We predefined two types of menus: main and footer, represents the top app bar menus and the footer menus, respectively. This article will briefly introduce how to use the menus.

Menu Entry Properties#

nameStringThe name of menu.
identifierStringThe ID of menu.
weightNumberThe weight of menu that used for sorting in ascending order.
parentStringThe identifier of parent menu entry.
urlStringThe URL of menu.
preStringThe leading string before menu name.
postStringThe trailing string after menu name.
paramsObjectMenu parameters.
params.dividerBooleantrue means divider.

See also Menu Entry Properties.



The menu configuration file is located in config/_default/menu.toml by default.

Let’s take main menu as an example:

 2  name = "FooBar"
 3  identifier = "foobar"
 4  weight = 1
 5  pre = '<i class="fas fa-fw fa-chevron-circle-down me-1"></i>'
 7  name = "Foo"
 8  identifier = "foo"
 9  parent = "foobar"
10  url = "https://github.com/razonyang/hugo-theme-bootstrap"
11  weight = 1
13  parent = "foobar"
14  identifier = "foobar-divider"
15  weight = 2
16  [main.params]
17    divider = true
19  name = "Bar"
20  identifier = "bar"
21  parent = "foobar"
22  url = "https://github.com/razonyang/hugo-theme-bootstrap/discussions/new"
23  weight = 3

Main Menus

As the image shown, we created a top level menu called foobar, that contains sub menus and divider.

Front Matter#

We can also configure menu via page front matter.

2  parent = "support"
3  weight = 6
5  parent = "support"
6  weight = 6
7  pre = '<i class="fas fa-fw fa-question-circle me-1"></i>'

The code snippet appends the page to the main and footer menu.

It’s no need to specify the url and name parameters.