This is a brief guide to managing content with the Academic framework. Content can include publications, projects, talks, and news/blog articles. After you have read this guide about creating and managing content, you may also be interested to learn about writing content with Markdown, LaTeX, and Shortcodes.
To enable LaTeX math rendering for a page, you should include
math = true in the page’s
+++ preamble, as demonstrated in the included example site. Otherwise, to enable math on the homepage or for all pages, you must globally set
math = true in
To disable source code highlighting by default for all pages, set
highlight = false in
config.toml. You can then enable source code highlighting only on pages that need it by setting
highlight = true in that page’s preamble. See the code-highlighting docs for more details.
To display a featured image in content page headers, the parameters below can be inserted towards the end of a page’s
+++ preamble. It is assumed that the image is located in your
static/img/ folder, so the full path in the example below will be
caption parameter can be used to write an image caption or credit.
[header] image = "headers/getting-started.png" caption = "Image credit: [**Academic**](https://github.com/gcushen/hugo-academic/)"
If you wish to prevent a featured image automatically being used for a post’s thumbnail on the homepage, the
preview = false parameter can be added to
Create a publication
To create a new publication:
hugo new publication/my-paper-name.md
Then edit the default variables at the top of
content/publication/my-paper-name.md to include the details of your publication. The
url_ variables are used to generate links associated with your publication, such as for viewing PDFs of papers. Here is an example:
+++ abstract = "An abstract..." authors = ["First author's name", "Second author's name"] date = "2013-07-01" image = "" image_preview = "" math = false publication = "The publishing part of the citation goes here. You may use *Markdown* for italics etc." title = "A publication title, such as title of a paper" url_code = "" url_dataset = "" url_pdf = "pdf/my-paper-name.pdf" url_project = "" url_slides = "" url_video = "" +++ Further details on your publication can be written here using *Markdown* for formatting. This text will be displayed on the Publication Detail page.
url_ links can either point to local or web content. Associated local publication content, such as PDFs, may be copied to a
static/pdf/ folder and referenced like
url_pdf = "pdf/my-paper-name.pdf".
You can also associate custom link buttons with the publication by adding the following block(s) within the variable preamble above, which is denoted by
[[url_custom]] name = "Custom Link" url = "http://www.example.org"
If you enabled
detailed_list for publications in
config.toml, then there are a few more optional variables that you can include in the publication page preamble. You may use
abstract_short = "friendly summary of abstract" and
publication_short = "abbreviated publication details" to display a friendly summary of the abstract and abbreviate the publication details, respectively. Furthermore, there is the option to display a different image on the homepage to the publication detail page by setting
image_preview = "my-image.jpg". This can be useful if you wish to scale down the image for the homepage or simply if you just wish to show a different image for the preview.
Any double quotes (
") or backslashes (e.g. LaTeX
\times) occurring within the value of any frontmatter parameter (such as the abstract) should be escaped with a backslash (
\). For example, the symbol
" and LaTeX text
\\times, respectively. Refer to the TOML documentation for more info.
Post an article
To create a blog/news article:
hugo new post/my-article-name.md
Then edit the newly created file
content/post/my-article-name.md with your full title and content.
Hugo will automatically generate summaries of posts that appear on the homepage. If you are dissatisfied with an automated summary, you can either limit the summary length by appropriately placing
<!--more--> in the article body, or completely override the automated summary by adding a
summary parameter to the
+++ preamble such that:
summary = "Summary of my post."
To disable commenting for a specific post, you can add
disable_comments = true to the post
+++ preamble. Or to disable commenting for all posts, you can either set
disqusShortname = "" or
disable_comments = true in
Create a project
To create a project:
hugo new project/my-project-name.md
Then edit the newly created file
content/project/my-project-name.md. Either you can link the project to an external project website by setting the
external_link = "http://external-project.com" variable at the top of the file, or you can add content (below the final
+++) in order to render a project page on your website.
Create a talk
To create a talk:
hugo new talk/my-talk-name.md
Then edit the newly created file
content/talk/my-talk-name.md with your full talk title and details. Note that many of the talk parameters are similar to the publication parameters.
Manage node index pages
The node index pages (e.g.
/post/) are the special pages which list all of your content. They can exist for blog posts, publications, and talks. The homepage widgets will automatically link to the node index pages when you have more items of content than can be displayed in the widget. Therefore, if you don’t have much content, you may not see the automatic links yet - but you can also manually link to them using a normal Markdown formatted link in your content.
You can edit the title and add your own content, such as an introduction, by creating and editing the following content files for the node indexes:
hugo new post/_index.md hugo new publication/_index.md hugo new talk/_index.md
Then remove all parameters except for
date. Edit the
title parameter as desired and add any content after the
+++ preamble/frontmatter ends. For example, you should have something similar to:
+++ title = "List of my posts" date = "2017-01-01T00:00:00Z" math = false highlight = false +++ Below is an automatically generated list of all my blog posts!
Generally, to remove content, simply delete the relevant file from your
View your updated site
After you have made changes to your site, you can view it by running the
hugo server --watch command and then opening localhost:1313 in your web browser.
Deploy your site
Finally, you can build the static website to a
public/ folder ready for deployment using the
You may then deploy your site by copying the
public/ directory (by FTP, SFTP, WebDAV, Rsync, git push, etc.) to your production web server.
Note that running
hugo does not remove any previously generated files before building. Therefore, it’s best practice to delete your
public/ directory prior to running
hugo to ensure no old or interim files are deployed to your server.