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Gatsby Theme Blog

:fire: A Gatsby blog theme supporting local filesystem content, MDX and image processing.

The theme provides several built-in features to set the bare-minimum for building a blog including:

  • Content sourcing and transformation from the filesystem via gatsby-source-filesystem
  • MDX support via gatsby-plugin-mdx
  • Image processing via gatsby-plugin-sharp and gatsby-remark-images
  • Auto creation of individual blog post pages
  • Auto creation of tags/category/author pages
  • Blog list page with Pagination - you specify the number of blogs in a page in the Theme Options.


  npm install @codebrahma/gatsby-theme-blog

:rocket: Usage

Theme Options

Key Default Value Description
basePath "/blog" Root URL to all blog posts
contentPath "posts" Location of blog posts
itemsPerPage 7 Number of items per page
mdx true Configure gatsby-plugin-mdx (if your website already is using the plugin pass false to turn this off)

Example Usage

// gatsby-config.js
module.exports = {
  plugins: [
      resolve: `@codebrahma/gatsby-theme-blog`,
      options: {
        contentPath: 'content/posts',
        basePath: '/blogs',
        itemsPerPage: 5

content/posts directory contains all your Markdown files powering the blog.

  mkdir -p content/posts/hello-world
  touch content/posts/hello-world/hello-world.md

💡 A sample post is below:

title: 'Hello World'
date: 2019-10-30
featuredpost: false
description: Hello World, this is my first post.
- gatsby
- is
- wonderful
link: /hello-world
- Gatsby
author: Codebrahma
image: ./image.png
- gatsby
- react
templateKey: blog-post

Hello World! This is my first post! I'll have great features enabled by default, including:
- Syntax highlighting with triple backticks
- Responsive images
- Responsive iframe embeds
- and more!

:sparkles: Additional Configuration:

  • In addition to the theme options you can add your own Layout component to the blogs. Create a file src/@codebrahma/gatsby-theme-blog/components/layout.js in your site for Component Shadowing.

A sample layout file:

// src/@codebrahma/gatsby-theme-blog/components/layout.js
import React from 'react'
import Header from './Header'
import Footer from './Footer'

const Layout = ({ children }) => {
  return (
      <Header />
      <Footer />

:art: Theming

  • Add your own set of design tokens to create a whole new look for the theme. Take a look at current theme file and get creative. Upgrade by creating your own theme.js file.

  • Example:

// src/@codebrahma/gatsby-theme-blog/components/layout.js
import React from 'react'
import theme from './theme'
import { ThemeProvider } from 'theme-ui'

const Layout = ({ children }) => {
  return (
    <ThemeProvider theme={theme}>

:handshake: Contributing

Contributions, issues and feature requests are welcome. Feel free to check issues page if you want to contribute.

:pencil: Licence

This project is MIT licensed.

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