Stylish and feature-rich theme for Jekyll

Antarctica Theme

The goal of Antarctica is evolving to an elegant and feature-rich theme across platforms.

Live demo


  • Fully responsive layout achieves best visual on different screens
  • Flexible widgets provide extensible functionality
  • Integrated NerdFonts with 3000+ icons
  • Automatic sitemap generation with Jekyll Sitemap
  • Configuration-free search engine optimization with Jekyll Seo Tag
  • Reduced JavaScript usage to accelerate loading. No external js file for main frame (Some widgets require external JavaScript).


There are three ways to install:


Customizable options are under _config.yml. Coments inside will help you to edit them.

Widget System

Widgets in Antarctica are cards docked at the right side of the page with customizable contents. To enable/disable a widget, edit the widgets field in the template section of the config.

Widgets included in the current version:

  • colophon
  • comment
  • post metadata
  • share this page
  • related sites
  • table of content

Build A Widget

Widgets are essentially self-contained HTML files including all the styles and scripts needed. To add a widget, create a HTML file under ./_includes/widgets/. You can take other files in this directory as a reference.

Register A Widget

A page only loads widgets registered in it. This allows different sets of widgets to be load according to the page. To register a widget to a page, add the filename of the widget excluding the extension to the widgets field in the file under ./_layouts/. To make the widget enabled, the name should also be added to the widgets field in the template section of the config.


Feature Planned Version Status
Scrollable widget bar 0.2
Comment widget improvement 0.2
Related sites widget 0.2
Table of contents widget 0.2
Pinned post 0.2
Abstract/excerpt in preview 0.2
Optimize view on large screen 0.3
Arcylic color scheme 0.3


This project is available under GPLv3 License.

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