Minimal Mistakes

Updated by Michael Rose 1 min read
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Minimal Mistakes is a flexible two-column Jekyll theme. Perfect for hosting your personal site, blog, or portfolio on GitHub or your own server.

Includes responsive layouts (single, archive index, search, splash, and paginated home page) that look great on mobile and desktop browsers. As the name implies — styling is purposely minimalistic to be enhanced and customized by you.

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Notable features

Minimal Mistakes splash layout
Minimal Mistakes posts by year archive layout
Minimal Mistakes post layout
Minimal Mistakes post layout with sidebars


To learn more about how to customize this theme, include feature images in posts, modify the look and feel, create new posts, and some other junk, read up here.


This theme is free and open source software, distributed under the MIT License.