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A configurable portfolio-style jekyll theme for writers.
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Simplistic jekyll portfolio-style theme for writers.


plainwhite theme preview

Installation on Github Pages

Add this line to your site's _config.yml:

remote_theme: thelehhman/plainwhite-jekyll


Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:

gem "plainwhite"

And add this line to your Jekyll site's _config.yml:

theme: plainwhite

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install plainwhite


The "plainwhite" key in _config.yml is used to customize the theme data.

  name: Adam Denisov
  tagline: Developer. Designer
  date_format: "%b %-d, %Y"

    twitter: thelehhman
    github:  thelehhman
    linkedIn: in/thelehhman # format: locale/username

Updating Placeholder Image

The placeholder portfolio image can be replaced by the desired image by placing it as assets/portfolio.png in your jekyll website.

Comments (Disqus)

Comments on posts can be enabled by specifying your disqus_shortname under plainwhite in _config.yml. For example,

  disqus_shortname: games

Google Analytics

It can be enabled by specifying your analytics id under plainwhite in _config.yml

  analytics_id: '< YOUR ID >'


It can be toggled by the following line to under plainwhite in _config.yml

  sitemap: true


Excerpts can be enabled by adding the following line to your _config.yml

show_excerpts: true


  • Home
  • Page
  • Post


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, _sass and assets tracked with Git will be bundled. To add a custom directory to your theme-gem, please edit the regexp in plainwhite.gemspec accordingly.


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

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