Simple Jekyll Theme

In my previous post about transitioning from WordPress or Jekyll, I mentioned I’d share the theme I used. After cleaning up the code and adding some generic theme options, I’m happy to share Simple.

Simple Jekyll Theme

Simple is a Jekyll theme I developed for use on It’s based on the Tale Theme by Chester How.

Simple included lots of areas for personalization and an archive section organized by year. The Archive page will automatically populate as you publish blog posts. I’ve also added a directory for pages.

Feel free to use the theme for your own website and projects. You can fork or download the code directly on GitHub.

If you find any issues with the theme or have any questions, open an issue on GitHub or message me on Twitter. Any feedback is appreciated.

Want to discuss? Message me on Twitter (@swoicik) or join the GitHub Discussions.


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