Edit pages

How to add, remove, and edit details of pages on your site

Add/remove pages

The pages and sub-pages on your site come from the folder and file structure of your repo.


TypeURL you wantFolders and files to create










To add or remove a page, simply create or delete the corresponding folder and Markdown file in your repo.

The pages that come with this template – /blog, /contact, etc. – can be freely removed or renamed at your discretion.

"Index" is a naming convention for referring to the "default" page of a particular folder. Navigating to yoursite.com/awards would actually load yoursite.com/awards/index.html (generated from /awards/index.md).

Edit page details

Markdown files can have a section at the top called a "front matter" to hold metadata about the page in YAML format. This is how you can pass special per-page details to the template.

Example index.md page file:

title: Awards
description: Our lab has received international praise for our contributions to science.
  order: 1
  tooltip: Praise and laurels
header: images/header-for-this-page.jpg
footer: images/footer-for-this-page.jpg
header-dark: false
footer-dark: false
  - accolades

Page content.


Title of the page. Shown in the tab name along with your site title, e.g. "Awards | Your Lab Website"


Description of the page that will show under search engine results.


If this field is present, the page will appear in the header navigation bar, with the same name as the page's title.

nav -> order

How the page should be ordered in the nav bar. Number value, lowest to highest -> left to right.

nav -> tooltip

Text to show when hovering over the page's nav bar link.


Background image for the header/footer of the page.

header-dark / footer-dark

Header/footer dark/light mode of the page.


When a user visits one of the URLs listed, they'll be redirected to this page instead.

Headers/footers/sections have a solid color that overlays any background image to always maintain readability of text.

If you have a .md file without a front matter, Jekyll will ignore it and not convert it to an .html file, and thus it won't end up in your site. If you don't need any page details, just leave the two lines of --- with nothing in between.

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