A clean minimal Jekyll theme for SEO-focused writers. The theme loads fast and it’s Netlify CMS-ready. SparrowX is a remix of sparrow by lingxz.
- Why the name?
Website Speed Test
Original Sparrow Features
- Fully compatible with Github Pages
- Configurable and responsive multi layer menu, adapted from slimmenu
- Disqus integration
- Font Awesome icons included
- Google analytics
- Social sharing using rrssb
- 404 page included
- Typographic optimization for Chinese fonts
- Atom feed generated with jekyll-feed
- Pagination enabled for blog using jekyll-paginate
- Basic SEO with Facebook Open Graph tags and Twitter cards
- Fully compatible with Netlify CMS (one-click setup).
- Added new custom variables like updated, headerimage, feature-img, sitemap and tag.
- The theme renders system font-stack.
- Compressed JS.
- Improved load time and reduced file requests.
- _redirects feature
Just fork this repo and replace the posts with your own. Also rename the sample poetry collection to replace it with your own collection, or just delete it if you don’t need to use collections. The example is poetry, but you can easily revamp this into essays, short stories, portfolio, or whatever your creative work is.
Up and running with Netlify CMS
Click here to read the documentation for Netlify CMS.
For customization, see below.
Customize these values in the
title : "SparrowX" description : "A clean minimal Jekyll theme for SEO-focused writers." favicon : "/assets/images/image.png" # You can use base64 encoded images. url : "https://sparrowx.mighil.com" # the base hostname & protocol for your site e.g. "https://mmistakes.github.io" baseurl : "" # the subpath of your site, e.g. "/blog" leave blank if no subpath # Site Author author: name : "Mighil" # appears in the footer and atom feed
To activate Disqus, fill in your disqus shortname:
comments : true # set it to false to disable comments disqus: shortname : your_shortname
Enable google analytics by filling in your tracking ID:
analytics: google: tracking_id : # add your google tracking id here
If you are using collections, be sure to replace this with your collection name:
collections: poetry: output: true permalink: /:collection/:title/
Currently, pagination is set to a the blog page. Unfortunately Jekyll does not yet support pagination on multiple pages.
If you want to paginate on a different page, simply change the
paginate_path value in the config file and create the relevant page.
paginate: 5 # amount of posts to show paginate_path: "/blog/page:num/" timezone: # http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tz_database_time_zones
You can change the navigation links in
Front matter defaults
At the bottom of the config file, you can also set front matter defaults so that you don’t have to repeat the same front matter for every post. This is an example:
# Front matter defaults defaults: # _pages - scope: path: "" type: pages values: layout: page comments: false # _posts - scope: path: "" type: posts values: layout: post comments: true share: true # _poetry - scope: path: "" type: poetry values: layout: post share: false
How tags work
You should create specific .md files within
/tag/ before using the variable.
To enhance SEO, you can add your twitter username to
You can also add an image path for the
og_image value in the config file, for a default open graph sharing image. This value can be overridden in individual posts by using headerimage variable.
Your default image Netlify CMS uploads will go to /images/.
For the various config options see the sample config file for the demo site
The color schemes and fonts can also be customized through scss, by editing the relevant variable in