This is a theme for Jekyll that is built from the Bootstrap project.

Jekyll Bootstrap Theme

Jekyll Bootstrap Theme is the best of both worlds. Combing the power of Jekyll with Bootstrap. You may use the default template, or make your own.


To start using the Bootstrap Jekyll Theme:

  1. Add the following to your site's _config.yml:
theme: jekyll-theme-bootstrap
  1. Optionally, add the following to your site's Gemfile:
gem "github-pages", group: :jekyll_plugins


If you'd like to preview the theme locally (for example, in the process of proposing a change):

  1. Clone down the theme's repository (git clone
  2. cd into the theme's directory
  3. Run script/bootstrap to install the necessary dependencies
  4. Run bundle exec jekyll serve to start the preview server
  5. Visit localhost:4000 in your browser to preview the theme

The theme contains a minimal test suite, to ensure a site with the theme would build successfully. To run the tests, simply run script/cibuild. You'll need to run script/bootstrap one before the test script will work.


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.


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