A collection of all themes that were created by the Hugo community. See a complete listing of all of these themes along with screenshots and demos at themes.gohugo.io. Every theme in this list will automatically be added to the theme site. Theme updates aren't scheduled but usually happen at least once a week.
For the curious, here's how this automatic adding is accomplished.
Installing all themes
If you would like to install all of the available Hugo themes, simply clone the entire repository from within your working directory with this command:
git clone --depth 1 --recursive https://github.com/spf13/hugoThemes.git themes
Installing a single theme
cd themes git clone URL_TO_THEME
Adding a theme to the list
- Create your theme using
hugo new theme THEMENAME;
- Test your theme against https://github.com/spf13/HugoBasicExample;
- Add a
theme.tomlfile to the root of the theme and add some metadata about the theme;
- Add a descriptive
README.mdto the root of the theme;
- Open up a new Issue with a link to the theme's repository on GitHub.
If your theme doesn't fit into the
Hugo Basic Example site, we encourage theme authors to supply a self-contained Hugo site in
NOTE: The folder name here is important, as this folder will be picked up and used by the script that generates the Hugo Theme Site. It mirrors the root directory of a Hugo website and allows you to add custom content, assets and a config file with preset values.
See Artist theme's exampleSite for a good example. And please make the site's content as neutral as possible.
Each theme needs:
- To be added to the hugoThemes repo;
- To have the right fields in
- To have the right images; and
- A good README.
This file contains metadata about the theme and its creator. The following fields are required:
name = "Hyde" license = "MIT" licenselink = "https://github.com/spf13/hyde/blob/master/LICENSE.md" description = "An elegant open source and mobile first theme" homepage = "http://siteforthistheme.com/" tags = ["blog", "company"] features = ["blog", ] min_version = 0.13 [author] name = "spf13" homepage = "http://spf13.com/" # If porting an existing theme [original] author = "mdo" homepage = "http://hyde.getpoole.com/" repo = "https://www.github.com/mdo/hyde"
This is different from the file created by
hugo new themein the old v0.12. The current Hugo v0.13 does create the same template with the new fields except
min_versionthat was added in 0.14-DEV.
theme.tomlis accepted, not
Screenshots are used as preview in the list. Make sure that they have the right dimensions:
- Thumbnail should be 900×600 in pixels
- Screenshot should be 1500×1000 in pixels
- Media must be located in:
Additional media may be provided in that same directory.
Your theme's README file
(which should be written in Markdown and called
serves a double purpose.
This is because its content will appear in two places—i.e., it will appear:
- On your theme's details page at themes.gohugo.io; and
- At GitHub (as usual), on your theme's regular main page.
Note: If you add screenshots to the README please make use of absolute file paths instead of relative ones like
/images/screenshot.png. Relative paths work great on GitHub but they don't correspond to the directory structure of themes.gohugo.io. Therefore, browsers will not be able to display screenshots on the theme site under the given (relative) path.