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In order to use this theme and create for yourself a website, you need to do 2 main steps:

  1. Create a website using Github Pages (your website will host on Github Page) with any theme.
  2. Apply any theme you like on it, in this case, you are going to apply Simple Perso.

How to create a Github Page?

In the case you don’t have any Github Page, follow following rules, otherwise please step to next steps.

  1. Create a Github account, don’t forget to verify your email before loging in. I suppose that you signed up with name dinhanhthi.
  2. Login to your Github account.
  3. Create a new repository by clicking New on the right side of Repositories section and naming your repo with <your-account> For example, my Github account is dinhanhthi, so I name this repo We need to name the repo like this because your website will have an address like https://<your-account>
  4. Basically, you now have a place where you can put your website, you can choose either a built-in theme from Github or an external theme.
    • If you wanna apply Simple Perso (or other external theme), please step to next section and ignore following steps in this section.
    • If you wanna create immediately a buit-in theme from Github, please continue to step 5.
  5. On your repo on github, click on tab Settings, on the left hand side, choose tab Options (default) and then go to section Github Pages, click on Choose a theme.
  6. Choose a theme you like and then click on Select theme
  7. A new page appears, write something on Commit changes and then click on Commit changes.
  8. Done, now you have a page, check it out at https://<your-account>

How to apply Simple Perso?

  1. Download and install Github Client (GC). GC helps you “upload” changes from local host (on your own computer) to your remote (on Github server).
  2. Login to GC with the account created in step 1.
  3. Clone the repo created in step 3 of previous section to your local computer:
    1. Come back to the repo’s directory, click on Set up in Desktop, a popup appears to ask you “Open Github Desktop?”, choose Open Github Desktop
    2. This will open GC on your computer, click on button Clone
    3. Choose the location where you save your repo on your computer. A folder whose name is <your-account> will be created.
  4. From this step, you will apply a theme downloaded from the internet for your Github page. In this case, you will apply Simple Perso.
  5. Download Simple Perso to your local computer (a file .zip)
  6. Delete all files and folders in folder <your-account> created in step 3.3.
  7. Extract all files and folders from file .zip in step 5 to folder <your-account>
  8. Open file _config.yml and change:
    1. title: your website’s name
    2. description: your website’s description
    3. baseurl: leave blank (i.e., "")
    4. url: <your-account>
    5. disqus: your Disqus account (for commment area)
    6. Save and close _config.yml.
  9. Open Github Desktop to see the changes
    1. Write something on field commit
    2. Click on Commit to master and then Publish branch
  10. All done! Go to https://<your-account> to see the changes, you may wait a little minutes to get every works.

If you wanna personalize the theme, please read this post.

Get unexpected errors?

If you get some errors, please let me know or push a commit on the github page.