The 40+ Best Free Jekyll Themes

Jekyll is another blog publishing system without complexity , you can use it to build a blog just feel like using CMS but without the hassle in it, it’s a static website generator that allow you to create article pages, categories, posts for landing page, business websites, photo galleries and portfolio.

Jekyll Themes

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So, What is Jekyll? Is It Better Than Other CMS?

Jekyll is not same as CMS (WordPress, Joomla, etc), it’s a static site generator built in HTML5 that will give you awesome page-load speed, Because they do not use a database (MySQL).

From GitHub: Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator is perfect for personal, project, or organization sites. Think of it like a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, Markdown and Liquid renders templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx web server or another.

Other benefit gained when you use the Jekyll is, you can create a website using the host GitHub repositories for free.

Website Themes for Jekyll

Using Jekyll to develop various types of sites is easy todo, you can do it by using some of specific themes available for Jekyll, there a lot of free website templates for business, personal blog, portfolio showcase, etc.

To help you choose the best one, we have compiled the best theme for Jekyll that you can download for free, most of them has a responsive layout and a built in HTML5 / CSS3 framework. You can choose a theme styles and designs you love, in this post, we only collect a themes with a decent design that perfect for your next project.

New Age Landing Jekyll Theme

New Age Landing Jekyll Theme

New Age is aa beautiful app landing page that will help you beautifully showcase your new mobile application, website service, etc.

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Lavar Portfolio Jekyll Theme

Lavar Portfolio Jekyll Theme

Lavar is one of the most cleanest portfolio Jekyll theme we have found on the marketplace. This theme have unique layout design with fullscreen slider on the homepage.

Lavar suitable for the online portfolio, company website, agencies, design studio and personal blog.

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So Simple Jekyll Theme

So Simple Jekyll Theme

So simple is responsive theme for jekyll by Michael Rose. This theme will help your reader focusing on your website content, because this template has a very simple and minimalist layout design.

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Lanyon
Lanyon Jekyll Theme

Lanyon is a free Jekyll theme with 16 color scheme. This theme is simple and minimalist, perfect for writer and personal blogger.

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Strange Case

Strange Case Jekyll Theme

Strange Case is another simple, clean, and responsive theme built for use with any Jekyll site. It sports a minimal design with a fixed sidebar that can feature a cover image of your choice.

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BlogInn

BlogInn

BlogInn is a minimal blogging Jekyll theme offers classic blog layout with bold design. Impress your readers with bold headings and expressive featured images.

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Minimal Mistakes

Minimal Mistakes

Minimal Mistakes is a flexible two-column business Jekyll theme with a minimalistic aesthetic with Several layout options (single, archive, splash pages), SEO optimized and Optional analytics.

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Vanilla Bean Creme

Vanilla Bean Creme

VBC (Vanilla Bean Creme) is a simple black & white theme with a professional look. Ideal for the programmer who wants to get up and running with a blog just for writing.

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Twister

Twister is a free jekyll theme which you have all the functionality you might have used in a previous WordPress blog or dreamt of when using Blogger. Twister comes with a variety of different post types, which make it suitable for a lot of different sites. It is easy to use once you set up everything and all you have to do is write some markdown, run a max of three grunt commands and you are good to go.

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Drava Jekyll Theme

Drava Jekyll Theme

Drava is a creative responsive Jekyll theme for many purposes, it could be used as company, design studio, business or portfolio websites.

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HPSTR

HPSTR Jekyll

A responsive Modern Jekyll blog theme designed to give your site a modern, Built-in support for Sass and data files.

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Agency Jekyll Theme

Agency Jekyll Theme

Agency Theme for Jekyll built in bootstrap theme.

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Alpha Jekyll Theme

Alpha Jekyll Theme

Alpha Jekyll Theme is clean, super minimal responsive template geared towards startups, app devs, and other dedicated folks working tirelessly to launch their products. Includes a landing page, generic page, contact page, and a page with a whole mess of pre-styled elements.

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Beautiful Jekyll

Beautiful Jekyll

Beautiful Jekyll is a ready-to-use template to help you create an awesome website quickly. Perfect for personal blogs or simple project websites. This template is built on top of Jekyll and can be used for any GitHub Pages website.

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Elbe

Elbe

Elbe is a creative responsive Jekyll theme for many purposes, it could be used as company, design studio, business or portfolio websites.

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Feeling Responsive

Feeling Responsive

Feeling Responsive is a flexible theme for Jekyll built on Foundation framework. You can use it for your company site, as a portfolio or as a blog with mobile-friendly layout.

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Meuse

Meuse

Meuse is a creative responsive Jekyll theme for many purposes, it could be used as company, design studio, business or portfolio websites.

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Freelancer Jekyll theme

Freelancer Jekyll theme

Freelancer is a free bootstrap theme created by Start Bootstrap with complete source files including HTML, CSS, and JavaScript as well as optional LESS stylesheets for easy customization.

