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Webjeda Purple is a minimal theme built on default jekyll theme. It is very light highly customizable. Suitable for minimal blogs.


Customizable theme

The theme can be customized just by changing few variables in _config.yml file.


Since the theme is based on default Jekyll theme, it is very lightweight. No JavaScript except analytics is used!

Pre-installed features

Analytics and Disqus are pre-installed in this theme. You can set it up in _config.yml file. If left blank, these features will not load!


Fork the master branch and delete gh-pages branch in it. This is important because gh-pages branch is used here only to host the blog. You should be using the master branch as the source and create a fresh gh-pages branch.

How to delete old gh-pages branch?

After forking the repository, click on branches.

delete gh-pages branch

Delete gh-pages branch.delete gh-pages branch

You have to create a new gh-pages branch using the master branch. Go back to the forked repository and create gh-pages branch.

create gh-pages branch

Now, go to settings and check the Github Pages section. You should see a URL where the blog is hosted.

This process will host the theme as a Project Page. You can also download the files for local development.

Default theme will look like this

webjeda purple jekyll theme

This theme is responsive.

webjeda purple jekyll responsive theme



The theme provides a nice header that can be customized by changing colors in the _config.yml file. Use uiGradients to generate css gradients.

#color scheme
color-1: '#155799'
color-2: '#159957'  

webjeda sidebar theme

Remember, while developing locally, every change you make in _config.yml is applied only if you restart jekyll serve process.


The default font is Source sans serif. It is hardcoded instead of downloading from Google fonts. This speeds up the theme a little bit. You can change this but I recommend not to.

The webjeda purple logo is an SVG file. This can be removed and text can be used as the logo. Make these changes in the header file.


Make changes to the master branch and create a pull request. Do not use gh-pages branch as it is used to host the theme.


MIT License

Demo Repository Download