- Name: Menca – Modern personal blogging theme for Jekyll.
- Menca is a super fast and clean blogging theme for Jekyll. One of the main features of this theme is video post support. You can easily add your favorite video from services like Youtube or Vimeo. This theme is fully compatible with Github Pages and has a light and dark mode for easy reading. If you want to start a creative personal blog and you create video content this theme is perfect for you.
- Current Version: 1.0
- Released: 28/05/2021
- Creator: Artem Sheludko
Table of Contents
- Installing Ruby & Jekyll
- Disqus Comments
- Google Analytics
- Update favicon
Menca theme comes with different customizations in the
Installing Ruby & Jekyll
If this is your first time using Jekyll, please follow the Jekyll docs and make sure your local environment (including Ruby) is setup correctly.
To run the theme locally, navigate to the theme directory and run
bundle install to install the dependencies, then run
bundle exec jekyll serve to start the Jekyll server.
I would recommend checking the Deployment Methods page on Jekyll website.
To create a new post, you can create a new markdown file inside the
_posts directory by following the recommended file structure.
You can set the
tags, and the post
Add post images to /images/ directory.
Full Width Image
To have wide images in posts or pages simply add #wide word with the hashtag at the end of image path like in the example below:
To create a video post, specify the url/link to the video in the
video_embed: field like in the example below:
For tags, try to not add space between two words, for example,
Ruby on Rails, could be something like (
To create a new page, just create a new markdown file inside the
The following is the
about.md file that you can find as an example included in the theme with the configurations you can set.
Things you can change are:
HTML markup to use gallery on pages. For example:
Don't forget to provide the correct path for your images.
The navigation on the header will automatically include all the links to the pages you have created.
Menca Theme comes with Disqus comments enabled.
config.yml file, and change the
demo-menca value on line 83 with your Disqus account shortname.
That’s all you need to setup Disqus from the theme side. If you get any issue regarding that comments are unable to load. First, make sure you have registered your website with Disqus (Step 1).
And also check Disqus troubleshooting guide if you still have issues.
To integrate Google Analytics, open
config.yml, and add your Google Analytics identifier.
You can find the current favicon (favicon.ico) inside the theme root directory, just replace it with your new favicon.
I have used the following scripts, fonts or other files as listed.
- Google Fonts (Jost).
- Vanilla Lazyload
- Lightense Images
- Simple Jekyll Search
- Smooth Scroll Polyfill
- Preview Images form unsplash.com, pexels.com
If you have any questions that are not answered here, please feel free to contact me by mail.Contact Artem