This is a starter kit to build a Jekyll powered blog in a matter of minutes. It contains optional integration to external services such as Disqus, Google Analytics, Facebook, ... This starter kit comes with a superb theme by HTML5 UP and some placeholder content from the Gutenberg project.
Make sure to check out all our starter kits, we will soon have starter kits for corporate website and admin interface.
Browse the live preview hosted on Github Pages.
- Clone repository (
git clone https://github.com/prettystack/jekyll-blog-starter.git)
- Install Ruby and Bundler
- Install project dependencies with
- Launch test server
jekyll serve --watch --config _config.yml,_themes/striped/_config.yml
- Browse the site at localhost:4000
- If necessary you can migrate your existing blog
- Remove placeholder text and images from
- Customize your
_config.yml(see configuration below)
- Add new markdown files in the
_postsdirectory to create posts
Read the commented
_config.yml file for basic configuration.
You must load the theme configuration in addition to the standard
_config.yml file when you launch Jekyll. The extra configuration is located in the theme subdirectory (for instance: _themes/striped/_config.yml).
$ jekyll serve --watch --config _config.yml,themes/striped/_config.yml
Add your disqus shortname in _config.yml to enable disqus threads. For correct display, go to settings/general and only keep numbers in "Comment Count Link".
Create an account at google analytics, and add your tracking ID (should look like UA-12345678-1) in your
Add your google webmaster verification code in your
Edit the variables in the
Rakefile to set your Github repository, then you can issue a
- Jekyll static site generator. (MIT license)
- Some pages and ideas from Jekyll-bootstrap (MIT license), Jekyll-incorporated (MIT license), Hpstr-jekyll-theme (GPL)
- Striped! theme from HTML5 UP (Creative Commons Attribution 3.0).
- Syntax highlighting from coderay github theme
- Text: "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha" by Miguel de Cervantes (public domain)
- Illustrations by Gustave Doré (public domain)
- Public domain novel made available by the Gutenberg project