Documentation themes are perfect Jekyll themes for starting a documentation page. They're structured so that help-articles are easy to find.
Free themes are perfect if you're just starting out with Jekyll. Since they're free, you don't have to worry about choosing the wrong theme.
Add this line to your Jekyll site’s Gemfile:
And add this line to your Jekyll site’s
And then execute:
Or install it yourself as:
$ gem install just-the-docs
View the documentation for usage information.
Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at https://github.com/pmarsceill/just-the-docs. This project is intended to be a safe, welcoming space for collaboration, and contributors are expected to adhere to the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.
Submitting code changes:
- Open a Pull Request
- Ensure all CI tests pass
- Await code review
- Bump the version number in
package.json according to semantic versioning.
Design and development principles of this theme:
- As few dependencies as possible
- No build script needed
- First class mobile experience
- Make the content shine
To set up your environment to develop this theme, run
Your theme is set up just like a normal Jekyll site! To test your theme, run
bundle exec jekyll serve and open your browser at
http://localhost:4000. This starts a Jekyll server using your theme. Add pages, documents, data, etc. like normal to test your theme’s contents. As you make modifications to your theme and to your content, your site will regenerate and you should see the changes in the browser after a refresh, just like normal.
When the theme is released, only the files in
_sass tracked with Git will be released.
The theme is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.