Webjeda Purple is a minimal theme built on default jekyll theme. It is very light highly customizable. Suitable for minimal blogs.
The theme can be customized just by changing few variables in _config.yml file.
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!
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
How to delete old gh-pages branch?
After forking the repository, click on branches.
You have to create a new
gh-pages branch using the master branch. Go back to the forked repository and create
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
This theme is responsive.
The theme provides a nice header that can be customized by changing colors in the _config.yml file. Use uiGradients to generate css gradients.
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.
Something isn't right or missing in this article? Edit and create a pull request