Frogmore is a simple and minimalistic jekyll blogging theme


Frogmore is a simple and minimalistic jekyll blogging theme.

Shoulders of Giants

The theme is an adapted version of Sidey by Ronalds Vilciņš. More than a small bit of additional inspiration from Tom MacWright's site.


Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:

gem "frogmore"

And add this line to your Jekyll site's _config.yml:

theme: frogmore

And then execute:


Or install it yourself as:

    gem install frogmore


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


To set up your environment to develop this theme, run bundle install.

Your theme is setup just like a normal Jekyll site! 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. Add pages, documents, data, etc. like normal to test your theme's contents. As you make modifications to your theme and to your content, your site will regenerate and you should see the changes in the browser after a refresh, just like normal.

When your theme is released, only the files in _layouts, _includes, _sass and assets tracked with Git will be bundled. To add a custom directory to your theme-gem, please edit the regexp in frogmore.gemspec accordingly.

Why Frogmore

Frogmore was a paper mill. That's pretty much it.


The theme is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.