Gatsby Theme Terminal

A Gatsby theme that looks like a real terminal! You have to type the command and press Enter to navigate the site.

You can see a demo on my actual website


For a new site

Sorry, no starter yet. You need to create a new site with gatsby and add the theme manually:

gatsby new my-terminal-site

For an existing site

  1. Install the theme
npm install @mtdev/gatsby-theme-terminal

yarn add @mtdev/gatsby-theme-terminal
  1. Add the configuration to your gatsby-config.js file
// gatsby-config.js
module.exports = {
  plugins: [
      resolve: "@mtdev/gatsby-theme-terminal",
      options: {
        // basePath defaults to "/"
        basePath: "/terminal",
  1. Add commands (pages) by creating md or mdx files inside /commands.
  2. Run your site using gatsby develop, browse it, type help and press Enter. You’ll see a list of available commands.


Theme options

Key Default value Description
basePath / Root url for the site
commandsPath commands Location of commands
mdxOtherwiseConfigured false Set this flag true if gatsby-plugin-mdx is already configured for your site.
maxWidth 80ch Max width of the body. Works best if using ch.
fontFamily monospace Font family.
backgroundColor #1E1E1E Background color.
textColor #FFF Text color.
promptPrefixColor #00a6b3 Prompt prefix color.
promptTextColor #00a600 Prompt text color.
promptSuffixColor #b200b3 Prompt suffix color.
scrollbarWidth 0.5rem Scrollbar width.
scrollbarBackgroundColor #3c3c3c Scrollbar background color.
scrollbarTrackBackgroundColor #3c3c3c Scrollbar track background color.
scrollbarThumbBackgroundColor #4c4c4c Scrollbar thumb background color.

Example usage

// gatsby-config.js
module.exports = {
  plugins: [
      resolve: "@mtdev/gatsby-theme-terminal",
      options: {
        maxWidth: "120ch",
        fontFamily: "source-code-pro",
        backgroundColor: "#1B2B34",
        textColor: "#CDD3DE",
        promptPrefixColor: "#99C794",
        promptTextColor: "#5FB3B3",
        promptSuffixColor: "#EC5f67",
        scrollbarBackgroundColor: "#4F5B66",
        scrollbarTrackBackgroundColor: "#4F5B66",
        scrollbarThumbBackgroundColor: "#A7ADBA",

Additional configuration

In addition to the theme options, you can customize some items using the siteMetadata object of your site in gatsby-config.js

// gatsby-config.js
module.exports = {
  siteMetadata: {
    // Used for SEO twitter:creator meta
    author: "twitter_author",
    // Used for the site header, title and SEO
    title: "Gatsby Theme Terminal",
    // Used for the site header and SEO
    description: "Description",
    // Used for the welcome text just above the prompt
    helpText: "Type 'help' and press Enter to start",
    // Used to customize the user in the prompt
    user: "guest",
    // Used to customize the host in the prompt
    host: "",

Command Fields

The following are the defined command fields based on the node interface in the schema

Field Type
id String
command String
title String
description String
slug String
body String

Example Command

Here’s an example command with its fields:

command: example
title: Example
description: And example command

## Example command

This is an example command