Helium Jekyll

A new Bootstrap 4 theme

Helium is a fast, modern and configurable Jekyll theme with some tricks up it’s sleeve. It has a live theme switcher and it’s main blog layout display prominent hero images for posts with colored overlays and nice animations.

helium sample helium theme


Though minimalistic-looking by nature, dactl is easily configurable and includes quite a lot of niceties:

Main features: * Bootstrap 4 * Font Awesome * 100+ UI Blocks * Responsive design

Jekyll-specific features: * Fully compatible with Jekyll 3.x and GitHub Pages * SEO optimized * Google Analytics support * Google AdSense support * Disqus comments support

Other features: * Blog page * Landing page samples * Tags functionality and tags pages * Link posts functionality * Mobile slider scrolling * Emoji support ⚡️⚡️⚡️ by copy paste from getemoji

Some of the features listed above can be easily configured or disabled by you.

Information about Helium

At it’s core, dactl is a forked version of sentenza but it has been almost entirely rewritten from scratch.
I have just started my journey in the world of web development, learning new things on the way.
Looking for a way to put my newly acquired skills to test I found Jekyll and I quickly realized that it’s going to be a good learning experience since I don’t like building ‘dummy’ projects.
I’ve built this theme as a way to develop my skills further.

You can find credits at the bottom of this Readme file.
All feedback is welcome, both positive and negative.


Running locally

Assuming you’ve got Jekyll installed, clone or download this repo, cd to wherever you’ve put helium folder and run jekyll -s'

Hosting on GitHub

Fork this repo and rename it to… and edit the _config.yaml file whit your github address and your links (such as social media username, email, name, ecc.)!
Your new helium-themed Jekyll blog should be up and running at

Additional information about some features

Tags & Tags Pages

Tags and tag pages are supported by using Jekyll’s native collections functionality.


Resources used


All parts of helium Jekyll theme are free to use and abuse under the open-source MIT license.