An IndieWeb-friendly custom theme for Hugo
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Indigo Theme

Indigo is a lightweight, responsive, typography-first theme for Hugo, marked up with microformats2 for extra IndieWeb goodness, including IndieAuth.

Getting Started

These instructions will get you a copy of the project up and running on your local machine for setup and testing purposes. See deployment for notes on how to deploy the project on a live system.


Some portions of the templates use variable rewriting, introduced in Hugo 0.48, so you'll need to make sure you're running at least this version. You can check what version you're running with

$ hugo version

Follow the upgrade instructions on the Hugo website if necessary.


Follow the theme-installation instructions on the Hugo website; the URL you'll want to use is


There's a sample config.toml file in the root of the indigo theme directory (config.toml.example); copy it to the root of your Hugo site, and rename it to config.toml after you've made a backup of your current config.toml file (if any).

Set up the parameters in the config file, especially those in the social and params.indieWeb section. Social identifiers that you leave out will not be added to the footer of the site.

You can configure the theme to show info about the author; by default, this information is shown; if you'd prefer to leave it out, set ShowBio to false.


You can add a line to your config.toml file to set this theme as the default:

theme = "indigo"

Or, if you use config.yaml:

theme: indigo


Please read for details on the code of conduct, and the process for submitting pull requests.


We use SemVer for versioning. For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.


See also the list of contributors who participated in this project.


This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details


The following open fonts are used in this theme:

Licenses are included in the theme’s static/fonts folder.

Most icons in the social footer are from Font Awesome. Some come directly from the service itself (e.g., and Glitch).