Hugo PaperMod

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Hugo PaperMod

A fast, clean, responsive Hugo theme.


Hugo PaperMod is a theme based on hugo-paper that aims to add more features and customization options to the original theme. It offers a range of features such as asset generation, different modes, table of contents generation, social icons, multilingual support, SEO-friendly elements, multiple author support, and more. The theme does not require additional dependencies like webpack or nodejs for editing. The installation process and additional documentation can be found in the Wiki.


  • Hugo's asset generator: Includes pipelining, fingerprinting, bundling, and minification by default.
  • 3 Modes: Regular Mode, Home-Info Mode, and Profile Mode.
  • Table of Content Generation: Provides a newer implementation of generating table of contents.
  • Archive of posts: Allows access to archived posts.
  • Social Icons: Includes social media icons in home-info and profile modes.
  • Social-Media Share buttons on posts: Enables sharing buttons for individual posts.
  • Menu location indicator: Indicates the current menu location.
  • Multilingual support: Supports multiple languages with a language selector.
  • Taxonomies: Provides taxonomies for organizing content.
  • Cover image for each post: Allows adding a cover image for each post, with responsive image support.
  • Light/Dark theme: Automatically switches between light and dark themes based on browser theme, and provides a theme-switch button.
  • SEO Friendly: Includes elements that are optimized for search engine optimization.
  • Multiple Author support: Allows multiple authors for different posts.
  • Search Page with Fuse.js: Provides a search page using Fuse.js.
  • Other Posts suggestion below a post: Includes suggestions for other posts below each post.
  • Breadcrumb Navigation: Provides breadcrumb navigation for easy navigation.
  • Code Block Copy buttons: Includes buttons to easily copy code blocks.
  • No additional dependencies: Does not require webpack, nodejs, or other additional dependencies for editing the theme.


To install Hugo PaperMod theme, follow these steps:

  1. Obtain the minimum required version of Hugo: hugo-papermodMinimum Hugo Version
  2. Clone the theme repository from GitHub: GitHubCode
  3. Copy the theme folder to your Hugo project's themes directory.
  4. Set the theme in your Hugo project's configuration file.
  5. Customize the theme as desired.

For detailed installation instructions, please refer to the [PaperMod - Installation](link to Wiki page) page in the project's Wiki.


Hugo PaperMod is a feature-rich theme for Hugo-based websites. It offers a wide range of customization options and additional features compared to the original hugo-paper theme. With its asset generation, different modes, table of contents generation, social icons, and multilingual support, among other features, it provides users with the ability to create visually appealing and highly functional websites. The theme does not require additional dependencies and can be easily installed by following the provided installation guide. For more information, refer to the project's documentation in the Wiki.


Hugo is an open-source static site generator that features fast build times, flexible themes, support for multiple content formats, multilingual websites, live reloading, and an active community. It allows developers to easily create and deploy SEO-friendly and mobile-responsive websites.


Blog websites feature posts written by one or more authors, organized by categories and tags, with a section for comments and archives sorted by date or topic. Additional features may include search bar, social media sharing, subscription or RSS feed, about and contact pages, and visual content.


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Templates & Themes

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