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CASPER theme for hugo

Casper is a single-column theme for Hugo. Ported from Casper theme for Ghost

blog demo : blog source :

Hugo Casper Theme screenshot


  • Google Analytics (optional)
  • Disqus ( can disable comments by content)
  • Share buttons on Facebook, Twitter, Google (can disable share by content)
  • Big cover image (optional)
  • Custom cover by content (optional)
  • Tagging
  • Pagination
  • Menu
  • Syntax Highlighting

Theme usage and asumptions

  • All blog posts are in the post folder (content/post)
  • The homepage displays a paginated list of contents from the post Section (other contents may be added to main menu, see bellow)


Installing this theme

mkdir themes
cd themes
git clone casper

Build your website with this theme

hugo server -t casper



BaseUrl= ""
LanguageCode= "fr-FR"
Title= "My blog is awesome"
paginate = 5
DisqusShortname = "YOUR_SHORT_NAME_HERE"
Copyright = "All rights reserved - 2015"
canonifyurls = true

  description = "Welcome to my website"
  metadescription = "Used as 'description' meta tag for both home and index pages. If not set, 'description' will be used instead"
  cover = "images/cover.jpg"
  author = "Valère JEANTET"
  authorlocation = "Paris, France"
  authorwebsite = ""
  authorbio= "my bio"
  logo = "images/logo.png"
  googleAnalyticsUserID = "UA-79101-12"
  # Optional RSS-Link, if not provided it defaults to the standard index.xml
  RSSLink = ""
  githubName = "vjeantet"
  twitterName = "vjeantet"
  # facebookName = ""
  # codepenName = ""
  # linkedinName = ""
  # stackoverflowId = ""
  # keybaseName = ""
  # flickrName = ""
  # instagramName = ""
  # email = ""
  # pinterestName = ""
  # googlePlusName = ""
  # set true if you are not proud of using Hugo (true will hide the footer note "Proudly published with HUGO.....")
  hideHUGOSupport = false
  # Setting a value will load highlight.js and enable syntax highlighting using the style selected.
  # See for available styles
  # A preview of above styles can be viewed at
  hjsStyle = "default"

    twitter = "your_twitter"

Example : config.toml

Overide author information per page

In addition to providing data for a single author as shown in the example above, author can be overided per page. If a author key in page's frontmatter exists it will be used instead of the default one. Overrides per page can be done by adding author* = "value entry in the front matter. For those pages where you want to omit the author block completely, a .Params.noauthor entry is also available.

Example override author per page file:

date = "2014-07-11T10:54:24+02:00"
title = ""
author = "NickName"
authoravatar = ""
authorbio = "IT software and Security Engineer, Open source enthusiast."
authorlocation = "Paris, France"
authorwebsite = ""

Contents here

Menu configuration

On top right of the screen, a "Subscribe" button is displayed with a link to the RSS feed.

When you define a menu in the main config file, Then a menu button is displayed instead of the subscribe button When the use clicks the menu button, a sidebar appears and shows the subscribe button and all items defined in the main config file

ℹ️ If your added a metadata like menu="main" in a content file metadata, it will also be displayed in the main menu

Example of a menu definition in main config file.

  name = "My Blog"
  weight = -120
  identifier = "blog"
  url = "/"

  name = "About me"
  weight = -110
  identifier = "about"
  url = "/about"

Metadata on each content file, example

author = ""
date = "2014-07-11T10:54:24+02:00"
draft = false
title = "dotScale 2014 as a sketch"
slug = "dotscale-2014-as-a-sketch"
tags = ["event","dotScale","sketchnote"]
image = "images/2014/Jul/titledotscale.png"
comments = true     # set false to hide Disqus comments
share = true        # set false to share buttons
menu = ""           # set "main" to add this content to the main menu

Contents here

Contact me

🪲 open an issue in github