Entia non sunt multiplicanda praeter necessitatem.

-- William of Ockham

Ockham is a content-first minimalist Jekyll blog theme.


Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:

gem "ockham"

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

theme: ockham

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install ockham

If your website is hosted on GitHub Pages, you can install this theme via jekyll-remote-theme.

Add the following to your Gemfile:

gem "jekyll-remote-theme"

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

  - jekyll-remote-theme

Add the following to your site's _config.yml:

remote_theme: zivong/ockham


For more information about the usage of Ockham, please read the tutorial.


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


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

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