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Hugo Theme Cactus Plus

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Cactus Plus is a minimalistic theme for bloggers based on the theme named Cactus.


  • More beautiful style
  • Tags page
  • Archive page
  • Disqus comment-system
  • Both Google Analytics and Baidu Analytics for site analytics.
  • Table of Content
  • Twitter Card

Here's the link to online demo:


home page


tags page

Screenshot archive page



First clone the theme to your themes directory:

$ cd themes
$ git clone

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 change strings as you like to customize your website.

And you may replace your site archetypes/ with hugo-theme-cactus-plus/archetypes/

For more information read the official setup guide of Hugo.

Example Site

There is an example site with config file and markdown files in exampleSite directory.

Posts Summary

Summary will show follow the post title title in home page.

And if you want to use description property that in post's fromt matter to instated of post's content summary, set useDescriptionReplaceSummary = true.

To use the content summary, you may add the <!--more--> summary divider where you want to split the article alternatively. For org content, use # more where you want to split the article. Content that comes before the summary divider will be used as that content’s summary.By default, Hugo automatically takes the first 70 words of your content as its summary. See also

About page

Use the about page to introduce yourself to your visitors. You can customize the content as you like in the /content/about/


Furthermore, you should replace the avatar placeholder with a great image of yourself.

Hide pages

Pages can be hidden and don't appear in the post list on the homepage if you add the variable hidden = true to the frontmatter. This allows you to link from elsewhere, i.e. just the menu.


This theme features a comment system powered by Disqus. Just add your Disqus-shortname to the config.toml and set enableDisqus = true, then let readers respond to your blog posts.

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

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.


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


Cactus Plus Plus is a minimalistic theme for bloggers based on the Cactus Plus theme.







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