This Grav theme is a port of the the awesome single page Tessellate theme, originally designed by Html5Up company.


Installing this theme can be done in one of two ways. The GPM (Grav Package Manager) installation method enables you to quickly and easily install the theme with a simple terminal command, while the manual method enables you to do so via a zip file.

GPM Installation (Preferred)

The simplest way to install this theme is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM) through your system's Terminal (also called the command line). From the root of your Grav install type:

bin/gpm install tessellate

This will install this theme into your /user/themes directory within Grav. Its files can be found under /your/site/grav/user/themes/tessellate.

Manual Installation

To install this theme, just download the zip version of this repository and unzip it under /your/site/grav/user/themes. Then, rename the folder to tessellate. You can find these files either via

You should now have all the theme files under



As development for this theme continues, new versions may become available that add additional features and functionality, improve compatibility with newer Grav releases, and generally provide a better user experience. Updating this theme is easy, and can be done through Grav's GPM system, as well as manually.

GPM Update (Preferred)

The simplest way to update this theme is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM). You can do this with this by navigating to the root directory of your Grav install using your system's Terminal (also called command line) and typing the following:

bin/gpm update tessellate

This command will check your Grav install to see if this theme is due for an update. If a newer release is found, you will be asked whether or not you wish to update. To continue, type y and hit enter. The theme will automatically update and clear Grav's cache.

Manual Update

Manually updating this theme is pretty simple. Here is what you will need to do to get this done:

  • Delete the your/site/user/themes/tessellate directory.
  • Download the new version of the this theme from either via
  • Unzip the zip file in your/site/user/themes and rename the resulting folder to tessellate.
  • Clear the Grav cache. The simplest way to do this is by going to the root Grav directory in terminal and typing bin/grav clear-cache.

Note: Any changes you have made to any of the files listed under this directory will also be removed and replaced by the new set. Any files located elsewhere (for example a YAML settings file placed in user/config/themes) will remain intact.


If you want to set this theme as the default theme, you can do so by following these steps:

  • Navigate to /your/site/grav/user/config.
  • Open the system.yaml file.
  • Change the theme: setting to theme: tessellate.
  • Save your changes.
  • Clear the Grav cache. The simplest way to do this is by going to the root Grav directory in Terminal and typing bin/grav clear-cache.

Once this is done, you should be able to see the new theme on the frontend. Keep in mind any customizations made to the previous theme will not be reflected as all of the theme and templating information is now being pulled from the tessellate folder.

Demo Contents

You can find the folder _demo inside theme directory, where you can find the example contents for your site. If the theme is one-page layout copy all files inside _demo/pages into your home page folder. For the other folders follow the same name.

Header image

You can easily change the header image, replacing the header image in the 01.home/_header folder, with your favorite one.

Please notice that the new image must be also called header.jpg.