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Split is a single page, centrally-divided layout for a professional online presense with a big image or video left with alongside content. It is a port of Split by One Page Love.

This Hugo theme features an image or video visual section as well as a content section for your name, tagline, bio, and links.

Hugo Split Theme screenshot


Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:

$ cd themes
$ git clone https://github.com/escalate/hugo-split-theme.git

For more information read the official setup guide of Hugo.

Getting started

After installing the Split theme successfully it requires a just a few more steps to get your site finally running.

The config file

Take a look inside the exampleSite folder of this theme. You'll find a file called config.toml. To use it, copy the config.toml in the root folder of your Hugo site. Feel free to customize this theme as you like.

Add content


Add a file named _index.md inside content directory to create your homepage. Use TOML configuration elements to set title and tagline of your page. Simple write your content in markdown style.

$ hugo new content/_index.md
title = "Jenny Jones"
tagline = "Designer. Stylist. Nomad."

Donec at libero id lectus porta dapibus eu in nibh. Cras id mauris sapien. Fusce viverra [luctus urna]({{< ref "luctus-urna.md" >}}) ac rutrum. Duis semper elit eu mi facilisis eleifend. Donec semper, [ipsum in]({{< ref "ipsum-in.md" >}}) malesuada congue, [purus sem]({{< ref "purus-sem.md" >}}) ullamcorper massa, sit amet lacinia nibh enim sed massa.

Additional pages

You can create additional pages as usual inside content directory.

$ hugo new content/luctus-urna.md
title = "luctus urna"

Aenean posuere, tortor sed cursus feugiat, nunc augue blandit nunc, eu sollicitudin urna dolor sagittis lacus. Donec elit libero, sodales nec, volutpat a, suscipit non, turpis. Nullam sagittis. Suspendisse pulvinar, augue ac venenatis condimentum, sem libero volutpat nibh, nec pellentesque velit pede quis nunc.

Use an image

Set enable to true. Add your image to the static folder and change file to the location of your image accordingly. By default the image position is centered, however you can specify your own by supplying position with a valid CSS position.

  enable = true
  file = "images/background.jpg"
  position = "center center"

Use a video

First, disable the image by setting enable to false in [params.visual.image].

Second, enable the video by setting enable to true in [params.visual.video].

You can either use a video that you host or one that is on YouTube.

Use your own video

Add your video to the static folder and change file to the location of your video accordingly. Make sure you delete youtubeId or comment it out.

  enable = false
  enable = true
  mute = true
  file = "videos/background.mp4"
  # youtubeId = "dk9uNWPP7EA"
Use a YouTube video

Get the ID of the YouTube video and add it to youtubeId. Make sure you delete file or comment it out.

  enable = false
  enable = true
  mute = true
  # file = "videos/background.mp4"
  youtubeId = "dk9uNWPP7EA"
Additional settings

Set mute to true if you want the video to play muted and false if you want the sound. The video is coded to autoplay and loop. If you want to change that the code can be found in layouts/partials/video.html.

Add links

You can have up to 3 column lists in the links section. heading is the list heading text. For the text links text is the link text and url is the link url. Follow the same snippet structure to add more links to a list. If you only want 1 or 2 lists, just remove the link list snippet you don't want.

This is what generates one link list:

# Links List #1
    heading = "Connect"

      text = "Blog"
      url = "#"

      text = "Email"
      url = "#"

      text = "Newsletter"
      url = "#"

Add metadata

author and description metadata helps search engines with how to display your site in search results. shareImage and twitterHandle help improves how your content is displayed when your site is shared across social media sites.

author = "Jenny Jones"
description = "Split is a centrally-divided layout for a professional online presence with a big image or video left with alongside content."
shareImage = "images/social.jpg"
twitterHandle = "onepagelove"

Add favicon

Replace static/favicon.ico with your favicon. If you don't want just delete favicon.ico and the line below.

favicon = "favicon.ico"

Add copyright

Set copyright with the text you want for your copyright.

copyright = "&copy;2017 Your Name"

Add Google Analytics

Enable Google Analytics by adding your tracking id to googleAnalytics. Leave empty or remove if you don't want.

googleAnalytics = "UA-XXXXXXXX-1"

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.


Did 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.


The original template is released under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License. Please keep the original attribution link when using for your own project. If you'd like to use the template without the attribution, you can check out the license option via the template author's website.


Also thanks to Steve Francia for creating Hugo and the awesome community around the project.