Top 10 Jekyll Themes

Top 10 Jekyll Themes

Jekyll community has grown at a rapid pace making Jekyll as the top static site generator in the world! A few perks of that is new themes.

Ranking Jekyll themes is hard because every theme is different and is made for different purposes. We have listed a few of the popular themes that you might like.

Let the countdown begin:

10. Kasper

Casper used to be the default theme on Ghost publishing platform. It has been ported to Jekyll as Kasper. A very simple layout is what makes Kasper stand out.

The typography is perfect for a distraction-free reading. The theme looks so minimal because, except for content, everything else is kind of muted.

Kasper’s minimal design makes it one of the best themes for someone who’s looking for a simple Jekyll theme for their blog.

9. Freelancer

Freelancer is one of the best themes for someone looking for a simple portfolio website. The color scheme is pleasing to the eyes.

Customizing this Jekyll theme is easy for someone who has a little knowledge about Bootstrap. All the sections in the theme are segregated and put inside the _includes folder.

8. Just The Docs

Meuse is a modern, high customizable, responsive Jekyll theme for documentation with built-in search.

7. Minimal Mistakes

Minimal Mistakes is a theme suitable for a personal site, blog or a portfolio website. The theme stands out for its typography even though it uses only system fonts.

The theme is a complete package of features. From Table of contents to search, buttons to code blocks, everything is included in the theme.

6. Jekyll Now

Jekyll Now makes it easier to create your Jekyll blog, by eliminating a lot of the up front setup.

5. Al Folio

Al Folio is a beautiful, simple, clean, and responsive Jekyll theme for academics.

4. Online CV

Online CV is a minimal Jekyll Theme to host your resume (CV).

3. Mediumish

Mediumish is a medium like Jekyll theme.

The theme is suitable for personal blog or magazines.

2. Assemble

Automatic is a simple app landing page to showcase your new app.

1. Lanyon

Lanyon is probably the most loved Jekyll theme that was ever built. It was built by the developer of Bootstrap himself. It has a nice sidebar that slides in and out on click and the fun part is it does not use any JavaScript to do that! The typography of this Jekyll theme is just beautiful, and pleasant which makes the reading experience wonderful.

The sidebar adds so much more to the Poole theme that people very often end up using Lanyon.

It would be unfair if I do not mention the sibling of these themes Hyde. If you are looking for a simple, functional, and elegant blog you’re going to love Hyde.