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Elate Theme

Elate is a one page portfolio for freelancers, designers, developers and even agencies based on the original html5 theme. This Hugo theme features several content sections, a contact form, a responsive portfolio grid with hover effects, a smooth parallax and animation effect on sections. Its packed with 4 ready to use styles.

Hugo Elate Theme screenshot


Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:

$ cd themes
$ git clone

For more information read the official setup guide of Hugo.

Getting started

After installing the Elate Theme successfully it requires a just a few more steps to get your site 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 change the strings in this theme.

Make the contact form working

Since this page will be static, you can use as proxy to send the actual email. Each month, visitors can send you up to one thousand emails without incurring extra charges. Begin the setup by following the steps below:

  1. Enter your email address under 'email' in the config.toml
  2. Enable form by setting enable to true in contact settings
  3. Upload the generated site to your server
  4. Send a dummy email yourself to confirm your account
  5. Click the confirm link in the email from
  6. You're done. Happy mailing!

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.


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


This theme is released under The MIT License (MIT). For more information read the License.


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A one page parallax theme with animation for Hugo




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