Thinny for Hugo

Hugo port of the Thinny theme, adapted for


  • Google Analytics (optional)
  • Disqus (can disable comments by content)
  • Share buttons on Facebook, Twitter, Google (can disable share by content)
  • Big cover image (optional)
  • Custom cover by content (optional)
  • Tagging
  • Pagination
  • Menu

Theme usage and asumptions

  • All blog posts are in the post folder (content/post)
  • The homepage displays a paginated list of contents from the post Section (other contents may be added to main menu, see bellow)


Installing this theme

mkdir themes
cd themes
git clone thinny

Build your website with this theme

hugo server -t thinny



BaseUrl= ""
LanguageCode= "en-UK"
Title= "My blog is awesome"
paginate = 5
DisqusShortname = "YOUR_SHORT_NAME_HERE"
Copyright = "All rights reserved - 2016"
canonifyurls = true

  description = "this is my description"
  cover = "images/cover.jpg"
  author = "Wouter Dullaert"
  authorlocation = "Belgium"
  authorwebsite = ""
  bio= "my bio"
  logo = "images/logo.png"
  googleAnalyticsUserID = "UA-79101-12"
  # Optional RSS-Link, if not provided it defaults to the standard index.xml
  RSSLink = ""
  githubName = "wdullaer"
  twitterName = "wouterdullaert"
  # facebookName = ""
  # linkedinName = ""
  # set true if you are not proud of using Hugo (true will hide the footer note "Proudly published with HUGO.....")
  hideHUGOSupport = false

Example : config.toml

Multiple authors configuration

In addition to providing data for a single author as shown in the example above, multiple authors
can be configured via data/authors/*.(yml, toml, json) entries. If the key provided in matched a data/authors/* entry, it will be used as the default. Overrides
per page can be done by a simple author = other_author_key entry in the front matter. For those
pages where you want to omit the author block completely, a .Params.noauthor entry is also

Example author definition file:

name: John Doe
bio: The most uninteresting man in the world.
location: Normal, IL
thumbnail: images/john.png

Example override author per page file:

author = ""
date = "2014-07-11T10:54:24+02:00"
title = ""

Contents here

On top right of the screen, a "Subscribe" button is displayed with a link to the RSS feed.

When you define a menu in the main config file, Then a menu button is displayed instead of the subscribe button
When the use clicks the menu button, a sidebar appears and shows the subscribe button and all items defined in the main config file

:information_source: If your added a metadata like menu="main" in a content file metadata, it will also be displayed in the main menu

Example of a menu definition in main config file.

  name = "My Blog"
  weight = -120
  identifier = "blog"
  url = "/"

  name = "About me"
  weight = -110
  identifier = "about"
  url = "/about"

Metadata on each content file, example

author = ""
date = "2014-07-11T10:54:24+02:00"
draft = false
title = "dotScale 2014 as a sketch"
slug = "dotscale-2014-as-a-sketch"
tags = ["event","dotScale","sketchnote"]
image = "images/2014/Jul/titledotscale.png"
comments = true     # set false to hide Disqus comments
share = true        # set false to share buttons
menu = ""           # set "main" to add this content to the main menu

Contents here

Create new content based with default metadata from this theme

You can easyly create a new content with all metadatas used by this theme, using this command

hugo new -t thinny post/