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Minimal white theme for Octopress
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README.md

Whitespace

Whitespace is a minimal and responsive theme for Octopress. This theme lets your content take the center stage of your blog.

Demos

Default theme: Themespace Preview

Actual blogs: Lucas Lew's blog, Chymeric Tutorials, Raúl Fuente Vanilla's Blog.

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!

Install

$ cd octopress
$ git clone git://github.com/lucaslew/whitespace.git .themes/whitespace
$ rake install['whitespace'] # for zsh, use: rake install\['whitespace'\]
$ rake generate

Update

$ 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 mywebsiterepo).

$ git -C .themes/whitespace pull origin master
$ rake install['whitespace']
$ cd ../..
$ git fetch --all
$ git reset --hard mywebsiterepo/master
$ rake generate

Comment System

We support the open-source Juvia comment system. To enable it, add the juvia_site_key and juvia_host parameters in _config.yml.

Navigation Bar

You can add several icons to the navigation bar. Just set the corresponding user IDs in _config.yml:

  • googleplus_user with googleplus_hidden: false for Google+ profile.
  • pinboard_user for Pinboard bookmarks.
  • delicious_user for Delicious bookmarks.
  • github_user with github_show_profile_link: true for GitHub profile.
  • twitter_user for Twitter profile.
  • bitbucket_user for Bitbucket profile.
  • stackoverflow_user_id for Stackoverflow profile. (If you look at your profile link its structure is: http://stackoverflow.com/users/your-user-id/your-login)
  • linkedin_user for 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.)

External URL

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

If the 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 simple_search and 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>" />

Example for _config.yml:

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 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/

License

(The MIT License)

Permission is hereby granted, free of charge, to any person obtaining a copy of this software and associated documentation files (the ‘Software’), to deal in the Software without restriction, including without limitation the rights to use, copy, modify, merge, publish, distribute, sublicense, and/or sell copies of the Software, and to permit persons to whom the Software is furnished to do so, subject to the following conditions:

The above copyright notice and this permission notice shall be included in all copies or substantial portions of the Software.

THE SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED ‘AS IS’, WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE AND NONINFRINGEMENT. IN NO EVENT SHALL THE AUTHORS OR COPYRIGHT HOLDERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY CLAIM, DAMAGES OR OTHER LIABILITY, WHETHER IN AN ACTION OF CONTRACT, TORT OR OTHERWISE, ARISING FROM, OUT OF OR IN CONNECTION WITH THE SOFTWARE OR THE USE OR OTHER DEALINGS IN THE SOFTWARE.

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