Bart Stefanski
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🛀 How to use custom theme in Vim


There are numerous methods for installing a custom theme in your VIM setup, but the easiest I've found is through VimPlug. Here are the steps I followed to accomplish this:

  1. Install vim-plug

This can be easily done by executing the following command:

curl -fLo ~/.vim/autoload/plug.vim --create-dirs \
  1. Next, add vim-plug to your vim configuration, which is located in the ~/.vimrc file (don't worry if it's empty).

You can copy and paste the following configuration file, replacing olivercederborg/poimandres with the theme of your choice:

call plug#begin()

Plug 'olivercederborg/poimandres.nvim'

call plug#end()
  1. Reload your terminal.

  2. Open vim, press esc, and type :PlugInstall. Now you're all set