It's like the minima theme, but with less noise and more functionality. ✨
Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:
If you're interested, the gem is found here.
And add this line to your Jekyll site:
And then execute:
Refers to snippets of code within the
_includes directory that can be inserted in multiple layouts (and another include-file as well) within the same theme-gem.
disqus_comments.html— Code to markup disqus comment box.
footer.html— Defines the site's footer section.
google-analytics.html— Inserts Google Analytics module (active only in production environment).
head.html— Code-block that defines the
<head></head>in default layout.
header.html— Defines the site's main header section. By default, pages with a defined
titleattribute will have links displayed here.
contact-icons.html— Inserts social icons when you specify a social media site
*_usernamein the config.
.ascfile for a key icon to appear for users to download your GPG key file.
To override the default structure and style of minimaless, simply create the concerned directory at the root of your site, copy the file you wish to customize to that directory, and then edit the file.
e.g., to override the
_includes/head.html file to specify a custom style path, create an
_includes directory, copy
_includes/head.html from minimaless gem folder to
<yoursite>/_includes and start editing that file.
The site's default CSS has now moved to a new place within the gem itself,
assets/main.scss. To override the default CSS, the file has to exist at your site source. Do either of the following:
main.scssat site source.
@import "minimaless";, to
main.scssyou just created, and edit away!
bundle show minimalessto get the path to it ).
assets/folder from there into the root of
Make a new folder called
tag where you will add markdown files for each new tag you use on your site.
minimaless ├─ tag │ └─ kittens.md └─ _posts
Create a new markdown file with the tag as the file name (eg.
<tag name>.md). You only need to set up the header information. For example, if the tag is
kittens, then use the following header:
--- layout: tags tag: kittens permalink: /tag/kittens/ ---
This must be done for every new tag you create. This is the page that users will see when they click on a tag to display the list of posts for each tag. View the tag page here.
Optionally, if you have a Disqus account, you can tell Jekyll to use it to show a comments section below each post.
To enable it, add the following lines to your Jekyll site:
disqus: shortname: my_disqus_shortname
You can find out more about Disqus' shortnames here.
Comments are enabled by default and will only appear in production, i.e.,
If you don't want to display comments for a particular post you can disable them by adding
comments: false to that post's YAML Front Matter.
To enable Google Anaytics, add the following lines to your Jekyll site:
Google Analytics will only appear in production, i.e.,
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/brettinternet/minimaless.
To set up your environment to develop this theme, run
To test your theme, run
bundle exec jekyll serve) and open your browser at
http://localhost:4000. This starts a Jekyll server using your theme and the contents. As you make modifications, your site will regenerate and you should see the changes in the browser after a refresh.
The theme is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.