Hugo Whisper Theme
Whisper is a minimal documentation theme built for Hugo. The design and functionality is intentionally minimal.
- Docs (Markdown)
- This theme generates documentation from markdown files located in
- The "Home" page is not documentation, it can be used to introduce your project etc.
- Beautiful and clean typography for all semantic HTML elements
- SCSS (Hugo Pipelines)
- Responsive design
- Bootstrap 4 grid and media queries only
- 100/100 Google Lighthouse speed score
- 21KB without images
- Vanilla JS only
- Responsive mobile menu managed in
- Documentation examples included, using all markdown syntax
To use this theme you will need to have Hugo installed. If you don't already have Hugo installed please follow the official installation guide
Check Hugo version (Hugo 0.51+ Extended is required)
This theme uses Hugo Pipes to compile SCSS and minify assets. Please make sure you have the Hugo Extended version installed. If you are not using the extended version this theme will not not compile.
To check your version of Hugo, run:
This will output the currently installed version of Hugo. Make sure you see
/extended after the version number, for example
Hugo Static Site Generator v0.51/extended darwin/amd64 BuildDate: unknown You do not need to use version v0.51 specifically, you can use any version of Hugo above 0.51. It just needs to have the
Create a new Hugo site
hugo new site mynewsite
This will create a fresh Hugo site in the folder
Copy or git clone this theme into the sites themes folder
Install with Git
cd mynewsite git clone https://github.com/zerostaticthemes/hugo-whisper-theme.git themes/hugo-whisper-theme
Install from .zip file
You can download the .zip file located here https://github.com/zerostaticthemes/hugo-whisper-theme/archive/master.zip.
Extract the downloaded .zip inside the
themes folder. Rename the extracted folder from
hugo-whisper-theme. You should end up with the following folder structure
Add example content
Copy the entire contents of the
mynewsite/themes/hugo-whisper-theme/exampleSite/ folder to root folder of your Hugo site, ie
To copy the files using terminal, make sure you are still in the projects root, ie the
cp -a themes/hugo-whisper-theme/exampleSite/. .
After you copy the
config.toml into the root folder of your Hugo site you will need to update the
theme values in
baseURL = "/" themesDir = "themes" theme = "hugo-whisper-theme"
After installing the theme for the first time, generate the Hugo site.
You run this command from the root folder of your Hugo site ie
For local development run Hugo's built-in local server.
localhost:1313 in the address bar of your browser.
If you fork or copy this theme the LICENSE file and the copyright notice on line 3 (where I am listed as the author) must not be changed. You cannot just replace the copyright line with your own name. Attribution in your README.md or on your site is also welcome but not required.