When installing the Chirpy theme through RubyGems.org, Jekyll can only read files in the folders
/assets, as well as a small part of options of the
/_config.yml file from the theme’s gem. If you have ever installed this theme gem, you can use the command
bundle info --path jekyll-theme-chirpy to locate these files.
The Jekyll team claims that this is to leave the ball in the user’s court, but this also results in users not being able to enjoy the out-of-the-box experience when using feature-rich themes.
To fully use all the features of Chirpy, you need to copy the other critical files from the theme’s gem to your Jekyll site. The following is a list of targets:
To save you time, and also in case you lose some files while copying, we extract those files/configurations of the latest version of the Chirpy theme and the CD workflow to here, so that you can start writing in minutes.
Sign in to GitHub and use this template to generate a brand new repository and name it
USERNAME represents your GitHub username.
Then clone it to your local machine and run:
Please see the theme’s docs.
This work is published under MIT License.