Minidyne, a minimalist hexo theme
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Welcome to Minidyne, a minimalist hexo theme

Screenshot of this site

Live Demo on Netlify (Source for the demo on Github)

Features Overview

  • Responsive
  • Tags Support
  • Responsive Images
  • Social Accounts configuration
  • Pagination
  • Pages
  • Three languages (French, English and German)
  • Stylus CSS preprocessor
  • ejs HTML templates
  • Standalone (single css file, no external file) 🥊
  • Static (no js, one single css) 🧱
  • Emoji Icons for blog posts
  • SVG for social icons (twitter, stackoverflow, linkedIn 📰)

External libraries used


Install the theme

Install the theme by using:

$ git clone themes/minidyne

Then update your blog's main _config.yml to set the theme to minidyne:


theme: minidyne

You'll also need the following hexo plugins for this theme to work. Add them in the package.json (they should alread be there, but just in case):

"dependencies": {
    "hexo-generator-archive": "^0.1.5",
    "hexo-generator-index": "^0.2.1",
    "hexo-generator-tag": "^0.2.0",
    "hexo-renderer-ejs": "^0.3.1",
    "hexo-renderer-stylus": "^0.3.3"


This theme does not handle

  • Categories (so you can drop the default dependency to "hexo-generator-category" )
  • Images gallery

Post Configuration

Each post supports the standard title, date, tags.

Post Icon

On top of that, you can specify an icon (ascii/unicode emoji):


title: Welcome to Minidyne
tags: ["ThisIsATag", "Intro", "Welcome", "Minidyne"]
icon: 🤝

Pick one from

Theme Configuration

The theme's global configuration is done in /themes/minidyne/_config.yml.


The menu is configured in the theme's _config.yml or in the root _config.yml.

# Header
  Home: /
  Archives: /archives
  About: /about.html

The object key is the label and the value is the path.

Blog's home page

The blog's icon & title is configured in the theme's _config.yml.

The icon should be an emoji. Pick one from

# Index Page
index_banner_text: Welcome to Minidyne

# Logo
index_icon: ❤️

Default post title

The default post title (used when no title is specified) is configured in the theme's translation file in /themes/minidyne/languages.

default_post_title: "Untitled"

Default post icon

The default post icon (used when no icon is specified) is configured in the theme's _config.yml.

default_post_icon: 🧙

Archive Date Format

You can change the date format for the archive page if you so desire

# Archive Date Format
archive_date_format: MMM YYYY

Social Account

Setup the links to your social pages in the theme's _config.yml as an array of objects. Links are in the footer.


# Social Media Platforms, also used for comments
  - url:
    icon: stackoverflow
  - url:
    icon: github
    type: github
  - url:
    icon: linkedin
    type: linkedin
  - url:
    icon: twitter
    type: twitter
    account: johndoe

They are used for sharing comments on your posts. Some need more properties than others


This theme was created by Thomas Piart initially based upon (Anodyne Theme)( by Jonathan Klughertz and also influenced by other minimalist approaches like (mnmlist)[].


If you have a question, feature request or a bug you need me to fix, please file an issue.