Jekyll Rtd Theme

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Jekyll Rtd Theme

Just another documentation theme compatible with GitHub Pages


The jekyll-rtd-theme is a documentation theme that is compatible with GitHub Pages. It is inspired by the sphinx-rtd-theme and refactored with @primer/css and github-pages dependencies. This theme allows users to generate documentation websites with the same files and folders from rundocs/starter-slim.


  • Shortcodes: Includes various shortcodes such as toasts card and mermaid for enhanced functionality.
  • Pages Plugins: Supports plugins like emoji, gist, avatar, and mentions for added features on pages.
  • Auto Generate Sidebar: Automatically generates a sidebar for easy navigation through the documentation.
  • Attribute List Definitions: Includes attribute list definitions using Primer/css utilities and Font Awesome 4 for styling.
  • Service Worker: Enables caching of the website's pages for improved performance.
  • SEO: Provides SEO-related functionalities such as handling 404 errors, generating robots.txt and sitemap.xml files.
  • Canonical Link: Supports Open Graph, Twitter Card, and Schema data for proper social media sharing and search engine optimization.


To install the jekyll-rtd-theme, follow these steps:

  1. Ensure you have Jekyll installed on your machine.
  2. Add the following line to your site's Gemfile: gem 'jekyll-rtd-theme'.
  3. Execute the bundle install command to install the theme.
  4. Add the following line to your site's _config.yml file: theme: jekyll-rtd-theme.
  5. Use the theme's provided layouts, includes, and assets to build your documentation website.


The jekyll-rtd-theme is a documentation theme for Jekyll that is compatible with GitHub Pages. It offers a range of features such as shortcode support, pages plugins, auto-generated sidebar, attribute list definitions, service worker for caching, SEO functionalities, and canonical link support. Installing the jekyll-rtd-theme involves adding the theme to your site's Gemfile and configuring it in the _config.yml file. This open source theme is distributed under the MIT License.


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