Configure your site

The basic settings and configuration for your site reside in the _config.yaml file.
Example:
### basic settings
# site properties and page defaults
title: Lab Website Template
subtitle: A template by the Greene Lab
description: An easy-to-use, flexible website template for labs, with automatic citations, GitHub tag imports, pre-built components, and more.
logo-text: false
header: images/background.jpg
footer: images/background.jpg
header-dark: false
footer-dark: false
# site social media and other links
links:
email: jane.smith@your-lab.com
orcid: 0000-0001-8713-9213
google-scholar: ETJoidYAAAAJ
github: your-lab
twitter: YourLabHandle
instagram: YourLabHandle
youtube: YourLabChannel
### Jekyll settings to ignore
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Parameter
Description
Default
title
Title of your site. Appears in the tab title, in the header, and in page metadata. Use a short version of your lab's name if you have one so it can fit nicely in these spots. Aim for less than 20 characters.
Tip: If your lab name is long, use an abbreviated version here, then display the full name at the top of your homepage.
subtitle
Appears in the header next to your site title, smaller and more subtle. Useful for slogans or affiliations.
description
Default description that will show under search engine results. Can be overridden on individual pages.
show-title / show-subtitle
Whether to show your site title/subtitle next to your logo in the header. Set to false if your logo image already contains text that you don't want to be displayed twice. This does not remove your site title from the tab name, metadata, or anything else.
true
header / footer
Default background image for the header/footer. Can be overridden on individual pages.
Solid color background
header-dark / footer-dark
Default header/footer dark/light mode. Can be overridden on individual pages.
true
links
Social media links for your lab to show in the footer of every page, without any prefixes like @, www., etc. See /_data/types.yaml for what types of links are built-in or to add your own.
Headers/footers/sections have a solid color that overlays any background image to always maintain readability of text.