The About section should give the viewer a brief idea about yourself. In this post, we are going to configure the About section of your website.

At first, create about.yaml file in the data/en/sections directory of your site. Then, follow the following instructions.

Add Section information

section:
  name: About # Title of section (default: "")
  id: about # url id/slug of section *Required*
  enable: true # Boolean to determine if this section is enabled (default: false)
  weight: 1 # Order to display section in (default: alphabetical followed by weight)
  showOnNavbar: true # Boolean to determine if a link should be shown for this section on the navbar
  template: sections/about.html # allows you to point to a specific template.

Template setting

It is possible to overwrite which partial this section is grabbed from using the template property. The new template should be saved in your layout/partials directory.

Add Your Work Information

Let’s add some information about your current job. Add the following section in your about.yaml file,

# your designation
designation: Software Engineer
# your company information
company:
  name: Example Co.
  url: "https://www.example.com"

Add a Summary About Yourself

Now, let’s add a summary of what you do. The purpose of this section is to give the viewer an idea about your professional expertise at a glance. Add the following section in your about.yaml file,

# a summary about you
summary: 'I am a passionate software engineer with x years of working experience. I built OSS tools for [Kubernetes](https://kubernetes.io/) using GO. My tools help people to deploy their workloads in Kubernetes. Sometimes, I work on some fun projects such as writing a theme, etc.'

Try to make it as brief as possible. Don’t make it too wordy. We have other sections that give more insight into your expertise.

You can use markdown syntax in the summary field.

Now, we are going to add some links to your various profiles such as LinkedIn, Twitter, Github etc. Add the following socialLinks section in your about.yaml file,

# your social links
# give as many as you want. use font-awesome for the icons.
socialLinks:
- name: Email
  icon: "fas fa-envelope"
  url: "example@gmail.com"

- name: Github
  icon: "fab fa-github"
  url: "https://www.github.com/example"

- name: Stackoverflow
  icon: "fab fa-stack-overflow"
  url: "#"

- name: LinkedIn
  icon: "fab fa-linkedin"
  url: "#"

- name: Twitter
  icon: "fab fa-twitter"
  url: "#"

- name: Facebook
  icon: "fab fa-facebook"
  url: "#"

You can use any Font Awesome free icons in the icon field.

Add a Resume

Now, let’s add your resume. Put the resume pdf file in any folder under static directory. Then, add the following section in your about.yaml file,

# your resume. this file path should be relative to you "static" directory
resume: "files/resume.pdf"

Add badges

Now, let’s add your badges and strength indicator on various soft skills such as leadership, communication, teamwork, etc. Add the following section in your about.yaml file,

# Show your badges
# You can show your verifiable certificates from https://www.credly.com.
# You can also show a circular bar indicating the level of expertise on a certain skill
badges:
- type: certification
  name: Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist
  url: "https://www.credly.com/org/the-linux-foundation/badge/exam-developer-certified-kubernetes-security-specialist"
  badge: "https://images.credly.com/size/680x680/images/f4bf92ed-8985-40b2-bc07-2f9308780854/kubernetes-security-specialist-logo-examdev.png"

- type: certification
  name: Istio and IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
  url: "https://www.credly.com/org/the-linux-foundation/badge/exam-developer-certified-kubernetes-security-specialist"
  badge: "https://images.credly.com/size/680x680/images/8d34d489-84bf-4861-a4a0-9e9d68318c5c/Beyond_basics_of_Istio_on_Cloud_v2.png"

- type: certification
  name: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  url: "https://www.credly.com/org/grupo-bancolombia/badge/artificial-intelligence-and-machine-learning"
  badge: "https://images.credly.com/size/680x680/images/e027514f-9d07-4b29-862f-fe21a8aaebf1/ae.png"

- type: soft-skill-indicator
  name: Leadership
  percentage: 85
  color: blue

- type: soft-skill-indicator
  name: Team Work
  percentage: 90
  color: yellow

- type: soft-skill-indicator
  name: Hard Working
  percentage: 85
  color: orange

Currently, the skill percentage should be between 50 and 100 and should be divisible by 5. The following colors are available for skills percentage indicator,

  • blue
  • yellow
  • pink
  • green

The following image shows how the contents of about.yaml are mapped into the About section. (The configuration portion of the image is outdated and softSkills section has been replaced with badges)

Example about.yaml File

Here, is the about.yaml file that has been used to create the About section of this site.

# your designation
designation: Software Engineer
# your company information
company:
  name: Example Co.
  url: "https://www.example.com"

# your resume. this file path should be relative to you "static" directory
resume: "files/resume.pdf"

# a summary about you
summary: 'I am a passionate software engineer with x years of working experience. I built OSS tools for [Kubernetes](https://kubernetes.io/) using GO. My tools help people to deploy their workloads in Kubernetes. Sometimes, I work on some fun projects such as writing a theme, etc.'

# your social links
# give as many as you want. use font-awesome for the icons.
socialLinks:
- name: Email
  icon: "fas fa-envelope"
  url: "example@gmail.com"

- name: Github
  icon: "fab fa-github"
  url: "https://www.github.com/example"

- name: Stackoverflow
  icon: "fab fa-stack-overflow"
  url: "#"

- name: LinkedIn
  icon: "fab fa-linkedin"
  url: "#"

- name: Twitter
  icon: "fab fa-twitter"
  url: "#"

- name: Facebook
  icon: "fab fa-facebook"
  url: "#"

# Show your badges
# You can show your verifiable certificates from https://www.credly.com.
# You can also show a circular bar indicating the level of expertise on a certain skill
badges:
- type: certification
  name: Certified Kubernetes Security Specialist
  url: "https://www.credly.com/org/the-linux-foundation/badge/exam-developer-certified-kubernetes-security-specialist"
  badge: "https://images.credly.com/size/680x680/images/f4bf92ed-8985-40b2-bc07-2f9308780854/kubernetes-security-specialist-logo-examdev.png"

- type: certification
  name: Istio and IBM Cloud Kubernetes Service
  url: "https://www.credly.com/org/the-linux-foundation/badge/exam-developer-certified-kubernetes-security-specialist"
  badge: "https://images.credly.com/size/680x680/images/8d34d489-84bf-4861-a4a0-9e9d68318c5c/Beyond_basics_of_Istio_on_Cloud_v2.png"

- type: certification
  name: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  url: "https://www.credly.com/org/grupo-bancolombia/badge/artificial-intelligence-and-machine-learning"
  badge: "https://images.credly.com/size/680x680/images/e027514f-9d07-4b29-862f-fe21a8aaebf1/ae.png"

- type: soft-skill-indicator
  name: Leadership
  percentage: 85
  color: blue

- type: soft-skill-indicator
  name: Team Work
  percentage: 90
  color: yellow

- type: soft-skill-indicator
  name: Hard Working
  percentage: 85
  color: orange