An elegant open source and mobile first theme, extended with new integrations and layout improvements


Enhanced port of the Jekyll “Hyde” theme to the Hugo site generator. Check below for a list of enhancements.

You can find a live site using this theme here and the corresponding source code here.


$ cd your_site_repo/
$ mkdir themes
$ cd themes
$ git clone https://github.com/zyro/hyde-x

See the official Hugo themes documentation for more info.


This theme expects a relatively standard Hugo blog/personal site layout:

└── content
    ├── post
    |   ├── post1.md
    |   └── post2.md
    ├── license.md        // this is used in the sidebar footer link
    └── other_page.md

Just run hugo --theme=hyde-x to generate your site!


An example of what your site’s config.toml could look like. All theme-specific parameters are under [params] and standard Hugo parameters are used where possible.

baseurl = "http://example.com/"
title = "Your site title"
languageCode = "en-us"
disqusShortname = "your_disqus_shortname" # Optional, enable Disqus integration
MetaDataFormat = "toml"
theme = "hyde-x"
paginate = 10

    name = "Your Name"

    # Optional. Change the permalink format for the 'post' content type.
    # The format shown here is the same one Jekyll/Octopress uses by default.
    post = "/blog/:year/:month/:day/:title/"

    # Optional. Use if you want tags and lists.
    category = "categories"

# All parameters below here are optional and can be mixed and matched.
    # If false display full article contents in blog index.
    # Otherwise show description and 'read on' link to individual blog post page.
    # Default (if omitted) is true.
    truncate = true

    # Used when a given page doesn't set its own.
    defaultDescription = "Your default page description"
    defaultKeywords = "your,default,page,keywords"

    # Changes sidebar background and link/accent colours.
    # See below for more colour options.
    # This also works: "theme-base-08 layout-reverse", or just "layout-reverse".
    theme = "theme-base-08"

    # Select a syntax highight.
    # Check the static/css/highlight directory for options.
    highlight = "sunburst"

    # Displays under the author name in the sidebar, keep it short.
    # You can use markdown here.
    tagline = "Your favourite quote or soundbite."

    # Text for the top menu link, which goes the root URL for the site.
    # Default (if omitted) is "Blog".
    home = "Blog"

    # Metadata used to drive integrations.
    googleAuthorship = "Your Google+ profile ID"
    googleAnalytics = "Your Google Analytics tracking code"
    gravatarHash = "MD5 hash of your Gravatar email address"

    # Sidebar social links, these must be full URLs.
    github = ""
    bitbucket = ""
    linkedin = ""
    googleplus = ""
    facebook = ""
    twitter = ""
    youtube = ""

    # Other social-like sidebar links
    rss = false  # switch to true to enable RSS icon link
    flattr = ""  # populate with your flattr uid

Built-in colour themes

Hyde-X provides 8 built-in colour themes by default, with the option to define more in your own custom CSS.

Hyde-X theme classes


Changes and enhancements from the original theme


Obviously largely a port of the awesome Hyde theme.

Questions, ideas, bugs, pull requests?

All feedback is welcome! Head over to the issue tracker.


Open sourced under the MIT license.