A Jekyll theme build on Octopress Ink
Latest commit 910d149 Dec 22, 2015 @imathis imathis Merge pull request #47 from jingsam/patch-1
'nav' should be 'main_nav'


Octopress Genesis (A work in progress)

A new theme build on Octopress Ink.

Gem Version License

Note: This theme is in alpha development. What's left to do? See the issues.


If you're using bundler add this gem to your site's Gemfile in the :jekyll_plugins group:

group :jekyll_plugins do
  gem 'octopress-genesis-theme'

Then install the gem with Bundler

$ bundle

To install manually without bundler:

$ gem install octopress-genesis-theme

Then add the gem to your Jekyll configuration.

  - octopress-genesis-theme


This is best demonstrated on a new Jekyll site:

  • Create a new Jekyll site.
  • Add some posts or pages.
  • Ensure that posts have the layout theme:post, and pages theme:page
  • Run jekyll serve and check it out.


To configure this theme, create a _plugins/theme/config.yml and add your settings. Here are the defaults.

# Settings for main header
title: My Octopress Blog

# Links for main navigation
  - { url: '/', title: 'Posts' }
  - { url: '/archive/', title: 'Archive' }
  - { url: '/feed/', title: 'Subscribe' }

# Link labels
permalink_label: "Permalink"
read_more_label: "Continue Reading →"

# Show excerpts on post index
excerpt_posts: true
# Excerpt linkposts on index
excerpt_linkposts: false

search: google

  - facebook
  - twitter
  - gplus
  - email

# Defaults to sharing with links (for speed and privacy)
# To use javascript share buttons, set share_with: buttons
share_with: links

# Embed comments, options: false, facebook, disqus
comments: false

# Center the text in post and page headings.
center_headings: true

You can also easily overwrite stylesheets, layouts, partials and basically everything about this plugin by adding a copy of that file in the _plugins/theme directory. More on that later.

Multilingual Support

If you're going to be building a multilingual site, be sure to install octopress-multilingual and this theme will automatically generate language specific pages for your:

  • Posts index
  • Archive page
  • Category indexes (if you use them)
  • Tag indexes (if you use them)

Also you will be able to set theme configurations for each language. For example to configure theme settings for your German pages, you'd create a _plugins/theme/config_[lang].yml and add whatever settings you want to override.


  1. Fork it ( https://github.com/octopress/genesis-theme/fork )
  2. Create your feature branch (git checkout -b my-new-feature)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'Add some feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin my-new-feature)
  5. Create a new Pull Request