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The Bare Min theme is heavily inspired from the better mother-loving website.


You need to install the latest version of Go from because this theme component requires hugo mod .. commands to work.

This update on switch to using Hugo Modules was last tested with Hugo v0.92.0.

Installing this theme

To use this component,

  1. Add this to your site's TOML config file:

        path = ""
  2. Run hugo mod tidy in your main site directory.

Theme components

This theme is composed of the base theme "hugo-bare-min-theme", and the "hugo-debugprint" component (which gets auto-fetched using hugo mod).

Theme Concept

It was designed to:

  • Get rid of all visual clutter (CSS, JS, etc.)
  • Allow easily seeing debug information (debugprint.html partial) while developing Hugo sites, where focus stays on content development.


Bare Min Theme Screenshot


This theme is being used by:

  1. The example site of this theme.
  2. The test site for ox-hugo.
  3. Unofficial Hugo Sandbox site that is used to create test cases for hugo bugs, new feature requests, and testing hugo features in general.

Configuration options

These theme provides few customization hooks.

# In the site's config.toml

  description = "Description of the site."

  intro = """
Text here is added to the header of each page.

This can contain <b>HTML</b> and/or **Markdown**
and can be multiple lines.
  footer = """
Text here is added to the footer of each page.

This can contain <b>HTML</b> and/or **Markdown**
and can be multiple lines.

  # Custom favicon HTML
  favicon = """
<link rel="apple-touch-icon" sizes="180x180" href="/apple-touch-icon.png">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="32x32" href="/favicon-32x32.png">
<link rel="icon" type="image/png" sizes="16x16" href="/favicon-16x16.png">
<link rel="manifest" href="/manifest.json">
<link rel="mask-icon" href="/safari-pinned-tab.svg" color="#5bbad5">
<meta name="theme-color" content="#ffffff">

  custom_css = ["css/style.css"]  # assuming that you have the "static/css/style.css" file

    url = "https://your/site/repo/url"   # Needed if you want to see .GitInfo for a page
    md_dir = "content"                   # Needed if you want to get a link to Markdown source for each page
    org_dir = "content-org"              # Needed if you want to get a link to the Org source (e.g. when using ox-hugo!)

Note: It is mandatory to set site.Params.source.url if you set site.Params.source.md_dir or site.Params.source.org_dir.

See the Params section in the config.toml of this theme's exampleSite to get an example.