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Site Variables
Site Variables
Many, but not all, site-wide variables are defined in your site's configuration. However, Hugo provides a number of built-in variables for convenient access to global values in your templates.
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The following is a list of site-level (aka "global") variables. Many of these variables are defined in your site's configuration file, whereas others are built into Hugo's core for convenient usage in your templates.

Site Variables List

.Site.AllPages : array of all pages, regardless of their translation.

.Site.Author : a map of the authors as defined in the site configuration.

.Site.BaseURL : the base URL for the site as defined in the site configuration.

.Site.BuildDrafts : a boolean (default: false) to indicate whether to build drafts as defined in the site configuration.

.Site.Copyright : a string representing the copyright of your website as defined in the site configuration.

.Site.Data : custom data, see Data Templates.

.Site.DisqusShortname : a string representing the shortname of the Disqus shortcode as defined in the site configuration.

.Site.Files : all source files for the Hugo website.

.Site.GoogleAnalytics : a string representing your tracking code for Google Analytics as defined in the site configuration.

.Site.Home : reference to the homepage's page object

.Site.IsMultiLingual : whether there are more than one language in this site. See Multilingual for more information.

.Site.IsServer : a boolean to indicate if the site is being served with Hugo's built-in server. See hugo server for more information.

.Site.Language.Lang : the language code of the current locale (e.g., en).

.Site.Language.LanguageName : the full language name (e.g. English).

.Site.Language.Weight : the weight that defines the order in the .Site.Languages list.

.Site.Language : indicates the language currently being used to render the website. This object's attributes are set in site configurations' language definition.

.Site.LanguageCode : a string representing the language as defined in the site configuration. This is mostly used to populate the RSS feeds with the right language code.

.Site.LanguagePrefix : this can be used to prefix URLs to point to the correct language. It will even work when only one defined language. See also the functions absLangURL and relLangURL.

.Site.Languages : an ordered list (ordered by defined weight) of languages.

.Site.LastChange : a string representing the date/time of the most recent change to your site. This string is based on the date variable in the front matter of your content pages.

.Site.Menus : all of the menus in the site.

.Site.Pages : array of all content ordered by Date with the newest first. This array contains only the pages in the current language. See .Site.Pages.

.Site.RegularPages : a shortcut to the regular page collection. .Site.RegularPages is equivalent to where .Site.Pages "Kind" "page". See .Site.Pages.

.Site.Sections : top-level directories of the site.

.Site.Taxonomies : the taxonomies for the entire site. Replaces the now-obsolete .Site.Indexes since v0.11. Also see section Taxonomies elsewhere.

.Site.Title : a string representing the title of the site.

The .Site.Params Variable

.Site.Params is a container holding the values from the params section of your site configuration.

Example: .Site.Params

The following config.[yaml|toml|json] defines a site-wide param for description:

{{< code-toggle file="config" >}} baseURL = ""

[params] description = "Tesla's Awesome Hugo Site" author = "Nikola Tesla" {{</ code-toggle >}}

You can use .Site.Params in a partial template to call the default site description:

{{< code file="layouts/partials/head.html" >}} {{< /code >}}

The .Site.Pages Variable {#site-pages}

.Site.Pages compared to .Pages

{{< readfile file="/content/en/readfiles/" markdown="true" >}}