For more information read the official setup guide of Hugo.
After installing the Universal theme successfully, we recommend you to take a look at the exampleSite directory. You will find a working Hugo site configured with the Universal theme that you can use as a starting point for your site.
First, let’s take a look at the config.toml. It will be useful to learn how to customize your site. Feel free to play around with the settings.
You can change the color of the theme by modifying the following key.
Create css/custom.css in your <<base dir>>/static folder and add all your custom styling.
The optional comments system is powered by Disqus. If you want to enable comments, create an account in Disqus and write down your shortname.
disqusShortname = "your-disqus-short-name"
You can disable the comments system by leaving the disqusShortname empty.
You can optionally enable Google Analytics. Type your tracking code in the ``.
googleAnalytics = "UA-XXXXX-X"
Leave the googleAnalytics key empty to disable it.
Make the contact form working
Since this page will be static, you can use formspree.io as proxy to send the actual email. Each month, visitors can send you up to one thousand emails without incurring extra charges. Begin the setup by following the steps below:
Enter your email address under ‘email’ in the config.toml
Upload the generated site to your server
Send a dummy email yourself to confirm your account