Pickles is a modern, simple and beautiful Hugo theme.


  • Modern, Simple and beautiful design
  • Medium's Image Zoom(zoom.js)
  • Social links(Twitter,Facebook,Instagram,Google+,GitHub,GitLab,npm,Codepen,Dribbble,500px,Flickr,Pinterest,Tumblr,Vimeo,YouTube,Linkedin)
  • Support for Related Content
  • Support for tags
  • Analytics with Google Analytics
  • Responsive design
  • SVG Sprite

Use short code for Image Zoom.

{{% zoom-img src="/images/default.jpg" %}}


  • gulp
  • webpack
  • PostCSS
  • Babel
  • SVG Sprite
  • Standard


In your hugo site directory, run:

$ mkdir themes
$ cd themes
$ git clone -b release https://github.com/mismith0227/hugo_theme_pickles

Or download it from the release branch



Use hugo's -t hugo_theme_pickles or --theme=hugo_theme_pickles option with hugo commands. Example:

$ hugo server -t hugo_theme_pickles -w -D


You may specify following options in config.toml of your site to make use of
this theme's features.

For getting started with Pickles, copy the config.toml file from the exampleSite directory inside Pickles’s repository to your site repository.

$ cp themes/hugo_theme_pickles/exampleSite/config.toml .

Now, you can start editing this file and add your own information!


Pull requests, bug fixes and new features are welcome!

Please create feature branches from develop and submit a PR for any change.


  1. Install Node modules

     $ yarn
  2. Run gulp. You don't need to install gulp globally.

     // Development
     $ yarn run dev
     $ // On another tab
     $ hugo server
     // Production (compress)
     $ yarn run prod
     $ // On another tab
     $ hugo server
     // Build
     $ yarn run build