Academic makes it easy to create a beautiful website for free using Markdown. Customize anything on your site with widgets, themes, and language packs.
- View the documentation
- Ask a question
- Request a feature or report a bug
- Updating? View the Update Guide and Release Notes
- Support development of Academic:
- Page builder - Create anything with widgets and elements
- Edit any type of content - Blog posts, publications, talks, slides, projects, and more!
- Create content in Markdown, Jupyter, or RStudio
- Plugin System - Fully customizable color and font themes
- Display Code and Math - Code highlighting and LaTeX math supported
- Integrations - Google Analytics, Disqus commenting, Maps, Contact Forms, and more!
- Beautiful Site - Simple and refreshing one page design
- Industry-Leading SEO - Help get your website found on search engines and social media
- Media Galleries - Display your images and videos with captions in a customizable gallery
- Mobile Friendly - Look amazing on every screen with a mobile friendly version of your site
- Multi-language - 15+ language packs including English, 中文, and Português
- Multi-user - Each author gets their own profile page
- Privacy Pack - Assists with GDPR
- Stand Out - Bring your site to life with animation, parallax backgrounds, and scroll effects
Academic is available in different color themes and font themes.
- Academic Admin: An admin tool to import publications from BibTeX or import assets for an offline site
- Academic Scripts: Scripts to help migrate content to new versions of Academic
You can choose from one of the following four methods to install:
- one-click install using your web browser (recommended)
- install on your computer using Git with the Command Prompt/Terminal app
- install on your computer by downloading the ZIP files
- install on your computer with RStudio
Quick install using your web browser
- Install Academic with Netlify
- Netlify will provide you with a customizable URL to access your new site
- On GitHub, go to your newly created
academic-kickstartrepository and edit
config.tomlto personalize your site. Shortly after saving the file, your site will automatically update
- Read the Quick Start Guide to learn how to add Markdown content. For inspiration, refer to the Markdown content which powers the Demo
Install with Git
Fork the Academic Kickstart repository and clone your fork with Git:
git clone https://github.com/sourcethemes/academic-kickstart.git My_Website
Note that if you forked Academic Kickstart, the above command should be edited to clone your fork, i.e. replace
sourcethemeswith your GitHub username.
Initialize the theme:
cd My_Website git submodule update --init --recursive
Install with ZIP
- Download and extract Academic Kickstart
- Download and extract the Academic theme to the
themes/academic/folder from the above step
Install with RStudio
If you installed on your computer, view your new website by running the following command:
Now visit localhost:1313 and your new Academic powered website will appear. Otherwise, if using Netlify, they will provide you with your URL.
Build your site by running the
hugocommand. Then host it for free using Github Pages or Netlify (refer to the first installation method). Alternatively, copy the generated
public/directory (by FTP, Rsync, etc.) to your production web server (such as a university's hosting service).
Feedback & Contributing
Please use the issue tracker to let me know about any bugs or feature requests, or alternatively make a pull request.
For support, head over to the Hugo discussion forum.
Copyright 2016-present George Cushen.
Released under the MIT license.