Mediumish Theme

This theme for gohugo is a customized port based on the Mediumish Jekyll-Theme by WowThemesNet. The original theme ships with a few more features than this ported version but i also added features which the original version did not include.


  • Landingpage
  • 404-Page
  • Posts
    • tags can be used
    • shareable via socialmedia
  • Custom pagination
  • Prev/Next-Links
  • Tag-Overview in Jumbotron
  • Integrations:
    • Disqus Comments
    • Google Analytics
    • Mailchimp


Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:

$ cd themes
$ git clone


Most image files should be placed somewhere within the static folder of your gohugo website. This allows them to be easily referenced from the config.toml or files. You may structure the files and folders within static however you'd like, with one exception: There must be a file named jumbotron.jpg present under the path static/images as it is referenced in the .css.

Post Example

To create a simple post use the hugo new command as usual.

hugo new blog/

You then have a few options which i want to point out in the following.

title: "My first post"
date: 2018-10-01T15:25:19+02:00
publishdate: 2018-10-07T11:17:14+02:00
lastmod: 2018-10-08T18:55:29+02:00
image: "/images/Test.jpg"
tags: ["post", "interesting"]
type: "post"
comments: false
# Lorem ipsum
Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aenean semper libero quis dictum dapibus. Nulla egestas vitae augue eu rutrum. Duis ullamcorper dictum ipsum. Interdum et malesuada fames ac ante ipsum primis in faucibus. Suspendisse tortor dui, fermentum non dapibus id, volutpat non odio.

publishdate: is displayed at the top of the single-view
lastmod: is displayed as a hint on the single-view
image: is displayed in the list- and single-view
tags: are used as usual, just add the tags you want to use. They are displayed in the jumbotron on the list-view, and on the bottom of each single-view
comments: true/false to turn on/off disqus-comments

Static Content

I added a customized layout for content of type "static", which means that posts in the folder "static" are displayed as standalone pages. I also disabled the list-layout for this folder.

For example: to create an imprint, simply go with the following command and add your markdown-text.

hugo new static/


You should at least specify the following default params in your config.toml

baseURL = ""
languageCode = "en-us"
title = "Mediumish"
theme = "mediumish-gohugo-theme"
summaryLength = 25
copyright = "John Doe - All rights reserved"
disqusShortname = "shortDisquis"
googleAnalytics = "UA-1XXXXXXX1-X"

title: is displayed on the postlist and on each post as the title
summaryLength: feel free to play around with this
copyright: is displayed in the footer next to the copyright-logo
disqusShortname: provide your disqusShortname
googleAnalytics: provide your googleAnalytics-Code

General Params

  logo = "/images/icon.png"
  description ="the clean blog!"
  mailchimp = "you can provide a mailchimp-link here, see below"
  mailprotect = "you can provide a protector-name here, see below"

logo: is displayed in titlebar and alertbar
description: is displayed under title
mailchimp and mailprotect: provide links to a mailchimp-list and a mailchimp-protector id, the following screenshot should clarify. if not specified the alertbar for mail-subscription doesn't show up.


Author Params

  name = "John Doe"
  thumbnail = "/images/author.jpg"
  description = "Creator of this blog."


Landingpage Params

  picture = "/images/author.jpg"
  title = "John Doe"
  subtitle = "I'm a unique placeholder. Working here and there!"
  mdtext = '''Currently trying to get this blog running, still don't know what the blog will be about!\
**This textblock is a demonstration of the mdtext-param.**\
### This is a markdown heading'''
  alertbar = true

You can currently provide your username from github, linkedin, xing, twitter, medium. They will be displayed as icons on the landingpage.

  github = "<username>"
  linkedin = "<username>"
  xing = "<username>"
  medium = "<username>"
  twitter = "<username>"
  instagram = "<username>"