Using a remote theme for your Jekyll site

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Themes are a quick and easy way to personalise your site. It can be used to set your site apart from others or simply just tweaking it to your preference. This post breaks down the steps of achieving this in six steps

Themes are a quick and easy way to personalise your site. It can be used to set your site apart from others or simply just tweaking it to your preference. Jekyll comes with a default theme called "minima", luckily we this can be changed. This six steps

Step by step guide to using a remote theme for Jekyll With Github pages:

1. Add jekyll-remote-theme to gemfile

2. In terminal -ensure you're in the directory of your jekyll site- run bundle install

3. Navigate to _config.yml and add - jekyll-remote-theme under plungins:

4. In gemfile add new theme's gem (e.g. gem 'bravissimo', '~> 0.0.24') and run bundle install in terminal

5. Replace theme: in _config.yml with remote_theme: author/theme_name (e.g remote_theme: gunthercox/bravissimo).

6. Run bundle exec jekyll serve

Finally, in browser visit local:4000 to see site live!