A minimalistic theme with the focus on blogging.


Minimalist is a responsive theme with a focus on blogging based on the Minimalistic Ghost theme made by Raphael Riegger . Noteworthy features of this Hugo theme are the integration of a comment-system powered by Disqus, easy localization (l10n), support for RSS feeds, syntax highlighting for source code and sharing options in the blog posts.



Inside the folder of your Hugo site run:

$ mkdir themes
$ cd themes
$ git clone

For more information read the official setup guide of Hugo.

The config file

Take a look inside the exampleSite folder of this theme. You’ll find a file called config.toml.

To use it, copy the config.toml in the root folder of your Hugo site. Play around with the settings to tweak your site as you like.

Localization (l10n)

Localization allows you to easily translate all strings in our website. Within exampleSite/data you’ll find a file called l10n.toml. If you’re not blogging in English replace all strings with their equivalents of your preferred language.

Nearly finished

In order to see your site in action, run Hugo’s built-in local server.

$ hugo server -w

Now enter localhost:1313 in the address bar of your browser.


Did you found a bug or got an idea for a new feature? Feel free to use the issue tracker to let me know. Or make directly a pull request.


This theme is released under the Apache License 2.0. For more information read the License.


Thanks to Steve Francia for creating Hugo and the awesome community around the project.