Basic Configuration

In this root folder you will find a file called config.toml open this file in any text editor or IDE.

If your theme is not launched in your localhost, then check the theme name is correct in config.toml file. Then run hugo server command again.

Sitewide configuration

  1. baseURL field for your website URL / domain. Add your site URL here. Remember, you need to add a trailing slash at the end of the URL.
  2. languageCode defines your global site language. For more information, see Official Hugo Docs.
  3. theme sets up the used theme. If your theme is located in my-project/themes/theme-name folder, then the value for this parameter is theme-name.
  4. title is for the main title of your website.
  5. summaryLength decides how many words are in excerpts of your posts when they are displayed as a preview. The default summaryLength is 70 words.
  6. paginate set the number of posts shown on blog overview pages. If you have more than this amount of posts, pagination will be visible to navigate the next set of posts.
  7. disqusShortname add your Disqus shortname to enable comments on the blog section. To install Disqus please follow this tutorial.

Plugins

You can add third party plugins from here very easily, We create a loop for plugins, you will see two plugins loop here, first one is for css and last one is for js. just copy a loop item that you need and paste it in the bottom of the loop. and link correctly, after added a plugins, you maybe need to close the hugo server and run it again for rendered correctly.

Default Parameters

  1. Logo field is for your site logo, you can set a default logo for your site, just give here the logo directory.
  2. Home is for home in your navigation.
  3. description field is for your default meta description, it will show on your homepage and other page that have not any meta description on this page front-matter.
  4. author is for site author name.
  5. googleAnalitycsID is for turn on google analytics on your site, give your won analytics ID here.
  6. Contact Information is for contact page and footer. you can set your phone, email and location here.
  7. copyright is for copyright text in the very bottom of the page.
  8. preloader is for site preloader, you can enable or disable preloader by enable = true or false, then if you want any image, logo, or animation in preloader then give the location in preloader = , like preloader = images/preloader.gif or if you don’t want any logo or image then leave the preloader field empty, then it will show just a white screen when every component is loading. that’s simple.
  9. Search is for blog post search, you can enable or disable it from here.
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