Light Speed

An insanely fast and performance-based Zola theme, ported from Light Speed Jekyll.

Some fun facts about the theme:




First download this theme to your themes directory:

$ cd themes
$ git clone

and then enable it in your config.toml:

theme = "lightspeed"

Posts should be placed directly in the content folder.

To sort the post index by date, enable sort in your index section content/

sort_by = "date"



Set a title and description in the config to appear in the site header:

title = "Different strokes"
description = "for different folks"


Styles are compiled from sass and imported inline to the header :zap:

You can overide the styles by enabling sass compilation in the config:

compile_sass = true

...and placing a replacement style.scss file in your sass folder.

Set a field in extra with a key of footer_links:


footer_links = [
    {url = "$BASE_URL/about", name = "About"},
    {url = "$BASE_URL/rss.xml", name = "RSS"},
    {url = "", name = "Google"},

If you put $BASE_URL in a url, it will automatically be replaced by the actual site URL.

Create pages such as $BASE_URL/about by placing them in a subfolder of the content directory, and specifying the path in the frontmatter:

path = "about"


To add author name to the head meta-data, set an author field in extra:


author = "Grant Green"


Deployed on netlify? Add a link in the footer by setting netlify in extra as true.


netlify = true


This template is based on the Jekyll template Light Speed Jekyll by Bradley Taunt:


Open sourced under the MIT license.

This project is open source except for example articles found in content.