This post is a follow-up of my earlier post about building a jekyll site.
In this post, I will describe a few things that I modified on my site. For example, the footer show site title twice, I add a
_config.yml setting to show blog author name instead of one of the site titles.
Add site description
The blog site that you deployed earlier (as described in the post referenced above) should look pretty good, but we can make a few quick improvements to make it look even better.
Add a variable
description to your
_config.yml and set its value to a short description of your site.
Try in browser. The description now displays in footer.
Modify title above list of posts
On the Home/Index page, the list of posts are preceded by a title “Posts”. You can change it to a different title. Suppose, you want the title to be “Latest Posts”. This is easily achieved by adding a variable to
index.html’s front matter:
Try in browser. The Home page displays “Latest Posts” as the title above list of posts.
Add github, twitter and rss links to footer
Github, Twitter and RSS links can be added to footer by simply setting variables in
The link to RSS feed is already displayed at the end of list of posts on the Home page. But adding a variable in
_config.yml and setting it to just
rss also adds a link in the footer.
Try in browser. Github, Twitter and RSS links are displayed nicely stacked in the footer.
Modify footer to display blog author name
Now the setting that I mentioned at the beginning of this post - displaying blog author name in the footer, instead of displaying site title twice.
The Minima theme displays the site title a second time, because it looks for site
author variable and if the
author variable is not present it uses
title variable as default value.
So, to make this changes, you can simply add
author variable to
Try in browser. Footer should now display blog author name instead of site title be displayed a second time.
You can add Google analytics to your site by adding the following setting to