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Jekyll Theme Not Showing for _posts

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Sorry for the very basic question, I have spent a considerable amount of time trying to understand this.


I have applied a Jekyll theme to my page and that works great, however, when I added a `_posts` directory to nest my posts, the theme isn't carrying through and it's just black on white with (huge) images.


Steps tried so far:


Again, I feel like I'm following the documentation, so I think it's got to be something obnoxiously simple. 


The only other variable is that the site is being served up as another domain ( vs. [page], but that's all working with the theme for ``, it's just the `_posts` theme that isn't working.

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Re: Jekyll Theme Not Showing for _posts

Circling back on this, I got it.


I'm not sure exactly what the issue was, but I assume that the "apply theme" section of Github provides a pretty basic Jekyll theme without all the bells and whistles, which I guess _posts requires?


So what I did was clone the theme directly from their Github repo,, in my case and then ran the instructions to serve it up locally on my system:

Clone down the theme's repository (git clone
cd into the theme's directory
Run script/bootstrap to install the necessary dependencies
Run bundle exec jekyll serve to start the preview server
Visit localhost:4000 in your browser to preview the theme

From there, I just slowly replaced things from my site where they should go -, _config.yml, created _posts directories, added images directories, replicated the Front Matter that they had...mainly just left everything alone that wasn't specific to my content. I think the main issue was the inclusion of _sass, script, Gemfile, and Gemfile.lock. Lots of trial and error, but I got there.


Having those there seem to do whatever magic they do and it worked out for me.