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The homepage of this Travelify theme is at

Some of the important features of Hugo-Travelify-Theme are:

  • Automatic slider generation with banner images

  • Subscribe via Email through Mailchimp integration (You have to sign up and generate the HTML code)

  • Multiple author support (Included in the taxonomy)

  • i10n data

  • Disqus integration

  • logo (with option to switch on or off the title)

  • Social media sharing options

  • Google Analytics

Here are some screenshots of the theme:

Get the theme

If you have git installed, you can do the following at the command-line-interface within the Hugo directory:

$ cd themes
$ git clone

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


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

|   config.toml
|   |
|   |
|   \---post
|       l10n.toml
    |   new-york-featured.jpg

To get your site running, copy the entire contents of the example site using cp -r themes/hugo-travelify-theme/exampleSite/* . into the root folder. (Please refer to for installing a Hugo theme.)

The config file

Now, let us take a look at config.toml. Let's take a look at some of the settings.

1. Automatic or Manual slider

Using the parameters in the config, the slider can be switched on and off at will and the number of banner images on the carousel can be customized.

enable = true
manual = false
num_features = 4 # The slider picks up the banner images from the N most recent posts, where num_features is N.

The slider can be made manual = true and in each of the posts you want highlighted on the slider, include slider = true in the frontmatter. Another way to add a slideshow to the slider is by creating YAML files in the data/slider folder. Check the exampleSite for example.

Tip - For best results in the slider, use 1018x460 resolution for the banner images.

2. Google Analytics

GoogleAnalytics = ""


The comment system is an optional feature powered by Disqus. Enter your shortname to enable the comments section under your posts.

disqusShortname = ""

Tip - You can disable the comments section for a single page in its frontmatter:

disable_comments = true

4. Menu & Nested Menus

The entries in the items menu can be customized. 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 main.

menu = "main"

Further, we can add entries that don't link to posts. Back in the config.toml you'll find a section for the menus:

    name  = "Contact"
    url   = "/contact/"
    weight = 20

Define a label and enter the URL of the resource you want to link. With before you can decide whether the link should appear before or after all linked posts in the menu. Therefore, Home appears before the linked post.

For nested menus, you can use the following format:

    name  = "Contact2"
    url   = "/contact/"
    parent = "Contact"

    name  = "Contact21"
    url   = "/contact/"
    parent = "Contact2"
    weight = 20

    name  = "Contact22"
    url   = "/contact/"
    parent = "Contact2"
    weight = 10

    name  = "Contact3"
    url   = "/contact/"
    parent = "Contact"

5. Sidebars

To use the full width of the website you can disable the profile on the left and / or the widgets on the right for a single page in the frontmatter:

disable_profile = true
disable_widgets = true

6. Tell me who you are

This theme also provides a profile section. Add your social network accounts to the profile section by entering your user name under social. The links to your accounts will be created automatically.

7. Widgets

You can add widgets to the right sidebar. The following widgets are available:

  • recent articles
  • Multiple author support
  • category list
  • tag list
  • tag cloud
  • Duckduckgo search enabled on your website

You can deactivate them under params.widgets:

# Enable and disable widgets for the right sidebar
    recent_articles = true
    categories = true
    tags = true
    tag_cloud = true
    archives = false # This feature is yet to be implemented because of limitations in Hugo's way of working.
    search = true
	author = true
	mailchimp = true
	mailchimpform = "//mailchimp/url/goes/here"
    # grab the mailchimpform value by following instructions here -
    # Copy the URL in the action parameter inside the form
    # <div id="mc_embed_signup"><form action=";id=49a3dd3745" method="post"

8. Date line

The date line includes: post date, categories, comments and sharing links. However, if you want certain pages to omit the date line, simply put nodateline = true in the front matter for that page.

9. Disable previous/next article links and remove tags

To disable the inclusion of a previous/next article link at the bottom of the page, add noprevnext = true to frontmatter. This feature, along with nodateline = true, can be used to create standalone pages that are less "blog-like".

10. Translation (l10n)

You don't blog in English and you want to translate the theme into your own language? No problem. Inside the exampleSite/data folder you'll find a file l10n.toml. It contains all the strings related to the theme. Just replace the original strings with your own.

11. Linking thumbnails

After creating a new post you can define a banner by entering the relative path to the image.

banner = "banners/placeholder.png"

This way you can store the images either in the same folder as your post or in the static folder.

Tip - For best results in the slider, use 1018x460 resolution for the banner images.

12. Social media sharing

You can enable to disable social media sharing buttons selectively using the following options:

    enable = true
    facebook = true
    twitter = true
    googleplus = true
    linkedin = true

13. Permalink Slugs

You can customize the slugs to look like this

e.g. in the [permalinks] section, categories can be set up in these different ways:

categories = "/category/:slug/"
categories = "/categories/:slug/"

Thanks to @sandipb with the PR -

Nearly finished

To preview your site, run Hugo's built-in local server.

$ hugo server

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

Contributing to the theme

Found a bug or have an idea for a new feature? Feel free to use the issue tracker to let me know. Or make a pull request.


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


Thanks to


Port of Aigars Silkalns's Wordpress theme Travelify to Hugo. Demo -





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