Kikofri, a Jekyll Theme, and a fork of Kiko.


Kikofri is a theme for Jekyll that's a fork of the Kiko theme It came about because I like my themes like I like my music: ugly, old and barren. It's an assortment of hacks filtered through web-design choices from the turn of the millennium.

More information about the theme and it's quirks can be found here. A lot of stuff has changed since the last update, 'Kikofri Classic' if you will. Even more importantly, a lot of junk got dumped and other junk got simplified.

You'll see it undead here.

To do:

  • What amounts to "bug-fixes", not much else
  • Listen to Good Friendly Violent Fun by Exodus

How to:

  1. Fork or clone this repository,
  2. Run it: jekyll s
  3. If that doesn't work see General pointers.

General pointers:

  • If you use GitHub you might want to add gh-pages in the Gemfile in addition to consulting the Jekyll documentation.
  • Various stuff, like indentation with µµ, can be used. µ#[somelink][someref]#µ creates Wikipedia-Style references. I call these liquid tweaks micros.
  • Tags can be sorted first under /tags by making the first letter an Upper-case one in the post's front matter
    • To sort something last make the first letter a lower-case one
    • To just sort tags alphabetically use only upper- or lower-case letter consistently throughout posts

Make it a little less ugly:

  1. Change the name and modify nav at _config.yml.
  2. Make some appropriate changes — or inappropriate if you're into those kind of things — in
  3. Navigate to the _posts directory and remove the example content by writing rm * in your terminal window. (Make sure that you're in the right folder) Might want to do the same under assets/images.
    • While you're at it create a post under _posts/ with some front matter similar to this:
      title:       "Friends Don't Lie."
      description: "No more."
      author:      "Eleven"
      layout:      post
  4. Type away! Reject my reality and substitute your own!

Want to contribute?

There's no "protocol" for contributing. Noticed that some people actually forked this repository/theme, I always found that to be unlikely. Anyway, there is some room for improvement. So here it goes:

  • Contributions are appreciated.
  • Keep it ugly.
  • When possible keep line length to 79 characters per line, like the recommendations for Python Code.


The Kikofri theme by kxxvii is released under the Apache License 2.0.

   Copyright 2019 kxxvii (

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