You can also choose one of the 3 possibilities to install the theme:
as Hugo Module
as a standalone local directory
as a git submodule
⚠️ The theme needs at least Hugo Extended v0.90.x.
Install theme as Hugo Module
# If this is the first time you're using Hugo Modules# in your project. You have to initiate your own module before# you fetch the theme module.## hugo mod init [your website/module name]hugo mod get github.com/panr/hugo-theme-terminal
and in your config file add:
# this is needed when you fetch the theme as a submodule to your repo.# replacements = "github.com/panr/hugo-theme-terminal -> themes/terminal"[[module.imports]]
path = 'github.com/panr/hugo-theme-terminal'
Keep in mind that the theme by default won’t show up in the themes directory. This means that you are using the theme as it was on the repository at the moment you fetched it. Your local go.sum file keeps all the references. Read more about Hugo Modules in the official documentation.
This will install the repository as a sumbodule in the themes/terminal directory.
⚠️ If you encounter any issues with:
Error: module "terminal" not found; either add it as a Hugo Module or store it in "[...your custom path]/themes".: module does not exist
then please try to remove theme = "terminal" from your config file.
How to run your site
hugo server -t terminal
and go to localhost:1313 in your browser. From now on all the changes you make will go live, so you don’t need to refresh your browser every single time.
How to configure
The theme doesn’t require any advanced configuration. Just copy:
baseurl = "/"languageCode = "en-us"# Add it only if you keep the theme in the `themes` directory.# Remove it if you use the theme as a remote Hugo Module.theme = "terminal"paginate = 5[params]
# dir name of your main content (default is `content/posts`).# the list of set content will show up on your index page (baseurl).contentTypeName = "posts"# ["orange", "blue", "red", "green", "pink"]themeColor = "orange"# if you set this to 0, only submenu trigger will be visibleshowMenuItems = 2# show selector to switch languageshowLanguageSelector = false# set theme to full screen widthfullWidthTheme = false# center theme with default widthcenterTheme = false# if your resource directory contains an image called `cover.(jpg|png|webp)`,# then the file will be used as a cover automatically.# With this option you don't have to put the `cover` param in a front-matter.autoCover = true# set post to show the last updated# If you use git, you can set `enableGitInfo` to `true` and then post will automatically get the last updatedshowLastUpdated = false# set a custom favicon (default is a `themeColor` square)# favicon = "favicon.ico"# Provide a string as a prefix for the last update date. By default, it looks like this: 2020-xx-xx [Updated: 2020-xx-xx] :: Author# updatedDatePrefix = "Updated"# set all headings to their default size (depending on browser settings)# oneHeadingSize = true # default# whether to show a page's estimated reading time# readingTime = false # default# whether to show a table of contents# can be overridden in a page's front-matter# Toc = false # default# set title for the table of contents# can be overridden in a page's front-matter# TocTitle = "Table of Contents" # default[params.twitter]
# set Twitter handles for Twitter cards# see https://developer.twitter.com/en/docs/tweets/optimize-with-cards/guides/getting-started#card-and-content-attribution# do not include @creator = ""site = ""[languages]
languageName = "English"title = "Terminal"subtitle = "A simple, retro theme for Hugo"owner = ""keywords = ""copyright = ""menuMore = "Show more"readMore = "Read more"readOtherPosts = "Read other posts"newerPosts = "Newer posts"olderPosts = "Older posts"missingContentMessage = "Page not found..."missingBackButtonLabel = "Back to home page" [languages.en.params.logo]
logoText = "Terminal"logoHomeLink = "/" [languages.en.menu]
identifier = "about"name = "About"url = "/about" [[languages.en.menu.main]]
identifier = "showcase"name = "Showcase"url = "/showcase"[module]
# In case you would like to make changes to the theme and keep it locally in you repository,# uncomment the line below (and correct the local path if necessary).# --# replacements = "github.com/panr/hugo-theme-terminal -> themes/terminal"[[module.imports]]
path = 'github.com/panr/hugo-theme-terminal'
to config.toml file in your Hugo root directory and change params fields. In case you need, here’s a YAML version.
NOTE: Please keep in mind that currently main menu doesn’t support nesting.
If you are using as a remote Hugo Module (you don’t have the theme files in the theme/terminal) and you have to override only some of the styles, you can do this easily by adding static/style.css in your root directory and point things you want to change.
If you have the theme files in the theme directory, then you can directly edit anything in the theme, you just have to go to themes/terminal and modify the files. No compilation step needed.
The theme is in constant development since 2019 and has got many cool features that helped many of you and made the theme better. But there were also many features that I wasn’t sure about because I want to keep the theme as simple as possible.
So, let’s say you have an idea of how to extend the theme. That’s cool and you’re welcome to do that, just follow these steps:
fork the theme
implement the feature
write an instruction how to use the feature
give a working example of the implementation for other users
add info about your work to COMMUNITY-FEATURES.md
make a PR with edited COMMUNITY-FEATURES.md
This will help keeping the theme close to its roots, and also allow anyone who wishes to improve it and match their needs, to do whatever they want.
Sounds OK? Cool, let’s rock! 🤘
Terminal theme user?
I’d be happy to know more about you and what you are doing. If you want to share it, please make a contribution and add your site to the list! 🤗