A photo of the author

Thoughts. . .

about technical things. Mostly.

Creating a New Theme

Learn how to create a theme on Hugo

Theme author

35 minutes read

Pic 3

This tutorial will show you how to create a simple theme in Hugo. I assume that you are familiar with HTML, the bash command line, and that you are comfortable using Markdown to format content. I’ll explain how Hugo uses templates and how you can organize your templates to create a theme. I won’t cover using CSS to style your theme.

Unknown Author

7 minutes read

Pic 2

Hugo uses the excellent go html/template library for its template engine. It is an extremely lightweight engine that provides a very small amount of logic. In our experience that it is just the right amount of logic to be able to create a good static website. If you have used other template systems from different languages or frameworks you will find a lot of similarities in go templates.

Recent posts

See more



Documenting the process of processing the documentation.