Easily create beautifully simple academic or personal sites
Academic: the personal website framework for Hugo
Academic is a framework to help you create a beautiful website quickly. Perfect for personal, student, or academic websites. Check out the latest demo of what you’ll get in less than 10 minutes.
- Easily manage your homepage, blog posts, publications, talks, and projects
- Configurable widgets available for Biography, Publications, Projects, News/Blog, Talks, and Contact
- Need a different section? Just use the Custom widget!
- Write in Markdown for easy formatting and code highlighting, with LaTeX for mathematical expressions
- Social/academic network linking, Google Analytics, and Disqus comments
- Responsive and mobile friendly
- Simple and refreshing one page design
- Easy to customize
Install Hugo and create a new website by typing the following commands in your Terminal or Command Prompt app:
hugo new site my_website cd my_website
Install Academic with git:
git clone https://github.com/gcushen/hugo-academic.git themes/academic
Or alternatively, download Academic and extract it into a
themes/academicfolder within your Hugo website.
If you are creating a new website, copy the contents of the
exampleSitefolder to your website root folder, overwriting existing files if necessary. The
exampleSitefolder 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
hugocommand. 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).
Before upgrading Academic, it is recommended to make a backup of your entire website directory, or at least your
Before upgrading for the first time, the remote origin repository should be renamed to upstream:
$ cd themes/academic $ git remote rename origin upstream
To list available updates:
$ cd themes/academic $ git fetch upstream $ git log --pretty=oneline --abbrev-commit --decorate HEAD..upstream/master
Then, upgrade by running:
$ git pull 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 upgrading, you may wish to compare your site with the latest example site to check if any settings changed.
Feedback & Contributing
Please use the issue tracker to let me know about any bugs or feature requests, or alternatively make a pull request.
For general questions about Hugo, there is a Hugo discussion forum.
Copyright 2017 George Cushen.
Released under the MIT license.