Final Post

Updated: February 30, 2021.

Minimal Mistakes is a flexible two-column Jekyll theme. Perfect for hosting your personal site, blog, or portfolio on GitHub or self-hosting on your own server. As the name implies --- styling is purposely minimalistic to be enhanced and customized by you :smile:.

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Notable Features

  • Bundled as a "theme gem" for easier install/upgrading.
  • Compatible with GitHub Pages.
  • Support for Jekyll's built-in Sass/SCSS preprocessor.
  • Nine different skins (color variations).
  • Several responsive layout options (single, archive index, search, splash, and paginated home page).
  • Optimized for search engines with support for Twitter Cards and Open Graph data
  • Optional header images, custom sidebars, table of contents, galleries, related posts, breadcrumb links, navigation lists, and more.
  • Commenting support (powered by Disqus, Facebook, Google+, Discourse, static-based via Staticman v1 and v2, and custom).
  • Google Analytics support.
  • UI localized text in English (default), Brazilian Portuguese (Português brasileiro), Chinese, Danish, Dutch, French (Français), German (Deutsch), Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian (Italiano), Japanese, Korean, Nepali (Nepalese), Polish, Russian, Slovak, Spanish (Español), Swedish, Turkish (Türkçe), and Vietnamese.

Additional sample posts are available under posts archive on the demo site. Source files for these (and the entire demo site) can be found in /docs.


There are three ways to install the theme: as a Ruby gem (for self-hosted sites), as a Ruby gem + jekyll-remote-theme plugin (GitHub Pages hosted sites), or forking/directly copying all of the theme files into your project.

Ruby Gem Method

  1. Install the theme as a Ruby Gem by adding it to your Gemfile like so:

    gem "minimal-mistakes-jekyll"
  2. Fetch and update bundled gems by running the following Bundler command:

  3. Set the theme in your project's Jekyll _config.yml file:

    theme: minimal-mistakes-jekyll

To update the theme run bundle update.

GitHub Pages Method

  1. Create/replace the contents of your Gemfile with the following:

    source ""
    gem "github-pages", group: :jekyll_plugins
  2. Fetch and update bundled gems by running the following Bundler command:

  3. Add remote_theme: "mmistakes/minimal-mistakes" to your _config.yml file. Remove any other theme: or remote_theme: entry.


For detailed instructions on how to configure, customize, add/migrate content, and more read the theme's documentation.


Having trouble working with the theme? Found a typo in the documentation? Interested in adding a feature or fixing a bug? Then by all means submit an issue or pull request. If this is your first pull request, it may be helpful to read up on the GitHub Flow first.

Minimal Mistakes has been designed as a base for you to customize and fit your site's unique needs. Please keep this in mind when requesting features and/or submitting pull requests. If it's not something that most people will use, I probably won't consider it. When in doubt ask.

This goes for author sidebar links and "share button" additions -- I have no intention of merging in every possibly option, the essentials are there to get you started :smile:.

Pull Requests

When submitting a pull request:

  1. Clone the repo.
  2. Create a branch off of master and give it a meaningful name (e.g. my-awesome-new-feature).
  3. Open a pull request on GitHub and describe the feature or fix.

Theme documentation and demo pages can be found in the /docs if submitting improvements, typo corrections, etc.


To set up your environment to develop this theme, run bundle install.

To test the theme, run bundle exec rake preview and open your browser at http://localhost:4000/test/. This starts a Jekyll server using content in the test/ directory. As modifications are made to the theme and test site, it will regenerate and you should see the changes in the browser after a refresh.



Michael Rose

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