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🏆 – A Blog Theme for Jekyll

Trophy is a blog theme for Jekyll built using HTML, Sass, and JavaScript (no jQuery). External stylesheets and libraries included are Google Fonts, Font Awesome, Normalize.CSS, and WOW.js.


Blog Page (Posts) Blog Page

Blog Page (Categories) Blog Page

Post Page (Mast) Post Page

Post Page (Profile & Footer) Post Page

Archive Page Archive Page


All dependencies are saved in the Gemfile. Run bundle install (Install Bundler if it is not already) after cloning the repo.

Edit Theme

I made everything as easy as possible to edit. Most things can be found in the _config.yml, but if more editing is required digging through the code will be required. The head.html file is in the _includes folder and the Sass variables are found in the _base.scss file in the _sass folder.


Site Settings

baseurl: ""
paginate: 5
paginate_path: "/blog/page-:num"
google_analytics: UA—XXXXXXXX-X
  • email - Your email for the contact card and the footer
  • baseurl - Path of blog if adding this on to another website
  • paginate - Number of blog posts per page
  • paginate_path - URL structure of paginated pages
  • google_analytics - Option field to replace with correct Google Analytics code

SEO Settings

url: ""
  • title - Title of blog
  • description - Description of blog (recommended to not go over 160 characters)
  • url - URL of main website
  • twitter_username - Twitter username
  • default_img - Image that will appear when posting links on social networks

Profile Settings

  • name - Full name for SEO purposes
  • profile_img - Image for the profile card (size to 2000x1200px)
  • profile - Short description that will be in the profile card
  • social - List of social networks for icons in the contact card and the footer (Font Awesome is used, so only match the name of the icon, but do not include fa-)

Build Settings

include: ["_categories"]
exclude: []
permalink: /:year/:month/:day/:title/
  • include - Folders that are not automatically included in Jekyll
  • exclude - Folders that are excluded from _site_
  • permalink - URL structure of blog posts


layout: post
title: ""

This is the YAML front matter block for blog posts.

  • layout - This field will always be post
  • title - The title of the blog post
  • date - The date that will appear on the blog post
  • categories - Optional field that can be entered as an array or a list
  • description - Optional field for SEO (recommended to not go over 160 characters)
  • image - The blog theme was designed for 2000x1200px images (optimize your images because this is a picture heavy theme)
  • image-sm - Optional field for card layouts for image optimization and page speed (designed for 500x300px images)


layout: default
title: New Category
permalink: /category/new-category/
{% include category.html %}

Jekyll does not have anything built in for categories, so I made making new categories as simple as possible.

  • layout - This field will always be default
  • title - Name of the category
  • description - Optional field for SEO (recommended to not go over 160 characters)
  • permalink - URL for the category

Upcoming Additions

  • Page transitions
  • More styled elements for blog posts


Please submit any issues here.


Trophy is licensed under the MIT License.