A diligent and noble steward for building Jekyll sites.

The Jekyll Butler.

Meet Poole

Poole is the butler for Jekyll, the static site generator. It's designed and developed by @mdo to provide a clear and concise foundational setup for any Jekyll site. It does so by furnishing a full vanilla Jekyll install with example templates, pages, posts, and styles.

Learn more on GitHub Demo

Made with Poole

Use Poole as-is or in conjunction with one of the official themes.


A brazen two-column theme that pairs a prominent sidebar with uncomplicated content.

Demo GitHub


An unassuming theme that places content first by tucking away navigation in a drawer.

Demo GitHub

Strange Cases

The Strange Case of Dr. Jeykll and Mr. Hyde tells the story of a lawyer investigating the connection of two persons, Dr. Henry Jekyll and Mr. Edward Hyde. Chief among the novel's supporting cast is a man by the name of Mr. Poole, Dr. Jekyll's loyal butler.

Poole and its themes are licensed MIT.

© 2014 Mark Otto.