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Hyde is a brazen two-column hugo theme based on the Jekyll theme of the same name. It pairs a prominent sidebar with uncomplicated content.

Hyde screenshot



Quick Start

To give you a running start this installation puts a fully configured starter repo into your Git account and sets it up in a content manager / CMS.

Forestry Starter-Kit:

Import this project into Forestry

Standard Installation

To install Hyde as your default theme, first install this repository in the themes/ directory:

$ cd themes/
$ git clone https://github.com/spf13/hyde.git

Second, specify hyde as your default theme in the config.toml file. Just add the line

theme = "hyde"

at the top of the file.


Hyde includes some customizable options, typically applied via classes on the <body> element.

Sidebar menu

Create a list of nav links in the sidebar by assigning "menu=main" in the front matter.

Sticky sidebar content

By default Hyde ships with a sidebar that affixes it's content to the bottom of the sidebar. You can optionally disabled this by removing the .sidebar-sticky class from the sidebar's .container. Sidebar content will then normally flow from top to bottom.

<!-- Default sidebar -->
<div class="sidebar">
  <div class="container sidebar-sticky">

<!-- Modified sidebar -->
<div class="sidebar">
  <div class="container">


Hyde ships with eight optional themes based on the base16 color scheme. Apply a theme to change the color scheme (mostly applies to sidebar and links).

Hyde in red

There are eight themes available at this time.

Hyde theme classes

To use a theme, add the themeColor variable under params, like so:


theme = "hyde"

  themeColor = "theme-base-09"


theme: "hyde"

  themeColor: "theme-base-09"

To create your own theme, look to the Themes section of included CSS file. Copy any existing theme (they're only a few lines of CSS), rename it, and change the provided colors.

Reverse layout

Hyde with reverse layout

To reverse page orientation, add the layoutReverse variable under params, like so:


theme = "hyde"

  layoutReverse = true


theme: "hyde"

  layoutReverse: true


You can optionally enable a comment system powered by Disqus for the posts. Simply add the variable disqusShortname to your config file.


disqusShortname = "spf13"


disqusShortname : spf13

Note: Previous version 1.0 the Disqus shortname had to be defined inside the [params] block.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics can be enabled by assigning your tracking code to the googleAnalytics variable in the config file:


googleAnalytics = "Your tracking code"


googleAnalytics: Your tracking code


Mark Otto

Ported By

Steve Francia


Open sourced under the MIT license.