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This is a Gatsby Starter created to make using the gatsby-starter-material-ui-blog-theme Gatsby Theme easy, with an example for quicker set up.

See the Example Site to see the design :).

Use the Starter

🚀 Quick start

  1. Install Gatsby-CLI.

Here's the guide to set up Gatsby

  1. Create Your Blog Dir w/ Gatsby CLI

    Use the Gatsby CLI to create a new site with the starter link

    # create a new Gatsby site using the blog starter
    gatsby new my-new-blog git@github.com:greatgatsbyjsthemes/gatsby-starter-ggt-material-ui-blog.git
  2. Start developing.

    Navigate into your new site’s directory and start it up.

    cd my-new-blog/
    gatsby develop
  3. Open the source code and start editing!

    Your site is now running at http://localhost:8000!

    Note: You'll also see a second link: http://localhost:8000/___graphql. This is a tool you can use to experiment with querying your data. Learn more about using this tool in the Gatsby tutorial.

Gatsby Themes are passed as a plugin, and we can use theme options within our gatsby-config.js file to override options. Configure your theme by passing in the siteMetadata options you want :)

// gatsby-config.js
module.exports = {
  plugins: [
      resolve: '@greatgatsbyjs/gatsby-theme-ggt-material-ui-blog',
      options: {
        siteMetadata: {
          author: `@kalebmckelvey`, // author for each post in the rss feed
          avatarImgSrc: 'http://i.pravatar.cc/60', // the 60x60 avatar image for the homepage bio
          bioLineOne: 'Material UI Gatsby Theme', // the first line of the bio card on the home page
          bioLineTwo: 'Performant and easy!', // the second line of the bio card on the home page
          copyright: 'KMK Studios LLC', // the text shown on the bottom left of the footer
          description: 'test', // description of your site for your rss feed
          gATrackingID: 'GA-xxxxx', // google analytics tracking id
          icon: '/static/logo-256.png', // the icon used for your fav and manifest icon. 512px would be best
          manifest: {
            backgroundColor: '#e0e0e0',
              shortName: 'GGT Material UI Blog', // The shortname used in the manifest for offline capabilities
              themeColor: '#0D47A1'
          pathPrefix: '/', // if you want to prefix your site with /blog or other options, do so here.
          postCardReadBtnText: 'Read More', // the text on each post preview button on the home page.
          postDateFormat: 'MMMM Do, YYYY', // the date format below each post
          postDefaultCategoryID: 'random', // default category id for each post
          rssUrl: '/rss.xml', // the rss feed url
          seoKeywords: ['seo word1', 'seo word2'], // keywords for your site passed to the SEO component
          sitemapUrl: '/sitemap.xml', // url of your sitemap - recommend leaving it default
          siteUrl: 'http://localhost:8000', // the url of your site
          tagline: 'High quality - simple set up!', // the tag line for the title of your blog,
          theme: {
            // these colors are passed to the material-ui plugin to create material themes. Use this pallete to decide: https://material-ui.com/style/color/.
            // The recommendation is to pick a 400 level color as primary, and an a700 color as secondary.
            primary: '#3f51b5',
            secondary: '#00796b'
          title: `Great Gatsby JS Themes` // the title on the blog

Now you will get all the functionality in your blog with a gatsby-config.js file and a content/blog directory.

Your example project will look like this:


Open the source code and start editing!

To write a new blog, simply create a new md or mdx file in the content/blog directory and you should see it on your home page!

Add Your Profile Image

To add a new profile image to the index page, you can either link directly to a file you have hosted somewhere by using the avatarSrcImage field within the gatsby-config site metadata, or follow the steps below to add one to the starter.

  1. Create a static folder at the root of the starter
  2. Add your image, for example I added profile-image.png
  3. Edit gatsby-config to use that image by using the exact same file name with extension to the siteMetadata field
  4. Restart your dev server andsee your image :)

Override Components / Files (Component Shadowing)

To override a theme component, you will need to add src/@greatgatsbyjs/gatsby-theme-ggt-material-ui-blog/<dir> with the name of the file you want to override.

For example, if you would like to override the default Bio component:

// src/@greatgatsbyjs/gatsby-theme-ggt-material-ui-blog/Bio/index.js
import React from 'react'

const Bio = (props) => (
  <div>hello all from my new blog!</div>

export default Bio

The bio component should then render instead of the default one!

Contact Kaleb

If you're downloading the theme and having any issues, please let me know via a github issue or through Twitter: @KalebMcKelvey

Thank you for using and would love to hear how I can make it better for you!


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