To use the Minimal theme:
Add the following to your site’s
Optionally, if you’d like to preview your site on your computer, add the following to your site’s
gem "github-pages", group: :jekyll_plugins
Minimal will respect the following variables, if set in your site’s
title: [The title of your site] description: [A short description of your site's purpose]
Additionally, you may choose to set the following optional variables:
logo: [Location of the logo] show_downloads: ["true" or "false" to indicate whether to provide a download URL] google_analytics: [Your Google Analytics tracking ID]
If you’d like to add your own custom styles:
/assets/css/style.scssin your site
Add the following content to the top of the file, exactly as shown:
--- --- @import "jekyll-theme-minimal";
If you’d like to change the theme’s HTML layout:
/_layouts/default.htmlin your site
See the open issues for a list of proposed features (and known issues).
The Minimal theme is intended to make it quick and easy for GitHub Pages users to create their first (or 100th) website. The theme should meet the vast majority of users’ needs out of the box, erring on the side of simplicity rather than flexibility, and provide users the opportunity to opt-in to additional complexity if they have specific needs or wish to further customize their experience (such as adding custom CSS or modifying the default layout). It should also look great, but that goes without saying.
Interested in contributing to Minimal? We’d love your help. Minimal is an open source project, built one contribution at a time by users like you. See the CONTRIBUTING file for instructions on how to contribute.
If you’d like to preview the theme locally (for example, in the process of proposing a change):
git clone https://github.com/pages-themes/minimal)
cdinto the theme’s directory
script/bootstrapto install the necessary dependencies
bundle exec jekyll serveto start the preview server
localhost:4000in 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.