MyNameIsCosmo / jekyll-theme-markdown-console

Markdown Console is a Jekyll theme, made with GitHub Pages in mind.

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The Markdown Console theme

Markdown Console is a Jekyll theme, made with GitHub Pages in mind. You can preview the theme to see what it looks like, or even use it today.


Default Layout

The default layout includes a header and footer. See an example

Minimal Layout

The minimal layout is just the content. See an example


Configuration variables

Markdown Console will respect the following variables, if set in your site's _config.yml:

title: [The title of your site]
description: [A short description of your site's purpose]

Additionally, you may choose to set the following optional variables:

google_analytics: [Your Google Analytics tracking ID]


If you'd like to add your own custom styles:

  1. Create a file called /assets/css/style.scss in your site
  2. Add the following content to the top of the file, exactly as shown:
    @import "{{ site.theme }}";
  3. Add any custom CSS (or Sass, including imports) you'd like immediately after the @import line


If you'd like to change the theme's HTML layout:

  1. Copy the original template from the theme's repository
    (Pro-tip: click "raw" to make copying easier)
  2. Create a file called /_layouts/default.html in your site
  3. Paste the default layout content copied in the first step
  4. Customize the layout as you'd like


See the open issues for a list of proposed features (and known issues).

Project philosophy

WIP - as to not completely copypasta the Hacker readme 😀


Interested in contributing to this theme? This theme is an open source project, built one contribution at a time by users like you. See the CONTRIBUTING file for instructions on how to contribute.

Previewing the theme locally

If you'd like to preview the theme locally (for example, in the process of proposing a change):

  1. Clone down the theme's repository (git clone
  2. cd into the theme's directory
  3. Run sudo ./
  4. Visit localhost:4000 in your browser to preview the theme


Markdown Console is a Jekyll theme, made with GitHub Pages in mind.

License:Creative Commons Zero v1.0 Universal


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