Zola ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Bear Blog

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🧸 A Zola-theme based on Bear Blog.

Free, no-nonsense, super-fast blogging.


For a current & working demo of this theme, please check out https://zola-bearblog.netlify.app/ 🎯.



When the user's browser is running »dark mode«, the dark color scheme will be used automatically. The default is the light/white color scheme. Check out the style.html-file for the implementation.


If you already have a Zola site on your machine, you can simply add this theme via

git submodule add https://codeberg.org/alanpearce/zola-bearblog themes/zola-bearblog

Then, adjust the config.toml as detailed below.

For more information, read the official setup guide of Zola.

Alternatively, you can quickly deploy a copy of the theme site to Netlify using this button:

Deploy to Netlify

(Note that this method makes it harder to keep up-to-date with theme updates, which might be necessary for newer versions of Zola.)

Adjust configuration / config.toml

Please check out the included config.toml

Content & structure

Create an array in extra with a key of main_menu. url is passed to get_url

name = "Bear"
url = "@/bear.md"

name = "Zola"
url = "@/zola.md"

name = "Blog"
url = "@/blog/_index.md"

Adding / editing content


The contents of the index-page may be changed by editing your content/_index.md-file.

Adding your branding / colors / css

Add a custom_head.html-file to your templates/-directory. In there you may add a <style>-tag, or you may add a <link>-tag referencing your own custom.css (in case you prefer to have a separate .css-file). Check out the style.html-file to find out which CSS-styles are applied by default.

Issues / Feedback / Contributing

Please use Codeberg issues and Pull Requests.

Special Thanks 🎁

A special thank you goes out to Herman, for creating the original ʕ•ᴥ•ʔ Bear Blog and Jan Raasch for creating the hugo port of the Bear Blog theme.


MIT License © Alan Pearce