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Privacy Cactus Theme

Privacy Cactus is a minimalistic theme for bloggers. It's a fork of the original Hugo Cactus Theme (which in itself is based on some other themes with the same name).

So what's different? We care about your visitors privacy, this means:

  • All tracking services removed
  • Social network sharing links removed (you can just share the URL)
  • Disqus comments removed (maybe use email?)
  • No third party scripts / fonts / assets



Inside the folder of your Hugo site, run:

$ cd themes
$ git clone

For more information, please read Hugo's official setup guide.

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 file to the root folder of your Hugo site. Feel free to change the strings as you like to customize your website.

Make sure to update the themesDir property in the config file to point to your site's theme folder, otherwise an error will be thrown indicating the themes folder is unable to be found.

About page

Use the about page to introduce yourself to your visitors. You can customize the content as you like in the config.toml. Furthermore, you should replace the avatar placeholder with a great image of yourself.

Social link icons

You can add a social link panel in the footer by adding entries to the social block in the config.toml. You can choose between two icon fonts:

Assign either font-awesome or mono-social to the iconFont variable. The Mono social icons offer three styles of icons: circle, rounded, or default (empty).

Nearly finished

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.


Found a bug or got an idea for a new feature? Feel free to use the issue tracker to let me know. Or directly make a pull request.

Please create a separate branch for your pull request.


This theme is released under the MIT license. For more information read the license.


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