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A minimal opinionated theme for Hugo


Gokarna is a minimalistic and fast theme with a focus on simplicity. It offers a customizable header, responsive design, and is available in light and dark themes. It supports native fonts, Feather icons, and SVG icons. The theme also includes features like syntax highlighting, SEO readiness, customizable table of contents, and an option to add custom JavaScript and CSS. Gokarna also offers math typesetting using Katex and provides installation and customization guides.


  • Minimalistic & fast: Gokarna focuses on simplicity and speed.
  • Customizable header: Users can customize the header according to their preferences.
  • Responsive: The theme is designed to provide a smooth experience across different devices.
  • Available in light and dark themes: Gokarna offers both light and dark theme options.
  • Native fonts and support for feather icons and SVG icons: The theme supports native fonts and provides options for using feather icons and SVG icons.
  • Syntax highlighting: Gokarna offers syntax highlighting for code snippets.
  • SEO Ready: The theme is optimized for search engines.
  • Table of contents: Users can configure the table of contents on a per-page basis.
  • Option to add custom JavaScript and CSS: Gokarna allows users to add their own custom JavaScript and CSS.
  • RSS Feed: The theme supports an RSS feed for easy content distribution.
  • Math typesetting using Katex: Gokarna supports mathematical typesetting using Katex.


To install the Gokarna theme, follow these steps:

  1. See the detailed installation steps in the documentation here.
  2. Follow the instructions provided in the documentation to download the theme files.
  3. Add the downloaded theme folder to your Hugo project's themes directory.
  4. Configure your Hugo site's config.toml file to use the Gokarna theme.


Gokarna is a minimalistic and fast theme that focuses on simplicity. It offers a range of features including customizable header, responsive design, light and dark themes, native fonts, syntax highlighting, SEO readiness, and more. With its easy installation process and customization options, Gokarna provides users with a flexible and efficient theme for their Hugo projects.