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. 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.
  3. title is for the main title of your website.
  4. summaryLength decides how many words are in excerpts of your posts when they are displayed as a preview. The default summaryLength is 70 words.
  5. defaultContentLanguage field is for your site default language, which will load first with your site load.
  6. disableLanguages field is for disabling languages. If you don’t want to show one or multiple languages, then you can add the language name here. It will disable those languages from your site. For example, disableLanguages = ["fr"] will disable the french language from your site.
  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. 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.
  3. author is for site author name.
  4. googleAnalitycsID is for turn on google analytics on your site, give your won analytics ID here.
  5. 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.
  6. social is for social icon. you can choose more icon from here
  7. Language is for multilingual content. we used two language here. you can add more language following this example content.
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