Gem Version

- ! Warning !

:warning: This theme is currently under construction :construction: :warning:

This is a theme inspired by my time in California. I use it for my personal website which you can see at Feel free use to use it and remix it as you wish.

This is a fork of mattvh/solar-theme-jekyll


Add this line to your Jekyll site’s Gemfile:

gem "jekyll-california"

And add this line to your Jekyll site’s _config.yml:

theme: jekyll-california

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install jekyll-california


TODO: Write usage instructions here. Describe your available layouts, includes, sass and/or assets.


Bug reports and pull requests are welcome on GitHub at 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.


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

Your theme is setup 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 your theme is released, only the files in _layouts, _includes, _sass and assets tracked with Git will be bundled. To add a custom directory to your theme-gem, please edit the regexp in california.gemspec accordingly.


The theme is available as open source under the terms of the GPL v2.

Photo by Robert Bye on Unsplash