Welcome to Vela

First things first

I am happy that you decided to try the Vela theme. Vela is all about your content, clear structure and fast loading time. The theme comes with a touch enabled app-like menu (try it on your smartphone) and aims to provide good reading experience on all screen sizes by using fluid-typography.

Having troubles to get started or found a bug? Do not hesitate to open an issue. Like this theme? Leave a star on GitHub or just tell your friends.


Do you need to write math? With GRAV you can combine Markdown and LaTeX with ease.

\[ e^{i\pi} +1 = 0 \]

To write LaTeX formulas like above you should install the MathJax Plugin.


There is very little to no configuration needed to get started with your content. However, some options can be set in the Theme Configuration:

If you like to have your notices styled like this one, simply disable the "Build-in CSS" in the configuration of the Markdown-notices plugin (Disable "Use built in CSS" in Plugins > Markown-Notices via admin). You can change the words "Tip, Note, ..." in the Vela theme configuration (Themes > Vela > Markdown Notices Settings)

Basic Settings
Markdown Notices Settings
Responsive settings


Table of Contents

Beside a default template Vela comes with an additional template to easily generate a decimal structured table of contents.

Just write Markdown like this, to generate a decimal structure.

1. First part
    1. Subpart of first part
    1. Some other section
        1. Dive into this topic
        1. And stay at this level
    1. Limits and other things
    1. Applications in Science
1. Second part
    1. ...

which renders like:

1. First part
    1.1 Subpart of first part
    1.2 Some other section
        1.2.1 Dive into this topic
        1.2.2 And stay at this level
    1.3 Limits and other things
    1.4 Applications in Science
2. Second part

Note: Actually you dont even need this template. To generate the TOC without the template, you may simply enable Markdown-Extra and wrap the above Markdown in a

<div class="toc-page" markdown="1">