Here be a sample post with a custom background image. To utilize this “feature” just add the following YAML to a post’s front matter.

image:
  background: filename.png

This little bit of YAML makes the assumption that your background image asset is in the /images folder. If you place it somewhere else or are hotlinking from the web, just include the full http(s):// URL. Either way you should have a background image that is tiled.

If you want to set a background image for the entire site just add background: filename.png to your _config.yml and BOOM — background images on every page!

Background images from Subtle Patterns (Subtle Patterns) / CC BY-SA 3.0

Syntax highlighting is a feature that displays source code, in different colors and fonts according to the category of terms. This feature facilitates writing in a structured language such as a programming language or a markup language as both structures and syntax errors are visually distinct. Highlighting does not affect the meaning of the text itself; it is intended only for human readers.

Pygments Code Blocks

To modify styling and highlight colors edit /assets/less/pygments.less and compile main.less with your favorite preprocessor. Or edit main.css if that’s your thing, the classes you want to modify all begin with .highlight.

#container {
    float: left;
    margin: 0 -240px 0 0;
    width: 100%;
}

Line numbering enabled:

1 <nav class="pagination" role="navigation">
2     {% if page.previous %}
3         <a href="{{ site.url }}{{ page.previous.url }}" class="btn" title="{{ page.previous.title }}">Previous article</a>
4     {% endif %}
5     {% if page.next %}
6         <a href="{{ site.url }}{{ page.next.url }}" class="btn" title="{{ page.next.title }}">Next article</a>
7     {% endif %}
8 </nav><!-- /.pagination -->
module Jekyll
  class TagIndex < Page
    def initialize(site, base, dir, tag)
      @site = site
      @base = base
      @dir = dir
      @name = 'index.html'
      self.process(@name)
      self.read_yaml(File.join(base, '_layouts'), 'tag_index.html')
      self.data['tag'] = tag
      tag_title_prefix = site.config['tag_title_prefix'] || 'Tagged: '
      tag_title_suffix = site.config['tag_title_suffix'] || '&#8211;'
      self.data['title'] = "#{tag_title_prefix}#{tag}"
      self.data['description'] = "An archive of posts tagged #{tag}."
    end
  end
end

Standard Code Block

<nav class="pagination" role="navigation">
    {% if page.previous %}
        <a href="{{ site.url }}{{ page.previous.url }}" class="btn" title="{{ page.previous.title }}">Previous article</a>
    {% endif %}
    {% if page.next %}
        <a href="{{ site.url }}{{ page.next.url }}" class="btn" title="{{ page.next.title }}">Next article</a>
    {% endif %}
</nav><!-- /.pagination -->

Fenced Code Blocks

To modify styling and highlight colors edit /assets/less/coderay.less and compile main.less with your favorite preprocessor. Or edit main.css if that’s your thing, the classes you want to modify all begin with .coderay. Line numbers and a few other things can be modified in _config.yml under coderay.

#container {
    float: left;
    margin: 0 -240px 0 0;
    width: 100%;
}
<nav class="pagination" role="navigation">
    {% if page.previous %}
        <a href="{{ site.url }}{{ page.previous.url }}" class="btn" title="{{ page.previous.title }}">Previous article</a>
    {% endif %}
    {% if page.next %}
        <a href="{{ site.url }}{{ page.next.url }}" class="btn" title="{{ page.next.title }}">Next article</a>
    {% endif %}
</nav><!-- /.pagination -->
module Jekyll
  class TagIndex < Page
    def initialize(site, base, dir, tag)
      @site = site
      @base = base
      @dir = dir
      @name = 'index.html'
      self.process(@name)
      self.read_yaml(File.join(base, '_layouts'), 'tag_index.html')
      self.data['tag'] = tag
      tag_title_prefix = site.config['tag_title_prefix'] || 'Tagged: '
      tag_title_suffix = site.config['tag_title_suffix'] || '&#8211;'
      self.data['title'] = "#{tag_title_prefix}#{tag}"
      self.data['description'] = "An archive of posts tagged #{tag}."
    end
  end
end

Sample Link Post

This theme supports link posts, made famous by John Gruber. To use, just add link: http://url-you-want-linked to the post’s YAML front matter and you’re done.

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Cupidatat 90’s lo-fi authentic try-hard

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  • Sartorial hoodie
  • Labore viral forage
  • Tote bag selvage
  • DIY exercitation et id ugh tumblr church-key

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Hoodie Duis

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Thundercats Ho!

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Here are some examples of what a post with images might look like. If you want to display two or three images next to each other responsively use figure with the appropriate class. Each instance of figure is auto-numbered and displayed in the caption.

Figures (for images or video)

One Up

Morning Fog Emerging From Trees by A Guy Taking Pictures, on Flickr.

Two Up

Apply the half class like so to display two images side by side that share the same caption.

<figure class="half">
	<img src="/images/image-filename-1.jpg" alt="">
	<img src="/images/image-filename-2.jpg" alt="">
	<figcaption>Caption describing these two images.</figcaption>
</figure>

And you’ll get something that looks like this:

Two images.

Three Up

Apply the third class like so to display three images side by side that share the same caption.

<figure class="third">
	<a href="http://placehold.it/1200x600.jpg"><img src="http://placehold.it/600x300.jpg" alt=""></a>
	<a href="http://placehold.it/1200x600.jpg"><img src="http://placehold.it/600x300.jpg" alt=""></a>
	<a href="http://placehold.it/1200x600.jpg"><img src="http://placehold.it/600x300.jpg" alt=""></a>
	<figcaption>Caption describing these three images.</figcaption>
</figure>

And you’ll get something that looks like this:

Three images.