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Initio theme for Hugo

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Hugo-Initio is ported from the Initio template by for Hugo.


Original Template Info

Licensing: Creative Commons (for more options, go to the original template site)
Released: Feb 21, 2014
Last Updated: Feb 21, 2014
Version: 1.0
Bootstrap: 3.3.4 or higher
Libraries: jQuery
Designer: Sergey Pozhilov


$ cd /<your-hugo-site-directory>
$ git submodule add themes/hugo-initio

More info: hugo setup guide


Live Demo

Example Site



You can show or hide each home page section from the config.toml:

showSubheader = true
showServices = true
showRecentWorks = true
showDownloads = true
showClients = true


You can show or hide each footer widget from the config.toml:

showFooterContact = true
showfooterFollowMe = true
showFooterTextWidget = true
showFooterFormWidget = true

Social Networks

You can add as many social networks as you want in the array following this template:

  title = "facebook"
  url = ""
  icon = "fa-facebook-square"
  footer = true
  sharethis = true
  network = "facebook"

See the whole configuration in the config.toml file.


Powered by Disqus

    site = "your-disqus-short-name"

Disable the comments system by leaving the empty.

Google Analytics

    trackerID = "GA-000000000-0"

Disable the Google Analytics by leaving empty.

Almost there...

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

$ cd exampleSite
$ hugo server -t ../..

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



  • Found a bug?
  • Got an idea for a new feature?

Let me know it using the issue tracker. Or make it directly: pull request.


This port is released under the MIT License. Check the original theme license for additional licensing information.


Thanks to Steve Francia for creating Hugo and the awesome community around the project. And also thanks to Sergey Pozhilov for creating this awesome theme.

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