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Theme activation

To set Hereditor theme as the default theme, the steps to follow are:

  • Navigate to /your/site/grav/user/config
  • Open the system.yaml file
  • Change the theme: setting to theme: hereditor
  • Save the changes
  • Clear the Grav cache using admin panel or following command:
bin/grav clear-cache

Once this is done, the new theme should be available on the frontend. Keep in mind any customizations made to the previous theme will not be reflected as all of the theme and templating information is now being pulled from the hereditor folder.

Site parameters

In case Hereditor theme is activated on a fresh Grav install, some parameters in the user/config/site.yaml file have to be populated:

  1. title: name of your site
  2. description: description of your site
  3. name site owner
  4. mail address of the site owner
  5. short one sentence biography

The file should look a bit like this:

title: Website name
description: A short description for the purpose of the website
  name: Author Name
  email: username@domain.tdl
  bio: A short description of the author of the website

Custom styles for plugins

The Hereditor theme includes custom styles for specific plugins (Markdown Notices, Pagination). To be properly loaded, the Use built in CSS option has to be set to false (using the admin panel or configuring the YAML file in the users/config/plugins/ folder):

built_in_css: false

Configuring images and links

Website images

Basically, the Hereditor theme is arranged to use two images for the entire website:

  1. logo: used into default page and to link toward the home page (but also as basic shortcut icon). This image aims to represent the website and should not exceed a size close to 300px × 300px.
  2. author.image: set as illustration in the mini-bio. This image aims to represent the author of an article and should not exceed a size close to 300px × 300px.

These two images have to be defined in your /your/site/grav/user/config/site.yaml file, such as:

logo: /user/images/logo.png
  image: /user/images/avatar.png

Article header images

Header images can be used in articles which are based on the post template. Any header image has to be declared in the front-matter section of the post, by adding a tag image populated with a proper URL to the intented file, such as this code sample (if the image is set in the same folder as the article):

image: header-image.jpg

Social links

In order to set social profiles features to be embedded in Hereditor theme configuration, add the following to your /your/site/grav/user/config/site.yaml file:

  1. social.icon: name of the social platform
  2. the main URL of the plateform
  3. social.user: the specific user name on the plateform

Below is an example for a Twitter account:

  - icon: twitter
    user: username

P. Mergey

Creator of Hereditor theme




A testing implementation of Hereditor theme for Grav

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