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Gatsby Theme Elemental

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Elemental is a portfolio template suitable for artists, photographers, designers etc. With the theme you can create blog posts, portfolio posts an miscellaneous posts (such as privacy-policy).

Installation

npm install gatsby-theme-elemental

Configuring

Almost all features of this theme are editable. In order to personalize, open the gatsby-config.js file and start editing the below part.

// Do not remove any of the properties below.

let siteMetadata = {
    title: `Elemental`, // Title of your webpage
    capitalizeTitleOnHome: true, // Whether to capitalize the letter on homepage
    logo: `/images/logo.png`, // Logo (Required)
    icon: `/images/icon.png`, // Favicon, shown in the browsers "tab" (Required)
    titleImage: `/images/wall.jpg`, // The main title is filled with an image. (Required)
    introTag: `PHOTOGRAPHER | VIDEOGRAPHER`, // Intro tag shown below title
    description: `Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed sit amet accumsan arcu. Proin ac consequat arcu.`,
    author: `@_akzhy`,
    blogItemsPerPage: 10,
    portfolioItemsPerPage: 10,
    darkmode: true, // Whether to enable the darkmode. Change to false if you want the light mode
    switchTheme: true,
    // The links shown on the navbar and footer, follow the same structure to add or remove more items.
    navLinks: [{
            name: "HOME",
            url: "/"
        },
        {
            name: "ABOUT",
            url: "/about"
        },
        {
            name: "BLOG",
            url: "/blog"
        },
        {
            name: "PORTFOLIO",
            url: "/portfolio"
        },
        {
            name: "CONTACT",
            url: "/contact"
        }
    ],
    // Same as navbar links, except these are shown on the footer
    footerLinks: [{
        name: "PRIVACY POLICY",
        url: "/privacy-policy"
    }],
    // Your social profile links. The icons of the given social medias are available in the static folder. If you are adding a new item, include the icon in the static/images folder.
    social: [{
            name: "Facebook",
            icon: "/images/Facebook.svg",
            url: "#"
        },
        {
            name: "Twitter",
            icon: "/images/Twitter.svg",
            url: "#"
        },
        {
            name: "Instagram",
            icon: "/images/Instagram.svg",
            url: "#"
        },
        {
            name: "Youtube",
            icon: "/images/Youtube.svg",
            url: "#"
        }
    ],
    contact: {
        /* Leave this completely empty (no space either) if you don't want a contact form. */
        api_url: "./test.json",
        description: `Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed sit amet accumsan arcu. Proin ac consequat arcu.`,
        mail: "hi@akzhy.com",
        phone: "000-000-0000",
        address: "1234 \nLocation \nLocation"
    }
}

Creating new blog posts.

Open the contents/blog folder and create a new folder with the name you wish to see as the URL. Inside the folder create an index.md file and also include any files you wish to add.

The frontmatter should be of the below structure

---
title: Title of your post
date: 2019-06-29 <-- Date should be in the given format
template: blog <-- The template you wish to use. "blog" for blog posts
image: ./image.jpg <-- Image shown on the list pages and also used as open graph image
banner: ./banner.jpg <-- Banner shown in the blog post
description: The description shown in the listing page. Also used for SEO description.
---

If you don’t want the blog section, simply delete everything inside the contents/blog folder. (Do not delete the folder itself)

Creating new portfolio posts.

Open the contents/portfolio folder and create a new folder with the name you wish to see as the URL. Inside the folder create an index.md file and also include any files you wish to add.

The frontmatter should be of the below structure

---
title: Title of your post
date: 2019-06-29 <-- Date should be in the given format
template: blog <-- The template you wish to use. "blog" for blog posts
image: ./image.jpg <-- Image shown on the list pages and also used as open graph image
description: The description shown in the listing page. Also used for SEO description.
---

Portfolio pages support the creation of grids.

To create a grid, follow the below structure

[row]
[col]
**Markdown**
[/col]
[/row]

The columns will have equal width on wide screens, and will expand on smaller screens.

Creating miscellaneous posts

These posts follow the URL structure of http://example.com/miscellaneous-post/. They are useful for creating pages like privacy-policy

The “About” page is created as a miscellaneous post.

Contact Form

The contact form will only appear when you provide a URL to the api_url inside contact.

On form submission, a post request will be sent to the URL given with properties name, email, message. A response is expected in the form

{
    response: "success"
}

If response is “success” a “Message sent” message will be shown, otherwise an error message is shown.

Contributing

Any kind of contributions are welcome. Bump the version and create a PR.

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