LinkBoard is a landing page creator that you can use to create a page that is similar to LinkTree. You will have a single page with multiple links, directing users to any of your pages. This is great for conveniently sharing your social media or for promoting multiple products and services at once.

Why use LinkBoard

  • Free: Sites like LinkTree are also free but usually come with restrictions that you need to pay for. Meanwhile, LinkBoard is completely free to use.
  • Customizable: Edit your LinkBoard site's designs, links and features to your liking.
  • Minimal: Start off with the essential files of your LinkBoard site and expand from there.



Add this line to your Jekyll site's Gemfile:

gem "LinkBoard"

And add this line to your Jekyll site's _config.yml:

theme: LinkBoard

And then execute:

$ bundle

Or install it yourself as:

$ gem install LinkBoard

Once installed, run bundle exec jekyll serve to view your LinkBoard site.

Editing Your LinkBoard Site

Your LinkBoard site loads data from your and profile.yml and links.yml files.


Your profile.yml file is where you can edit the title of your site as well as the footer text. You can also edit your display name, profile picture, and biography. Lastly, you can edit links to your social media profiles.


links.yml is where you manage your buttons. To add a link, on a new line, start with a - followed by the link_title and link_url like below.

- link_title: Title of the link
  link url:


To set up your environment to develop this theme, run bundle install.

Your theme is setup just like a normal Jekyll site! To test your theme, run bundle exec jekyll serve and open your browser at http://localhost:4000. This starts a Jekyll server using your theme. Add pages, documents, data, etc. like normal to test your theme's contents. As you make modifications to your theme and to your content, your site will regenerate and you should see the changes in the browser after a refresh, just like normal.

When your theme is released, only the files in _layouts, _includes, _sass and assets tracked with Git will be bundled. To add a custom directory to your theme-gem, please edit the regexp in LinkyBoard.gemspec accordingly.


The theme is available as open source under the terms of the MIT License.