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A Bootstrap 3 theme for the Pelican static site generator.

A mobile friendly, responsive and easily customisable blog theme for Pelican, based on Bootstrap 3.


  • HTML5 with Bootstrap 3, Font Awesome 4 and JQuery integrated.
  • Responsive and mobile friendly.
  • Collapsible 2 column layout.
  • Social media integration.
  • Easily customisable.
  • Extensible and customisable sidebar — easily add your own content or “widgets”.
  • Categories and Tag Cloud.
  • Social media sharing buttons (Facebook, Google+, Twitter).
  • Open Graph meta data.
  • Twitter Summary Card meta data.
  • schema.org microdata.
  • Featured images” for posts.

Yet Another Bootstrap Theme for Pelican

Are you a user of Pelican and Bootstrap?

Looking for a Pelican theme?

Are you a designer who thinks Bootstrap hasn’t become ubiquitous enough?

Do you crave to see more and more websites out there promiscuously flaunting their barely concealed Bootstrap roots?

Have you stumbled across my little blog here and thought: “Well, the layout is OK, but don’t care at all for the garish green colors or any of the design elements. If only there was a theme that just gave me this kind of responsive layout but with a minimal Bootstrap base on which I could build my own superior design…?”

If you answered “yes” to any of the above, then you’re in luck!

Introducing VoidyBootstrap, a Pelican theme based on Bootstrap 3.

Well, in a way it’s not so much a theme as a “meta-theme” — a clean slate for creating custom Bootstrap-based themes, where all the usual scaffolding and fiddly bits are already taken care of, and all that remains is to provide a custom design on top of the provided Bootstrap base.

If your design needs are modest, it’s usable right out of the box with minimal configuration — and the default Bootstrap look and feel. (My little contribution to Bootstrap’s homogenization of web design!)

For simple customisations, there are lots of options for adding custom styling and custom content — without having to modify the core templates. (In an effort to make it as easy as possible to create a Bootstrap website with Pelican that doesn’t obviously look like a Bootstrap website!)

Intrigued? Check it out on GitHub.