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Manis Hugo Theme

It's a minimalist and responsive theme for Hugo Static Site Generator. It's name taken from Indonesian Language for Sweet.

Note: Manis going to follow SEMVER scheme from now. It's mean you can clone this repository from master without breaking.

Manis' Mockup Device


Like I said, it's really minimal. Its doesn't even have grid or anything nice like that.

  • Configurable color!
  • Code Highlighting (HighlightJS).
  • Print.css (for single post only)
  • Responsive.
  • Social Icon Links.
  • No Grid no worry.
  • Disqus Support.
  • Translatable.

Manis' Homepage view

Get Started

If this is your first time using Hugo, and you want to use this theme. Follow the instruction below:

mkdir name_of_web
cd name_of_web
git clone https://github.com/yursan9/manis-hugo-theme themes/manis
cp theme/manis/exampleSite/config.toml config.toml
hugo new blog/_index.md
hugo new work/_index.md

Edit the config.toml according to your preference. Then edit content/blog/_index.md and content/work/_index.md by following this section. (Look at the exampleSite/content for example.)

Theme Only

To only install Manis, you can clone this repository. The following command will clone Manis in your site's base directory.

cd path/to/site/dir
git clone https://github.com/yursan9/manis-hugo-theme themes/manis

Ensure you have blog and work sections to make this theme works.

├── blog
│   └── _index.md
└── work
    └── _index.md


For configuration example you can look at the exampleSite/config.toml (and copy that too!). I put some commentary to, hopefully, guide you at using this theme.

Change Latest Section

By default this theme needs blog and work section to works. You can edit which sections show up as latest posts and latest works by editing postSection and workSection. workSection is optional.

# Configure which section for Latest Posts
postSection = "blog"
# Configure which section for Latest Works
workSection = "work"

Disqus Configuration

To add Disqus support, edit your site config.toml. Add your discus' shortname to disqusShortname and add list of sections that you want to support disqus to params.disqusSections:

disqusShortname = "your-disqus-shortname"

  disqusSections = ["blog"]

Making Own Navigation Bar

Top navigation bar in Manis is made automatically by making new section/_index.md. Example if you want to add new about section, you can do the following command:

hugo new about/_index.md

Edit the file content/about/_index.md and make sure the front matter is formatted like this:

title = "Get To Know Me"
menu = "main"

title will be the string that is shown in navigation bar and the page's title (the title doesn't need to be the same as section's directory name). menu = "main" is the one who make Hugo know how identify it's need to add a new item in navigation bar.

Other Language

Manis already translated to Bahasa Indonesia. But, if you want to translate this theme to your own language, look for the example in i18n/en.yaml and i18n/in.yaml.

And then you edit the site's config.toml like this.

defaultContentLanguage = "en"
[languages.{Your Language Code}]
  lang = "{Your Language Code}"
  languageName = "{Your Language Name. example; Bahasa Indonesia or Japanese}"
  weight = 1


If you found bug, or anything that itch you. Tell me! or maybe make PR.


Manis is licensed under the MIT License. Check the LICENSE file for details.