A minimal, sidebar, responsive web design Jekyll theme, focusing on text presentation.
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A minimal, sidebar, responsive web design Jekyll theme, focusing on text presentation, aim to help you easily record and share your knowledge. Live Demo »
Fork Chirpy on GitHub, and clone the fork to local by:
$ git clone [email protected]:/jekyll-theme-chirpy -b master --single-branch
If you would like to run or build the project on your local machine, please follow the Jekyll Docs to complete the installation of
Before running or building for the first time, please complete the installation of the Jekyll plugins. Go to the root directory of project and run:
$ bundle install
bundlewill automatically install all the dependencies specified by
What's more, in order to generate some extra files (categories, tags and last modified list), we need to use some tool scripts. If your machine is running Debian or macOS, make sure that GNU coreutils is installed. Otherwise, install by:
$ sudo apt-get install coreutils
$ brew install coreutils
Running Chirpy requires some extra files, which cannot be generated by Jekyll native commands, so please strictly follow the methods mentioned below to run or deploy your website.
Go to the root directory of the project and start initialization:
$ bash tools/init.sh
If you not intend to deploy it on GitHub Pages, append parameter option--no-ghat the end of the above command.
What it does is:
- `.travis.yml` - files under `_posts` - folder `docs`
If you use the
--no-ghoption, the directory
.githubwill be deleted. Otherwise, setup the GitHub Action workflow by removing extension
.github/workflows/pages-deploy.yml.hook, and then remove the other files and directories in folder
Automatically create a commit to save the changes.
Generally, go to
_config.ymland configure the variables as needed. Some of them are typical options:
You may want to preview the site contents before publishing, so just run it by:
$ bash tools/run.sh
Then open a browser and visit to http://localhost:4000.
Few days later, you may find that the file changes does not refresh in real time by using
run.sh. Don't worry, the advanced option
--realtime) will solve this problem, but it requires fswatch to be installed on your machine.
Before the deployment begins, checkout the file
_config.ymland make sure the
urlis configured correctly. Furthermore, if you prefer the project site and don't use a custom domain, or you want to visit your website with a base url on a web server other than GitHub Pages, remember to change the
baseurlto your project name that starting with a slash. For example,
Assuming you have already gone through the initialization, you can now choose any of the following methods to deploy your website.
For security reasons, GitHub Pages build runs on
safemode, which restricts us from using tool scripts to generate additional page files. Therefore, we can use GitHub Actions to build the site, store the built site files on a new branch, and use that branch as the source of the Pages service.
origin/masterto trigger the GitHub Actions workflow. Once the build is complete, a new remote branch called
gh-pageswill appear, which is used to store the built site files.
gh-pagesas the publishing source for your GitHub Pages site.
On platforms other than GitHub, e.g. GitLab, we cannot enjoy the convenience of GitHub Actions. However, we have a tool to make up for this shortcoming.
Commit the changes of your repository first, then run the publish script:
$ bash tools/publish.sh
Please note that the Recent Update list requires the latest git-log date of posts, thus make sure the changes in_postshave been committed before running this command.
It will automatically generates the Latest Modified Date and Categories / Tags page for the posts and submit a commit, then push to
origin/master. Its output is similar to the following log:
[INFO] Success to update lastmod for 4 post(s). [INFO] Succeed! 3 category-pages created. [INFO] Succeed! 4 tag-pages created. [INFO] Published successfully!
Lastly, enable the pages service according to the instructions of the platform you choose.
In the root of the source project, build your site by:
$ bash tools/build.sh -d /path/to/site/
The generated site files will be placed in the root of
/path/to/site/. Now you should upload those files to your web server, such as Nginx.
The old saying, "Two heads are better than one." Consequently, welcome to report bugs, improve code quality or submit a new feature. For more information, see contributing guidelines.
:tada: Thanks to all the volunteers who contributed to this project, their GitHub IDs are on this list. Also, I won't forget those guys who submitted the issues or unmerged PR because they reported bugs, shared ideas or inspired me to write more readable documentation.
If you enjoy this theme or find it helpful, please consider becoming my sponsor, I'd really appreciate it! Click the button :heart: Sponsor at the top of the Home Page and choose a link that suits you to donate; this will encourage and help me better maintain the project.
This work is published under MIT License.