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Intro - Personal branding theme for developers

Intro is an open source Gatsby theme built specially for developers.

Tell your story by showing your skills, projects and career path.


Intro Theme

Live Demo

Live demo is available at:


  • Show your skills, tools, projects & career path
  • 10 predefined color versions
  • YAML files as a data source
  • Contact form integrated with Formspree
  • Uses utility-first TailwindCSS framework
  • Responsive design (desktop / mobile)

🚀 Getting Started

Install theme & dependencies

mkdir my-site
cd my-site
yarn init -2
yarn add gatsby react react-dom @arene/gatsby-theme-intro

Enable theme

Then add the theme to your gatsby-config.js.

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
      resolve: "@arene/gatsby-theme-intro",
      options: {
        theme: "classic",
        darktheme: "dark-blue",

Run your site

That’s it, you can now run your site using

gatsby develop

This process will create content/ directory within your site with a sample data.

Edit content

You can change the website’s content by editing .yaml files in content/ directory:


Follow existing convention to provide your profile information, skills & tools.

Do not remove existing parameters from the file, as it may break the website.


For each project you can provide:

Parameter Value Is required?
name Name of the project yes
url URL of the project no
description Project’s description no
status Either in progress or live no
tags List of tags no
icon Either github or website no
image Path to the image no


For each entry you can provide:

Parameter Value Is required?
company Name of the company yes
period Start / End date no
position Your position at the company no
url URL of the company no


List of your social media accounts. Please just fill the url parameter or leave it empty.

Do not add custom items to the list.

Enable email notifications

Contact form is integrated with Formspree. To enable form submissions to your e-mail, please sign up for a Formspree account and create a new form in your dashboard.

Once you do it, you’ll get your unique endpoint - please add it to gatsby-config.js, within a siteMetadata object.


Here is the list of configuration options you can set in gatsby-config.js:

module.exports = {
  siteMetadata: {
    description: "Personal page of John Doe",
    title: "John Doe",
    formspreeEndpoint: "{your-id}",
  plugins: [
      resolve: "@arene/gatsby-theme-intro",
      options: {
        basePath: "/",
        contentPath: "content/",
        showThemeLogo: true,
        theme: "classic",
        darktheme: "dark-blue",
        lang: null,
        tailwindConfig: null

After modyfying gatsby-config.js it may be required to restart gatsby develop process.

  • The siteMetadata section is responsible for SEO settings.
  • By modifying basePath parameter you can run the website on different URL (e.g. It may be useful when integrating with existing Gatsby site.
  • By setting showThemeLogo to false you can hide the Intro logo in the footer area.
  • If provided, the value of lang is added to the <body> element.
  • Change the theme parameter to load different color variant. Please refer to the list below for available values.
  • darktheme is an alternative theme, defined in the same way as theme. It is activited using Tailwind CSS’s dark mode machinery.
  • If provided, tailwindConfig should be an object. Any field it provides will completely overwrite the correspond field in gatsy-theme-intro’s default Tailwind configuration.

Available color variants

Name Preview
blue click here
bright-green click here
bright-orange click here
bright-red click here
classic (default) click here
dark-blue click here
dark-green click here
dark-pink click here
gh-inspired click here
warm-red click here

Dark mode

By default, TailwindCSS uses its "media" mode for activating dark mode, which on modern OSes should toggle dark mode automatically according to OS preference. To toggle dark mode manually, add the following to your configuration:

  plugins: [
      resolve: "@arene/gatsby-theme-intro",
      options: {
        tailwindConfig: {
          darkMode: "class",
          content: ...

Then add the necessary UI to add/remove the "dark" class to the <html> element. Remember to update the content field so that the files used to define this UI are scanned by Tailwind CSS.


Component shadowing

You can use Gatsby component shadowing technique to customize the theme.

  • All components are located in src/components directory.
  • All parameters accepted by components are defined using PropTypes. You can find types definitions in one centeral src/types location.
  • Code you want to overwrite should be placed within src/@arene/gatsby-theme-intro/ directory.
  • Important In order to use TailwindCSS classes in your new files, they must be be listed in the the content field of tailwindConfig, as in the example above.

Please refer to the official documentation to learn more.

Custom color variant

As theme parameter in theme configuration (gatsby-config.js) you can pass either the name of the existing theme or an object of colors.


module.exports = {
  plugins: [
      resolve: "@arene/gatsby-theme-intro",
      options: {
        theme: {
          'back': '#edf0f3',
          'front': '#2b3137',
          'lead': '#2781ed',
          'lead-text': '#ffffff',
          'line': '#ced9e3',
          'skill-1': '#405060',
          'skill-2': '#fc8732',
          'skill-3': '#2ebc50',

Please remember, that after modyfying gatsby-config.js file it may be required to restart gatsby develop process.

Updating dependencies

  • Running yarn upgrade-interactive will check for any out-of-data packages, and propose to update them. It automatically updates the version ranges in package.json files.



The theme is now compatible with Gatsby v3, TailwindCSS v3 and yarn v2+.


The theme is now compatible with Gatsby v3 and TailwindCSS v2.


The version introduces required changes to make the contact form work after latest changes from Formspree.

To upgrade, please add formspreeEndpoint property to siteMetadata object in your gatsby-config.js. For more information about configuring Formspree, please refer to the documentation above.


Intro. is a theme created by Wojciech Kocjan from Weeby Studio.

The theme has been initially launched in 2018 as a commercial project written in JavaScript. In 2020 it’s been rewritten to Gatsby and open sourced.

Thank you for using it!

© 2023 Gatsby, Inc.