This repository contains themes for Pelican. Feel free to clone, add your own theme, and submit a pull request. It's community-managed!
These instructions assume you have already completed the Getting Started guide, have a working site, and would now like to apply a non-default theme.
First, choose a location to hold your themes. For this example, we'll use the directory ~/pelican-themes, but yours could be different. Clone the pelican-themes repository to that location on your local machine:
git clone https://github.com/getpelican/pelican-themes ~/pelican-themes
Now you should have your pelican-themes repository stored at ~/pelican-themes/.
To use one of the themes, edit your Pelican settings file to include this line:
THEME = "~/pelican-themes/theme-name"
So, for instance, to use the mnmlst theme, you would edit your settings file to include:
THEME = "~/pelican-themes/mnmlst"
Save the changes to your settings file and then regenerate your site by using the Makefile you should already have set up using pelican-quickstart:
Themes can also be specified directly via the -t ~/pelican-themes/theme-name parameter to the pelican command. If you want to edit your theme, make sure that any edits you make are made to the copy stored in ~/pelican-themes/theme-name. Any changes made to files stored in your site's output directory will be deleted the next time you generate your site.