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kitab theme

The kitab Theme is a simple theme meant for publishing books.


Click here for a live demo.


Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:

$ cd themes
$ git clone

For more information read the official setup guide of Hugo.

Getting started

After installing the kitab Theme successfully, modify the config.toml as you wish.

The config file

You'll find a file called config.toml. Copy the config.tomlto the root folder of your Hugo site and customize it per your need.

Adding books

  • Create a folder inside the content folder for each book
  • Add inside the folder for book with meta data such as book title, author, book cover image, and date.
  • Create a new file for each chapter of the book.

Book Cover Images

The book cover image can be specified in the of the section folder. If the book cover image is big in size, a copy that is reduced in size can be specified as a thumbnail. See the in exampleSite for example.


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