Cactus is a minimalistic theme for bloggers based on the default theme of the same-named Cactus static site generator written in Python and Nick Balestra’s Jekyll port. Noteworthy features of this Hugo theme are the integration of a comment-system powered by Disqus, a customizable about page, support for RSS feeds, syntax highlighting for source code and sharing options for blog posts.
Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:
$ mkdir themes $ cd themes $ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:digitalcraftsman/hugo-cactus-theme.git
For more information read the official setup guide of Hugo.
The config file
To use it, copy the
config.toml in the root folder of your Hugo site. Feel free to change strings as you like to customize your website.
Use the about page to introduce yourself to your visitors. You can customize the content as you like in the
config.toml. Furthermore, you should replace the avatar placeholder with a great image of yourself.
This theme features a comment system powered by Disqus too. Just add your Disqus-shortname to the
config.toml and let readers respond to your blog posts.
In order to see your site in action, run Hugo’s built-in local server.
$ hugo server -w
localhost:1313 in the address bar of your browser.
This theme is released under the MIT license. For more information read the License.
Thanks to Steve Francia for creating Hugo and the awesome community around the project.