Hallo is a single-page Hugo theme for personal introductions. Add a portrait, an introduction, several links, and you're set.
1. Install the theme
If your site is also under version control using git, the easiest way to install this theme is to add it as a submodule. If you have not created a git repo for your project yet, you need to run
git init beforehand. Inside the folder of your Hugo site, run the following command.
git submodule add https://github.com/EmielH/hallo-hugo.git themes/hallo
Alternatively, you can clone the theme into your project.
git clone https://github.com/EmielH/hallo-hugo.git themes/hallo
2. Configure Hugo
Add the following line to
config.toml to tell Hugo to use the theme.
theme = "hallo"
Alternatively, you can tell Hugo to use the theme with the
hugo server -t hallo
Update the theme
If you have installed the theme as a git submodule, you can update the theme by issuing the following command inside your project folder.
git submodule update --remote --rebase
If you have cloned the theme, you can run
git pull inside the theme folder.
Put your own portrait in
/static/images/portrait.jpg of your own site and Hugo wil automatically use that portraid instead of the standard one. It's not necessary to alter the theme.
Put your own introduction text in
/layouts/partials/introduction.html of your own site and Hugo wil automatically use that introduction instead of the standard one. It's not necessary to alter the theme.
Hallo will use the name of the author that has been configured in the
Author section of your site's
config.toml. Add the lines below to your
config.toml to configure the name.
[Author] name = "Emiel"
You can put your own links below the introduction text, for example to link to your social media accounts or to include your e-mail address. These links use icons from FontAwesome. The links can be configured in the
params section of your site's
config.toml. This is an example configuration for a link to Github:
[params] [[params.links]] icon = "github" title = "Github" url = "https://github.com/"
Hallo by default allows you to choose an icon from the brands set. Put the name of the icon in the
icon parameter. This set is the default set because these links will mostly be used for links to social media.
It is possible to use an icon from the solid set. To do this, specify the icon set, like this:
[[params.links]] iconset = "fas" icon = "envelope" title = "E-mail" url = "mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"
Hallo supports using other languages than English. Language files for the texts Hallo uses are provided in the
i18n directory. The default language is English. To switch languages, add the key
defaultContentLanguage to your
config.toml file. For example:
defaultContentLanguage = "nl"
To translate texts your site uses, add an
i18n folder to your site.
Feel free to submit pull requests for other translations of Hallo's texts.
You can alter the colours of your website using configuration options. Add the following to the
[params] section of your
config.toml for an alternate colour scheme:
[params.colors] background = "#81c6ff" foreground = "#edf7ff" hover = "#ffba82"
background: Used as background colour of the site.
foreground: Used for text and the border of the portrait.
hover: Used for hover of links.
Warning: When using Hugo Basic, you need to perform additional steps to make custom colors work.
If you get the following error message while building your site, you're using Hugo Basic:
error: failed to transform resource: TOCSS: failed to transform "style.hallo.scss" (text/x-scss): this feature is not available in your current Hugo version
The SCSS needs to be transpiled for your custom colours, which is something Hugo Basic cannot do. For the standard colours, the transpiled SCSS comes with the theme.
If you're stuck with Hugo Basic, e.g. because your Hugo site is generated on a server that only has Hugo Basic installed, you can get custom colours to work by performing the following steps.
- Install Hugo Extended on your local machine.
- Generate your site locally by running
hugoon your local machine.
- Commit the generated
resourcesfolder to the root folder of your site. This folder can be found inside the
publicfolder after running
Hugo Basic will then use this
resourcesfolder to find the transpiled SCSS.
Stock portrait photo obtained here.