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Cypher - Jekyll Theme

Gem Version

Welcome to the cypher Jekyll theme! This theme is used to power


To install this theme:

  1. add gem "cypher-jekyll-theme" to your Gemfile
  2. add theme: cypher-jekyll-theme or remote_theme: mikeecb/cypher-jekyll-theme, if you're using Github Pages, to your _config.yml file
  3. execute bundle or intall the gem yourself by running gem install cypher-jekyll-theme


To use the theme,

  1. create a or index.html file that uses the _layout/home.html layout
  2. override the _include/about_preview.html and _include/contact.html files to populate the "About" and "Contact" sections on your homepage
  3. (Optionally) create a or 404.html file that uses the _layout/not_found.html layout
  4. (Important) add the jekyll-feed plugin explicitly in your _config.yaml


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at 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, and _sass tracked with Git will be released.


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