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Jekyll Incorporated

Jekyll Incorporated

Jekyll Incorporated is modern Jekyll based blog and theme. Great for companies, products or anything.

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Solid Jekyll

Solid Jekyll

Solid Jekyll port of the Solid theme which can be customized, built and published straight from GitHub, thanks to GitHub Pages. Most general settings and data like site name, colors, address, etc. can be configured and changed right in the main config file.

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Writer – A minimal blog for Jekyll

Writer minimalist blog theme for Jekyll

Writer is a content-focussed responsive website template for the Jekyll blogging platform with minimalist layout. Designed with a focus on typography to provide a great experience for the the reader. Purpose built to look great across all platforms and screen sizes.

Writer has multiple homepage layouts and post/page types along with other utility pages like Category, Author and Contact to ensure you website if fully featured.

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Jekyll Stylish Portfolio Theme

Jekyll Stylish Portfolio Theme

A Jekyll implementation of the Stylish Portfolio template by Start Bootstrap.

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Moon

Moon one column jekyll theme

Moon is a minimal, one column jekyll theme with responsive layout, Disqus integration, optional background image and simple navigation menu.

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Cayman Theme

Cayman Theme

Cayman Theme is a clean, responsive theme available as an option if you use the Automatic Page Generator or you can copy the template and styles to use on your own.

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Astro Responsive Jekyll Theme

Astro Responsive Jekyll Theme

Astro is a fully responsive Jekyll theme designed for Mobile, tablets, notebooks, and desktop devices. Astro will dynamically adjust to any devices viewport. Feature posts have a full page title design with customizable image header. Optimized for fast page load times, completely imageless layout, javascript degrading, and CSS3 styling.

 

 

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Slender

Slender

Slender is a beautiful responsive portfolio style template for designers and web developers.

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Jekyll-Uno

Jekyll-Uno

Jekyll-Uno is a minimal, responsive theme for Jekyll based on the Uno theme.

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YAX Coming soon Jekyll Theme

YAX Coming soon Jekyll Theme

YAX is a free Bootstrap HTML5 / CSS3 responsive Coming-soon-theme.

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Hashtag for Jekyll

Hashtag for Jekyll

Hashtag for Jekyll is an elegant and contemporary HTML5 & CSS3 theme for Jekyll, a powerful static site generator with minimal & responsive design focused on typography.

 

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Twenty

Twenty

Twenty is a minimalist and fully responsive Jekyll Theme, built on HTML5/CSS3. Released for free under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 license.

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Midnight Theme

Midnight Theme

Midnight is an open-source theme first designed for GitHub Pages and is available for download, forking and using anywhere else on the web.

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mediator

mediator

mediator is a medium inspired Jekyll blog theme. The basic idea came from the Ghost theme Readium 2.0.

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Travelogue

Travelogue

Travelogue is a minimal, single-column Jekyll theme that provides an immersive read experience for your readers.

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Compass

Compass

Compass is a simple and free business landing page theme for Jekyll. Compass has been designed with something very specific in mind: to be a simple and elegant personal landing page.

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Jackman minimalist personal blog for Jekyll

Jackman minimalist personal blog for Jekyll

Jackman is a minimal Jekyll blog theme with design focused on clean typography. Carefully coded with HTML5, responsive and Custom fullscreen homepage.

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nandomoreira

nandomoreira

nandomoreira is a free Jekyll theme. You can find out more info about customizing your Jekyll theme, as well as basic Jekyll usage documentation at jekyllrb.com

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Uno-dbyll

Uno-dbyll

Uno-dbyll is a simple, clean, responsive and stylist theme for jekyll. The theme demo site is my source code for personal blogging, build and hosted with Jekyll.

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Modern Blog

Modern Blog

Modern Blog is a simple, clean with responsive modern blog for jekyll with grid-based layout.

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Spectral

Spectral

HTML5 UP makes spiffy HTML5 website templates. The key features such as; Fully Responsive, built on HTML5 + CSS3. Free under the Creative Commons, which means you can use them for personal stuff, use them for commercial stuff.

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Thinny

Thinny

Thinny is light, beautiful and responsive theme for Jekyll which perfect for personal and diary blog.

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Lagom

Lagom

A Jekyll blog theme with just the right amount of style. Responsive, based on Skeleton Font Awesome for icons Open Sans from Google web fonts Built-in Atom feed

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Leap Day

Leap Day

Leap Day theme is beautiful theme for Jekyll developed for GitHub Pages.

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Notepad

Notepad

Notepad is a Jekyll theme which is very simple, clean and beautiful layout style,built in Zurb Foundation 5 with Font Awesome and Disqus comments integration.

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Typewriter

Typewriter Jekyll Theme

As a name suggest, Typewriter is a Jekyll Theme with  simple and beautiful look and feel, perfect for diary and writers who want to build a minimalist website design that focusing on content.

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