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Hyde-hyde is a Hugo's theme inspired and derived from @spf13's Hyde and Nate Finch's blog.

NOTICE: Maintainers / collaborators seeking: As I'm underwater with my full time job at the moment, I'm actively looking for and welcome any new maintainers or collaborators. If you are interested, comment on #130 and I can add you to the project. TIA.

Breaking Changes

Since version 2.0, hyde-hyde has been overhauled and, therefore, might cause some disruptions.

  • The main styles are refactored and redeveloped using SCSS (see assets/scss), poole.css and hyde.css are no longer needed because hyde-hyde.scss already incorporates relevant elements (I still keep them there for reference purpose)
    • Per PR [#45 by @jd4no, hyde-hyde can use SCSSs directly in the templates instead of the generated CSSs. The generated CSSs and the generated resources are still kept in hyde-hyde in order to ensure the demo on Hugo theme site working.
  • The layouts have been heavily restructured and modularised further (see layouts)
  • Adding 'Portfolio' page inspired by Xiaoying Riley (@3rdwave_themes) Developer-Theme
  • Switching to use system fonts instead of Web fonts (e.g. privacy issues)
  • Experimenting a collapsible menu in mobile mode
  • Adding Table of Contents

For more details, please refer to CHANGELOG. A real site in action can be found here and its WIP source for reference.



Hyde-hyde can be easily installed as many other Hugo themes:


# then either clone hyde-hyde
$ git clone themes/hyde-hyde

# or just add hyde-hyde as a submodule
$ git submodule add themes/hyde-hyde

After that, choose hyde-hyde as the main theme.

  • config.toml
theme = "hyde-hyde"
  • config.yaml
theme : "hyde-hyde"

That's all. You can render your site using hugo and see hyde-hyde in action.


Hyde-hyde essentially inherits most of Hyde's options. There are some extra options though

  • highlightjs = true: use highlight.js instead of Hugo built-in support for code highlighting

    • highlightjsstyle="highlight-style": only when highlightjs = true, please choose one of many highlight.js's styles.
    • Since v2.0.1, highlighting for each page can be fine-tuned in the front matter, for example
      • highlight = false (default true)
      • highlightjslanguages = ["swift", "objectivec"]
  • postNavigation = true|false (default true): Setting to false will disable the navigation Previous Post/ Next Post

  • relatedPosts = false|true (default false): Setting to true allows related posts. Please refer here for more details on related contents with Hugo.

  • GraphCommentId = "your-graphcomment-id": to use GraphComment instead of the built-in Disqus. This option should be used exclusively with disqusShortname = "disqus-shortname".

  • UtterancesRepo = "owner/repo-name": to use Utterances instead of the built-in Disqus. This option should be used exclusively with disqusShortname = "disqus-shortname".

    • UtterancesIssueTerm = "pathname" Method for Utterances to match issue's to posts (pathname, url, title, og:title)
    • UtterancesTheme = "github-light" Theme for Utterances (github-light, github-dark)
  • Commento = true: to use Commento instead of the built-in Disqus. This option should be used exclusively with disqusShortname = "disqus-shortname".

  • []: in this section, you can set many social identities such as Twitter, Facebook, Github, Bitbucket, Gitlab, Instagram, LinkedIn, StackOverflow, Medium, Xing, Keybase.

    	twitter = "htr3n"
    	keybase = "htr3n"
    	github = "htr3n"
  • include_toc = false: Setting to false in FrontMatter will disable too short TOC data as your want.

  • Per PR #56, Gravatar pics can be used exclusively to .Site.Params.authorimage via the parameter

    • []
      	gravatar = ""



Since version 2.0+, I added a portfolio page just in case. If you need it, simply add a menu section 'Portfolio' in config.toml as following.

    name = "Portfolio"
    identifier = "portfolio"
    weight = xyz
    url = "/portfolio/"

In the folder content , create a subfolder portfolio and use the following folder/content structure as reference.

$ tree portfolio
├── p1.png
├── p2.png
└── pn.png

As I design the section portfolio to be rendered as list, can be used to set the title for your portfolio (you can read more about here). For instance, when I want to set the title of my portfolio "Projects", the front matter of will be:

title: 'Projects'

The remaining of will be ignored.

For each project, just create a Markdown file with the following parameters in the front matter:

title: "Project P1's Title"
description: "A short description"
date: '2018-01-02'
link: ''
screenshot: 'p1.png'
layout: 'portfolio'
featured: true
Here is a longer summary of the project. You can write as long as you wish.


  • date is important to sort the project chronologically
  • layout 'portfolio' is important as you don't want your project's page appear in the list of posts in the main page of your Web site but only in the Portfolio ;)
  • featured: true : when you want to show a project as featured project. It is default to false. Note that only one project should be marked featured: true , otherwise, the result could be random as the Hugo template will take the first one.
  • The body of the Markdown file will be the summary of the project.

If you want to adjust the portfolio page to your needs, please have a look at the main template, that uses this partial template and this SCSS style.

Posts in home page

By default hugo will show in your home page the most populated section. This means that if you have more projects than posts, by default your home page will list your projects instead of your posts. If you want to change this behaviour you can change the mainsections. For example, for the exampleSite this is how you should change the config.toml file:

    mainSections = ["posts"]

Some Screenshots

Main page

hyde-hyde main screen

A post

A post in hyde-hyde


Portfolio hyde-hyde

Mobile Mode with Collapsible Menu

hyde-hyde in mobile mode



Open sourced under the MIT license