A responsive sidebar Jekyll theme using the Pure.css framework, designed for writers and bloggers of all kinds.

Author brennanbrown
Github Stars 18
Last Commit Feb 4, 2022
Purelog screenshot

Purelog Theme for Jekyll

Purelog is a responsive, sidebar theme for the popular JAMstack generator Jekyll that only uses the minimal Pure.css framework (hence the name!), while still following the best practices possible for accessibility and search-engine optimization.

I created this after finishing Watery (which this theme is built off of), as a way to add more functionality and design while still remaining as lightweight as possible.

This project is aimed towards those looking for an interesting theme for Jekyll that has features that aren’t found commonly elsewhere, specifically having separate sections dedicated towards: blogging, note-taking, and daily journal entries.


Here are a few interesting features of this Jekyll theme:

  • A fully customizable and empty _BLANK_config.yml to make getting up-and-running easy.
  • A speedy, on-site search function using Simply Jekyll Search.
  • Custom collections for different types of material (note-taking, journal writing, etc.)
  • An auto-generating archive page that displays all entries from all collections.
  • Auto-generating tags and categories pages.
  • Having a _pages collection for easier organization.
  • An author bio at the end of each post. (Located in _inclues/author.html)
  • Full Rouge support for syntax highlighting. (Currently using base16.solarized.light)
  • Auto-generated RSS feed, sitemap, accessibility features, and search-engine optimization.