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Candelas is the next generation of the hexo default theme Landscape. The goal of this project is to add more features and customization to the Landscape theme.

Candelas demo site can be found here, which is built up with Hexo Theme Unit Test as the source.

the mockup of Candelas


  • add random banner
  • add post toc widget
  • add like post widget
  • add support for category page
  • add copyright statement for each post
  • add support for gitalk
  • add profile widget
  • new page layout
  • new tag cloud widget
  • other UI enhancements


If you're using Hexo 5.0 or later, the simplest way to install is through npm:

$ cd hexo-site
$ npm install hexo-theme-candelas

Or you can clone the entire repository:

$ cd hexo-site
$ git clone themes/candelas

After the installation, open Hexo config file _config.yml and set the theme variable to candelas.

theme: candelas


If your Candelas is installed by npm, you can use the following command to upgrade:

$ npm install hexo-theme-candelas@latest

Or If you're using Candelas by cloning the entire repository, you can do the following step to get the latest version:

$ cd hexo-site/themes/candelas
$ git pull -r


If you're using Hexo 5.0 or later, the recommended way is to create a configuration file _config.candelas.yml for the Candelas theme under the root of the hexo blog.

Or you can modify the default configuration file _config.yml under the themes/candelas folder directly.

Random banner

The Candelas theme can display a random banner on the home page. You only need to provide the URL you want to show as follows:

  - ''
  - ''
  - ''

Like post widget

The like post widget is used to give the blog post a like. It uses fingerprint.js to generate a unique id for each reader, and the data is stored on the github gist. The count of like can only be increased.

If you want to enable the like post widget, you should set the enabled field as true. To use the github gist api to store the data, you will need to create a personal access token firstly. Be sure to check the gist(create a gists) check box and do not check the check boxes for other permissions. The github official link may give you a hand.

Due to the security risk, pushing the code with the personal access token to github is not allowed. Here I used a fool-style workaround to avoid this problem, encoding the token as base64 string and decoding the string in the code.

For example, the personal access token generated by github is xxxx, then using F12 to open the console and input window.btoa('xxxx'), then you get the base64 string 'eHh4eA==', so you should configure like post widget as follows:

  enabled: true
  gistBase64Token: 'eHh4eA=='

Profile widget

The profile widget is used to display a personal profile.

If you would like to enable the RSS, the hexo-generator-feed plugin is also required.

The configuration looks like the following:

  enableBalloon: true
  metto: 'Talk is cheap. Show me the code.'
  source: 'Linus Torvalds'
  name: 'DukeLuo'
  location: 'Wuhan'
  github: DukeLuo             # the username of GitHub
  stackoverflow: 12814009     # the user ID of Stack Overflow
  rss: /atom.xml


Gitalk is a comment component based on github issue. You can follow the gitalk official tour guide to set up the gitalk.

Gitalk is disabled in Candelas by default, if you want to use the gitalk, you should set the enabled field as true, and the configuration looks like the following:

  enabled: true
  owner: 'DukeLuo'                 # the owner of the repo stored the comment
  repo: ''        # the name of the repo stored the comment
  admin: 'DukeLuo'                 # the user who has the permission to initialize github issues
  clientID: 'xxxx'                 # the client id generated by github
  clientSecret: 'xxxx'             # the client secret generated by github
  labels: ['Gitalk', 'Candelas']   # the label for the relative issue

Category page

  1. use hexo new page categories to create a categories page.
  2. modify the content of the generated file under the source/categories as the following:
title: categories
layout: categories