This is a child theme of minima, Jekyll's default theme, based on the work of @jglovier.

This theme is only here to demo how to override an existing theme and publish it as a gem.


Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:

gem "jekyll-theme-minima"

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

theme: jekyll-theme-minima

And then execute:


Or install it yourself as:

gem install jekyll-theme-minima


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


To set up your environment to develop this theme, run bundle install.

Your theme is setup just like a normal Jekyll site! To test your theme, run bundle exec jekyll serve and open your browser at http://localhost:4000. This starts a Jekyll server using your theme. Add pages, documents, data, etc. like normal to test your theme's contents. As you make modifications to your theme and to your content, your site will regenerate and you should see the changes in the browser after a refresh, just like normal.

When your theme is released, only the files in _layouts, _includes, _sass and assets tracked with Git will be bundled. To add a custom directory to your theme-gem, please edit the regexp in jekyll-theme-childish.gemspec accordingly.


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