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Hugo Nuo

Hugo Nuo is an responsive light & clean hugo theme for blogger. This theme features several page layout, like an about page for your portfolio, a links page for your friends' blog, a tags page for your tags cloud, a works page is under development. This theme makes many third-party hugo shortcodes, including Codepen, JSFiddle, Video.js, Music 163 and Sheng Xiang, Asciinema.

Hugo Nuo Theme Screenshot

Or you want → A Real Site Demo | Hugo Nuo Theme Post Preview



Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:

$ cd themes
$ git clone https://github.com/laozhu/hugo-nuo

# Change theme field to 'hugo-nuo' in your config.toml
# Or just copy exampleSite/config.toml

For more information read the official setup guide of Hugo.

Getting Started

After installing the hugo-nuo theme successfully it requires 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.

Main Menu

The hugo-nuo theme add home, works and tags page to initial site menu, you can add your own menu item here.

  name = "Home"
  weight = 10
  identifier = "home"
  url = "/"

  name = "Works"
  weight = 20
  identifier = "works"
  url = "https://github.com/laozhu"

  name = "Tags"
  weight = 30
  identifier = "tags"
  url = "/tags/"

Or you can add some other page to menu in page's front matter:

title: 'Links'
date: 2017-08-02
layout: 'links'
menu: 'main'
weight: 40

Social Networks

The following social network icons are available:

  email = "name@domain.com"
  github = "github_username"
  twitter = "twitter_username"
  linkedin = "linkedin_username"
  weibo = "weibo_username"
  wechat= "/images/qrcode.jpg" # Replace with your wechat qrcode image
  facebook = "facebook_username"
  google = "googlplus_id_number"
  instagram = "instagram_username"
  youtube = "youtube_username"
  vimeo = "vimeo_username"
  medium = "medium_username"
  quora = "quora_username"
  pinterest = "pinterest_username"
  dribbble = "dribbble_username"
  behance = "behance_username"
  jsfiddle = "jsfiddle_username"
  codepen = "codepen_username"
  zhihu = "zhihu_username"
  douban = "douban_username"
  bilibili = "bilibili_id_number"
  codesandbox = "codesandbox_username"
  stackoverflow = "stackoverflow_username"
  npm = "npm_username"
  reddit = "reddit_username"

You can choose someone to display, the recommend number is 7 icons.


The hugo-nuo theme support Google, Bing, Baidu, Sogou, 360 webmaster's meta verification tool, you can activate as required. The seotitle and description will show in search results and browser title.

  seotitle = "Hugo Blog Title (SEO Version)"
  description = "Hugo is one of the most popular open-source static site generators. With its amazing speed and flexibility, Hugo makes building websites fun again."

  # Google Webmaster
  # https://www.google.com/webmasters/
  googleSiteVerification = "google_site_verification_code"

  # Bing Webmaster
  # https://www.bing.com/toolbox/webmaster/
  msValidate = "bing_site_verification_code"

  # Baidu Webmaster (China Only)
  # https://zhanzhang.baidu.com/
  # baiduSiteVerification = "baidu_site_verification_code"

  # Sogou Webmaster (China Only)
  # http://zhanzhang.sogou.com/
  # sogouSiteVerification = "sogou_site_verification_code"

  # 360 Webmaster (China Only)
  # http://zhanzhang.so.com/
  # soSiteVerification = "360_site_verification_code"

Website Analytics

The hugo-nuo theme support Google Analytics and Baidu Tongji, In China you can choose both Baidu Tongji and Google Analytics.

# Google Analytics UA number
googleAnalytics = "UA-XXXXXXXX-X"

  # Baidu Tongji (China Only)
  # https://tongji.baidu.com/
  baiduTongji = "baidu_tongji_code"

Social Comments

The hugo-nuo theme support Disqus and Chang Yan social comment system, In China you can choose Chang Yan because Disqus is blocked by GFW.

# Disqus Username
disqusShortname = "disqus_shortname"

  # Changyan Comments (China Only)
  changyan = false
  changyanId = "your_changyan_id"
  changyanConf = "your_changyan_conf"

If you want to use Disqus, you should disable changyan to false.

🆕 Medium Zoom

If you want medium-like photo zoom in your post, you can add zoomable class to your img or figure tag, just something like below:

<img src="/media/posts/hugo-nuo-post-preview/01.jpg" class="zoomable">
{{% figure src="/media/posts/hugo-nuo-post-preview/01.jpg" alt="这是一只梅花鹿" title="显然,这是一只梅花鹿" class="zoomable" %}}

The works page

The works page layout is under development, you can use github homepage for replacement temporarily.

  name = "Works"
  weight = 20
  identifier = "works"
  url = "https://github.com/your_github_username"

The tags page

Thanks to @bwangelme's great PR, the tags page has been done, you can use this page by adding it to main menu.

  name = "Tags"
  weight = 30
  identifier = "tags"
  url = "/tags/"

The links page

Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:

$ hugo new links.md
$ mkdir data && touch data/links.yml
$ mkdir -p content/media/links
$ vim content/links.md

Change the content of links.md, set page layout to links, If you want to add about page to menu, set menu to main and weight to 40.

title: 'Links'
date: 2017-08-02
layout: 'links'
menu: 'main'
weight: 40

The links page read data from data/link.yml file, now you can add friend's links there. The format looks like:

  title = "chekun's blog"
  link = "https://chekun.me"
  avatar = "/media/links/chekun.jpg"
  description = "A full-stack developer"

  title = "Boof Wang"
  link = "http://boof.wang"
  avatar = "/media/links/wangbo.jpg"
  description = "Another full-stack developer"

The links page need friend's avatar, finally you should add friend's avatar to content/media/links directory and link to avatar in the links.yml file.

The about page

Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:

$ hugo new about.md
$ vim content/about.md

Change the content of about.md, set page layout to about, If you want to add about page to menu, set menu to main and weight to 50.

title: 'About'
date: 2017-08-02
layout: 'about'
menu: 'main'
weight: 50
comments: false

Write something about you here.

Write your portfolio as a post here, if you want comments in about page, you should turn comments to true.

The resume page

Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:

$ hugo new resume.md
$ cat << EOF > content/resume.md
title: "Resume"
date: 2017-12-01
layout: "resume"

Then create a file at data/resume.toml, where the resume page reads data from. You can reference exampleSite/data/resume.toml for how to construct your resume.

The resume page will be located at /resume off your website root. Different from the about page, the resume page is intended as a one pager that you can print out for job hunting.


⚠️ Big Change

This theme has been using hugo pipes instead of webpack now, no build package needed now.

I use ImageOptim to make images load faster, I recommend this tool to you.

From Hugo 0.28, the default syntax hightlighter in Hugo is Chroma; it is built in Go and is really, really fast – and for the most important parts compatible with Pygments.

$ hugo gen chromastyles --style=monokai > ./src/styles/partials/syntax.css

Run hugo gen chromastyles -h for more options. See https://help.farbox.com/pygments.html for a gallery of available styles.

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.


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