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Type

A free and open-source Jekyll Hugo theme. Great for blogs and easy to customize. This theme is a port of the original Type theme made by Rohan Chandra. Noteworthy features of this Hugo theme are the integration of a comment-system powered by Disqus, Google Analytics and localization (l10n) support.

Get the theme

I assume you've Git installed. Inside the folder of your Hugo site run

$ mkdir themes
$ cd themes
$ git clone https://github.com/digitalcraftsman/hugo-type-theme.git

You should see a folder called hugo-type-theme inside the themes directory that we created a few moments ago. For more information read the official setup guide of Hugo.

Setup

In the next step navigate to the exampleSite folder at themes/hugo-type-theme/exampleSite/. Its structure should look similar to this:

exampleSite
├── config.toml
├── content
│   ├── about
│   │   └── index.md
│   └── post
│       ├── creating-a-new-theme.md
│       ├── go-is-for-lovers.md
│       ├── hugo-is-for-lovers.md
│       └── migrate-from-jekyll.md
├── data
│   └── l10n.toml
└── static

In order to get your site running, you need to copy config.toml and data/l10n.toml into the root folders.

The config file

Now, let us take a look into the config.toml. Feel free to play around with the settings.

Comments

The opional comment system is powered by Disqus. Enter your shortname to enable the comment section under your posts.

disqusShortname = ""

Visistor statistics

The same applies to the activation of Google Analytics. Enable it by entering the tracking code for your website.

googleAnalytics = ""

Menu links

You can define menu entries as you like by linking a post or any other site. First, let us link a post that you've written. We can do this in the frontmatter of the post's content file by setting menu to nav. That's it.

+++
menu = "nav"
+++

Localization (l10n)

You don't blog in English and you want to translate the theme into your native locale? No problem. Take a look in the data folder and you'll find a file l10n.toml that we've copied at the beginning. It contains all strings related to the theme. Just replace the original strings with your own.

Linking thumbnails

After creating a new post you can define a thumbnail by entering the relative path to the image in the frontmatter of the post:

+++
featureimage = "img/sample_feature_img.png"
+++

This way you can store them either next to the content file or in the static folder.

About page

If you want to tell your audience who you are create a new file called index.md under content/about. For an example look at exampleSite/content/about/index.md inside the theme folder.

Nearly finished

In order to see your site in action, run Hugo's built-in local server.

$ hugo server

Now enter localhost:1313 in the address bar of your browser.

Contributing

Have you found a bug or got an idea for a new feature? Feel free to use the issue tracker to let me know. Or make directly a pull request.

Please create a separate branch for each pull request

License

This theme is released under the MIT license. For more information read the license.

Acknowledgements

Thanks to