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
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
The theme provides a nice sidebar that can be toggled using a menu button. It can be customized by changing colors in the _config.yml file.
You may have to sign up for google custom search engine and use the
google-custom-search-cx code inside _config.yml file.
There are other things you may have to change
Change the analytics ID in the _config.yml file. If you leave it blank, analytics will not run the code on any page.
Sign up for Disqus, get the shortname and add it in the _config.yml file. If you leave it blank, disqus will not run on any page.
Social media links
These links are basically designed for the footer. which I’m yet to design(under construction).
Google custom search
Google custom search is the one I prefer over others because of many reasons.
It is free.
Provides accurate results.
No burden on hosting server.
Searching from multiple websites of yours is possible.
Google tracks the queries which can be helpful to optimize your blog.
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.
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