Or alternatively, download Academic and extract it into a themes/academic folder within your Hugo website.
If you are creating a new website, copy the contents of the exampleSite folder to your website root folder, overwriting existing files if necessary. The exampleSite folder contains an example config file and content to help you get started.
cp -av themes/academic/exampleSite/* .
Start the Hugo server from your website root folder:
hugo server --watch
Now you can go to localhost:1313 and your new Academic powered website should appear.
Build your site by running the hugo command. Then host it for free using Github Pages. Or alternatively, copy the generated public/ directory (by FTP, Rsync, etc.) to your production web server (such as your university’s hosting service).
Feel free to star the project on Github to help keep track of updates and check out the release notes prior to updating your site.
Before updating Academic, it is recommended to make a backup of your entire website directory, or at least your themes/academic directory.
Before updating for the first time, the remote origin repository should be renamed to upstream:
$ cd themes/academic
$ git remote rename origin upstream
If you have modified files in themes/academic, git will attempt to auto-merge changes. If conflicts are reported, you will need to manually edit the files with conflicts and add them back (git add <filename>).
If there are any issues after updating, you may wish to compare your site with the latest example site to check if any settings changed in config.toml or the +++ frontmatter of content files.
Feedback & Contributing
Please use the issue tracker to let me know about any bugs or feature requests, or alternatively make a pull request.