Agency Jekyll Theme - Work in Progress

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This is the Agency Bootstrap theme converted to a gem-based Jekyll theme. While this had been done before, (here, here, and here), these are outdated and have not been updated or maintained for years. I built this theme from the most recent Bootstrap source. I also added a lot of new features that go beyond the original theme's capabilities:

  • contact form functionality powered by
  • custom pages
  • 404 page
  • legal/Privacy Policy page
  • Google Analytics support
  • Markdown support
  • custom images
  • logo support (instead of just text)
  • automatically updating copyright years
  • custom navigation bar, even without the header image(s)
  • about section (different from the timeline)
  • custom footer <!-- - portfolio carousel (coming soon) -->
  • custom colors with automatic gradient generation (coming soon)
  • site title logo text font customization (coming soon)

The Jekyll structure of this theme includes:

  • _portfolio files - what generate the portfolio grid. YAML front matter handles all the details
  • the page layout allows custom pages, as seen in the legal and 404 pages
  • sitetext.yml enables complete customization of all site text
  • nav.yml enables fully customizable navigation
  • style.yml enables fully customizable colors and background images

If you enjoy this theme, please consider supporting me to continue developing and maintaining it.

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Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:

gem "jekyll-agency"

And add this line to your Jekyll site's _config.yml:

theme: jekyll-agency

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install jekyll-agency

Then, replace the contents of your _config.yml file with this.


navheader is used only for the home page. nav is used everywhere else.


This project is intended to be a welcoming space for collaboration. If you have an idea, suggestion, feature request, etc., feel free to open an issue or pull request. For bug reports, follow the provided template.

Improvements - Up for Grabs

  • multiple language support
  • custom background images


To set up your environment to develop this theme, clone this repo, then run bundle install. To test the theme, run bundle exec jekyll serve and open your browser at http://localhost:4000. Add pages, documents, data, etc. like normal to test the theme's contents. As you make modifications, your site will regenerate and you should see the changes in the browser after a refresh, just like normal.


The theme is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.