If you don't want to do that, just clone accent and use
bundle exec jekyll serve
in the root of the accent directory, or, simply download accent.
You can edit the variables in
_config.yml as per your needs. Edit only the variables under the section marked User Settings.
Most of the variables are self explanatory. Notes about few of the non obvious ones:
You can change the hex value of the variable
_sass/_style.scss to any color value that you want. This will change the accent of the theme.
true to reveal a short bio section on the index page.
about_footer to true or false will turn the
about section at the bottom of every post to on or off respectively.
description is the summary that will show up in places like facebook thumbnails,
twitter cards and google search results.
Note: Don't change any variable under Build Settings.
.markdownfile in the
_postsdirectory in the format.
For Syntax highlighting, accent uses Rouge which is the default highlighter in Jekyll 3 and above. If you don't know how to highlight a code block, refer.
To set up Google Analytics tracking id, just set the
tracking_id variable in