Kiko Plus Theme

Kiko Plus Theme


You can see live demo here

This theme is inspired by Kiko theme, powered by Jekyll, hosted on Github Pages.


  • Disqus comment system
  • Google analytics
  • Pagination support
  • Custom tags
  • SEO support


Method 1: new master’s repository (The Best)

  1. First fork it.
  2. Change your forked repository name Kiko-plus to where USERNAME is your github user name.
  3. Access your new blog via
  4. See configuration.

Method 2: gh-pages in existing repository

  1. Create a new branch called gh-pages in the repository where you want to add a template managing branches.
  2. From command line run git clone - this will clone Kiko-plus template to your computer.
  3. Create new branch git checkout -b gh-pages where gh-pages will be your branch name.
  4. Add remote, which is your repo from the first step, to your new branch git remote add gh-pages<yourName>/<yourMaster>/gh-pages. yourName is your account name and yourMaster is your repository.
  5. Push new branch to remote git push gh-pages.
  6. Update _config.yml file by changing baseurl: "<branchName>" branchName is your branch name where gh-pages resides. See configuration.

Method 3: run it locally

  1. Download zip or clone it git clone
  2. Go inside folder and run jekyll serve or bundle exec jekyll s or rake preview. This will build a website which you can access https://localhost:4000. You need to have Jekyll installed to do this.


All configuration is done via _config.yml file which you will find in your main repo folder. Change this <something> to yours.

  • Change this to your blog name.
name: <blog-name>
  • Change this to your domain. NOTE- if running locally change this to url: "https://localhost:4000".
url: "https://<your-name>"
  • Change this to your branch name where gh-pages resides. !NOTE apply only if you used Method 2 for installation.
baseurl: "/<branch-name>"
  • These configuration in author: is for links to icons in footer. Modify _includes/footer.html to add more link icons.
  name:             your-name
  facebook:         your-id
  twitter:          your-id
  github:           your-id
  linkedin:         your-id
  medium:           your-id
  tumblr:           your-id
  • Change this to your Google Analytic ID.
  id:               your-id
  • Change this to your Disqus ID.
  id:               your-id

Rakefile Usage

$ rake post title="A Title" [date="2015-08-16"] [tags=[tag1,tag2]]
$ rake draft title="A Title" [date="2015-08-16"] [tags=[tag1,tag2]]
$ rake preview


This theme is released under MIT License.