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Basic Configuration

Here is the default configuration and basic parameters for your website. You can change those as per your requirements.

Default configuration

In this project folder, you will find a file called config.toml. Open this file in any text editor or IDE.

For maintaining it from forestry, you can find it at the bottom of the left sidebar. The file called 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. title is for the main title of your website.
  4. 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.
  5. disqusShortname add your Disqus shortname to enable comments on the blog section. To install Disqus please follow this tutorial.
  1. languageName is the name of the language.

Default Parameters

In this project folder, you will find a file called config.toml. Open this file in any text editor or IDE.

For maintaining it from forestry, you can find it at the bottom of the left sidebar. The file called Parameters

  1. description is for your default meta description. It shows on your homepage and other pages that have no meta description on this page front-matter.
  2. author is for the website author name. It is used in the meta author tag.
  3. contact_form_action is for activate your contact form. As Hugo generates a static site, so you need to activate this form by a third-party service. You can use any of them Airform, formspree, or Formsubmit. Go to any of the sites that you preferred, and get your form action from there. Then, paste it here. If you use Airform, your form action will be like this: https://airform.io/your@email.com.
  4. copyright is for copyright text at the bottom of the page.
  5. preloader is for your website preloader, which means it will show up until your website loads properly in the background. You can enable or disable preloader by setting the value of enable as true or false. If you want to put any image, logo, or animation as your preloader, give the file location in the preloader = , ex: preloader = images/preloader.gif. If you don’t want any logo or image, leave the preloader field empty. So it will show just a white screen when every component is loading.
  6. social is a loop item for your website’s social icons. You can add a loop item by following the existing loop. We are using the Thimify icon pack for this theme. You can choose more icons from here
  1. portrait is your sidebar image.
  2. bio is your sidebar biography, it supports markdown language.
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