Gatsby SFiction Blog

A blog starter with advanced features for Gatsby. Built on Gatsby-Advanced-Starter


This project aims to provide a minimal for building GatsbyJS powered blogs.

It doesn't define any UI limitations in any way, and only gives you the basic components for SEO/Social Media/etc.

You are free to use any UI framework/styling options available to you.

NOTE: This project is a stripped down version of Gatsby Material Starter, but will evolve separately.

How can I use this?

If you are a newcomer to Gatsby who's interested in the implementations of most needed features, this is a great place to start.

If you are interested in a foundation for bulding ultra-fast websites, you can use this project as a "minimal" starter.

Demo website.


  • Blazing fast loading times thanks to prerendered HTML and automatic chunk loading of JS files
  • Separate components for everything
  • High configurability:
    • User information
    • User social profiles
    • Copyright information
    • More!
  • Author segment
    • Name
    • Location
    • Description
    • Links
    • Follow Me button
  • Posts in Markdown
    • Code syntax highlighting
    • Embded YouTube videos
    • Embded Tweets
  • Tags
    • Seprate page for posts under each tag
  • Categories
    • Separate page for posts under each category
  • Disqus support
    • Notifictions about new disqus comments
  • Google Analytics support
  • NPM scripts for GitHub Pages deployment
  • Social features
    • Twitter tweet button
    • Facebook share/share count
    • Reddit share/share count
    • Google+ share button
    • LinkedIn share button
    • Telegram share button
  • SEO
    • Sitemap generation
    • robots.txt
    • General description tags
    • JSONLD (Google Rich Snippets)
    • OpenGraph Tags (Facebook/Google+/Pinterest)
    • Twitter Tags (Twitter Cards)
  • RSS feeds
  • Loading progress for slow networks
  • Offline support
  • Web App Manifest support

Getting Started

Install this starter (assuming Gatsby is installed) by running from your CLI:

gatsby new YourProjectName
npm run serve

Or you can fork the project, make your changes there and merge new features when needed.


git clone YourProjectName # Clone the project
cd YourProjectname
rm -rf .git # So you can have your own changes stored in VCS.
npm install # or yarn
npm run serve


Edit the export object in data/SiteConfig:

module.exports = {
 blogPostDir: 'sample-posts', // The name of directory that contains your posts.
 siteTitle: 'Gatsby Advanced Starter', // Site title.
 siteTitleAlt: 'GatsbyJS Advanced Starter', // Alternative site title for SEO.
 siteLogo: '/logos/logo-1024.png', // Logo used for SEO and manifest.
 siteUrl: '', // Domain of your website without pathPrefix.
 pathPrefix: '/gatsby-advanced-starter', // Prefixes all links. For cases when deployed to
 siteDescription: 'A blog starter skeleton with advanced features for for GatsbyJS', // Website description used for RSS feeds/meta description tag.
 siteRss: '/rss.xml', // Path to the RSS file.
 siteFBAppID: '1825356251115265', // FB Application ID for using app insights
 disqusShortname: 'https-vagr9k-github-io-gatsby-advanced-starter', // Disqus shortname.
 postDefaultCategoryID: 'Tech', // Default category for posts.
 userName: 'Advanced User', // Username to display in the author segment.
 userTwitter: '', // Optionally renders "Follow Me" in the UserInfo segment.
 userLocation: 'North Pole, Earth', // User location to display in the author segment.
 userAvatar: '', // User avatar to display in the author segment.
 userDescription: "Yeah, I like animals better than people sometimes... Especially dogs. Dogs are the best. Every time you come home, they act like they haven't seen you in a year. And the good thing about dogs... is they got different dogs for different people.", // User description to display in the author segment.
 // Links to social profiles/projects you want to display in the author segment/navigation bar.
 userLinks: [
     label: 'GitHub',
     url: '',
     iconClassName: 'fa fa-github',
     label: 'Twitter',
     url: '',
     iconClassName: 'fa fa-twitter',
     label: 'Email',
     url: 'mailto:[email protected]',
     iconClassName: 'fa fa-envelope',
 copyright: 'Copyright © 2017. Advanced User', // Copyright string for the footer of the website and RSS feed.


You can also optionally set pathPrefix:

module.exports = {
 // Note: it must *not* have a trailing slash.
      pathPrefix: '/gatsby-advanced-starter', // Prefixes all links. For cases when deployed to

WARNING: Make sure to edit static/robots.txt to include your domain for the sitemap!