A configurable jekyll theme for simply beautiful blogs.

Demo: samarsault.com/texture

Installation on Github Pages

Add this line to your site's _config.yml:

remote_theme: samarsault/texture

NOTE: If you are forking this repo, remove base_url: /texture in the _config.yml which is required to load the required website assets


Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:

gem "texture"

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

theme: texture

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install texture


The "texture" key in _config.yml is used to customize the theme data.

  title: Adam Denisov
  tagline: Developer. Designer
  date_format: "%b %-d, %Y"

    twitter: thelehhman
    github:  thelehhman
    linkedIn: in/thelehhman # format: locale/username


Multiple header styles are supported using the "style" property under texture in _config.yml.

  style: [yellow|red|black|blue|green|purple]

For example, the blue style looks like this:

Texture Picker

You can toggle the texture picker to show/experiment various textures on your site using the showPicker variable. Remember to make it false for production.

  showPicker: [false|true] # show the texture selector(development purposes)

Comments (Disqus)

Comments on posts can be enabled by specifying your disqus_shortname under texture in _config.yml. For example,

  disqus_shortname: games

Google Analytics

It can be enabled by specifying your analytics id under texture in _config.yml

  analytics_id: '< YOUR ID >'


Excerpts can be enabled by adding the following line to your _config.yml

show_excerpts: true

Toggle Navbar

  showNav: true


After setting showNav to true navigation can be built by adding the following to your _config.yml

    - title: My Work
      url: "/my-work"
    - title: Resume
      url: "/resume"


  • Home
  • Page
  • Post


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/samarsault/texture. 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 texture.gemspec accordingly.


If this project help you reduce time to develop, you can give me a cup of coffee :)


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

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