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Hugo Theme Mini

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A fast, minimalist and responsive hugo theme.



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  • Minimalist
  • Responsive
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1. Installation

1.1 As a Hugo Module (recommended)

⚠️ If you installed a Hugo binary, you may not have Go installed on your machine. To check if Go is installed:

$ go version

Go modules were considered production ready in v1.14. Download Go.

  1. From your project's root directory, initiate the hugo module system if you haven't already:

    $ hugo mod init<your_user>/<your_project>
  2. Add the theme's repo to your config.yaml:


1.2 As Git Submodule

  1. Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:

    $ git submodule add themes/mini
  2. Add the theme's directory to your config.yaml:

    theme: mini

For more information read the official setup guide of Hugo.

2. Getting started

After installing the theme successfully it requires a just a few more steps to get your site running.

2.1 The config file

Take a look inside the exampleSite folder of this theme. You'll find a file called config.yaml. To use it, copy the config.yaml in the root folder of your Hugo site. Feel free to change the strings in this theme.

⚠️ You may need to delete the line: themesDir: ../../

2.2 Default Content Language

You can set default content language by defaultContentLanguage:

defaultContentLanguage: en

Default is en. Now support:

  • en: English
  • zh: Chinese
  • nl: Dutch
  • fr: French
  • es: Spanish

More about multiple languages: Multilingual Mode.

2.3 Add Comments

To enable comments, add following to your config file:

  • Disqus shortname: disqusShortname: your-disqus-shortname

  • Enable Comment:

      enableComments: true

2.4 Google Analytics

To enable google analytics, add following to your config file:

  • Google Analytics ID: googleAnalytics: your-google-analytics-id

  • Enable Google Analytics:

      enableGoogleAnalytics: true

2.5 Logo and favicon

You can replace the log in the top of each page and favicon with your own images. To do that put your own logo and favicon into the images directory of your website static directory, then named them avatar.png and favicon.ico. For example:

- content
- static
└── images
    ├── avatar.png
    └── favicon.ico

2.6 Nearly finished

In order to see your site in action, run Hugo's built-in local server.

$ hugo server

Now enter http://localhost:1313 in the address bar of your browser.

2.7 Production

To run in production (e.g. to have Google Analytics show up), run HUGO_ENV=production before your build command. For example:

HUGO_ENV=production hugo

Note: The above command will not work on Windows. If you are running a Windows OS, use the below command:

set HUGO_ENV=production

3. Optional Configuration

3.1 Table of Content

To enable table of content, you could set showToc to true.

For example:

showToc: true

3.2 Disable Comments on a single post

You can set enableComments to false in front matter to disable disqus comments on a single post.

For example:

title: Some title
enableComments: false

3.3 Custom CSS and JS

You can put your custom css and js files to static directory, or use remote css and js files which start with http:// or https://.

For example:

  - css/custom.css # local css in `static/css/custom.css`
  - # remote css
  - js/custom.js # local js in `static/js/custom.js`
  - # remote js

3.4 Math Typesetting

Mathematical notation is enabled by KaTeX.

  • To enable KaTex globally set the parameter math to true in project’s configuration
  • To enable KaTex on a per page basis include the parameter math to true in content files

3.5 Hidden Post Summary in Home Page

To hidden post summary in home page, you could set hiddenPostSummaryInHomePage to true, default is false.

For example:

hiddenPostSummaryInHomePage: true