A simple, retro theme for Hugo
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DEMO - https://hugo-terminal.now.sh/


  • 5 duetone themes, depending on your preferences (orange is default, red, blue, green, pink)
  • Fira Code as default monospaced font. It's gorgeous!
  • really nice duotone, custom syntax highlighting based on PrismJS
  • fully responsive

Built-in shortcodes

  • image (prop required: src; props optional: alt, position (left is default | center | right), style)
    • eg: {{< image src="/img/hello.png" alt="Hello Friend" position="center" style="border-radius: 8px;" >}}
  • figure (same as image, plus few optional props: caption, captionPosition (left | center is default | right), captionStyle
    • eg: {{< figure src="/img/hello.png" alt="Hello Friend" position="center" style="border-radius: 8px;" caption="Hello Friend!" captionPosition="right" captionStyle="color: red;" >}}

Code highlighting

A custom syntax highlighting based on PrismJS. All you need to do is to wrap you code like this:

  // your code here

Supported languages: bash/shell, css, clike, javascript, apacheconf, actionscript, applescript, c, csharp, cpp, coffeescript, ruby, csp, css-extras, diff, django, docker, elixir, elm, markup-templating, erlang, fsharp, flow, git, go, graphql, less, handlebars, haskell, http, java, json, kotlin, latex, markdown, makefile, objectivec, ocaml, perl, php, php-extras, r, sql, processing, scss, python, jsx, typescript, toml, reason, textile, rust, sass, stylus, scheme, pug, swift, yaml, haml, twig, tsx, vim, visual-basic, wasm.

How to start

You can download the theme manually by going to https://github.com/panr/hugo-theme-terminal.git and pasting it to themes/terminal in your root directory.

You can also clone it directly to your Hugo folder:

$ git clone https://github.com/panr/hugo-theme-terminal.git themes/terminal

If you don't want to make any radical changes, it's the best option, because you can get new updates when they are available. You can also include it as a git submodule:

$ git submodule add https://github.com/panr/hugo-theme-terminal.git themes/terminal

How to configure

The theme doesn't require any advanced configuration. Just copy:

baseurl = "/"
languageCode = "en-us"
theme = "terminal"
paginate = 5

  # dir name of your blog content (default is `content/posts`)
  contentTypeName = "posts"
  # ["orange", "blue", "red", "green", "pink"]
  themeColor = "orange"
  # if you set this to 0, only submenu trigger will be visible
  showMenuItems = 2

    title = "Terminal"
    subtitle = "A simple, retro theme for Hugo"
    keywords = ""
    copyright = ""
    menuMore = "Show more"
    readMore = "Read more"
    readOtherPosts = "Read other posts"

      logoText = "Terminal"
      logoHomeLink = "/"

        identifier = "about"
        name = "About"
        url = "/about"
        identifier = "showcase"
        name = "Showcase"
        url = "/showcase"

to config.toml file in your Hugo root directory and change params fields. In case you need, here's a YAML version.

NOTE: Please keep in mind that currently main menu doesn't support nesting.

How to run your site

From your Hugo root directory run:

$ hugo server -t terminal

and go to localhost:1313 in your browser. From now on all the changes you make will go live, so you don't need to refresh your browser every single time.

How to edit the theme

If you have to override some of the styles, you can do this easily by adding static/styles.css in your root directory and point things you want to change.

Otherwise, if you really want to edit the theme, you need to install Node dependencies. To do so, go to the theme directory (from your Hugo root directory):

$ cd themes/terminal

and then run:

$ npm install
$ npm i yarn
$ yarn

How to contribute

If you spot any bugs, please use Issue Tracker or if you want to add a new feature directly please create a new Pull Request.


Copyright © 2019 Radosław Kozieł (@panr)

The theme is released under the MIT License. Check the original theme license for additional licensing information.