsefor Google+ profile.
pinboard_userfor Pinboard bookmarks.
delicious_userfor Delicious bookmarks.
github_show_profile_link: truefor GitHub profile.
twitter_userfor Twitter profile.
bitbucket_userfor Bitbucket profile.
stackoverflow_user_idfor Stackoverflow profile. (If you look at your profile link its structure is:
linkedin_userfor LinkedIn profile. (To use this icon you'll need to create a custom public profile URL. Here is a help topic specifying how to do this.)
You can also use our theme to set up a Linklog! To publish a link post, just add the
external-url variable to the YAML section (the header) of your post - and specify a valid URL.
--- layout: post ... external-url: http://example.com/some/external/url ---
The title will be rendered with an arrow (→) character at the end; and the title link will point to the external url.
Google+ "authored by" link
googleplus_user variable is set under
_config.yml, by default, posts will contain a link with
rel="author" pointing to the respective Google+ profile.
You can override the pofile for the authored by link for a specific post by adding
googleplus_user for the post:
--- layout: post ... gooleplus_user: [put overriding profile id here] ---
You can also choose to ignore the link by assigning
ignore to the
googleplus_user post variable (in your post header). The "authored by" text will then be displayed without a link.
--- layout: post ... googleplus_user: ignore ---
AdSense for Search
You can enable Google AdSense™ for search via your whitespace search bar.
For this to work you have to set
adsense_cse_partner_ID in your
_config.yml file (you will have to add a line for the second variable, as it is not used with any other themes).
The value for this variable can be extracted from the custom code for your search bar from a line such as the following:
<input type="hidden" name="cx" value="<adsense_cse_partner_ID>" />
simple_search: https://www.google.com/search adsense_cse_partner_ID: partner-pub-9999999999999999:9999999999
Edit and History Links
If you choose to track your content via an open repository (on GitHub, Bitbucket, etc.) you can also link to your article's history (in the footer) or allow users to contribute via the version controlling backend (link in the header, next to "COMMENTS").
Whitespace automatically enables this if you set the following variables in your
_config.yml - e.g.:
history: https://github.com/youruser/yourblog/commits/master/source/ edit: https://github.com/youruser/yourblog/edit/master/source/
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