This article refers to the modern, up-to-date installation method of installing the theme locally as Hugo module.

Proxy (Optional)

If you’re located at China mainland without VPN, the Hugo module download may fail.

There are two proxies for this: GOPROXY.CN and GOPROXY.IO.


Please note that, Hugo doesn’t respect the GOPROXY env var, please use HUGO_MODULE_PROXY instead.

You can also set the module.proxy instead of using env var.


2  proxy = ''


2  proxy:


2   "module": {
3      "proxy": ""
4   }

Install a new site from scratch

Please use the starter template for your new site.

Install on an existing site

Turn your existing site into a Hugo module

1$ cd my-blog
2$ hugo mod init

Declare hugo-theme-bootstrap module as a site dependency

1$ hugo mod get[version]

The [version] can be one of Releases, branches or even commits.

Replace [version] with master for getting latest changes.

Copy example site content into your site

  • Clone the hugo-theme-bootstrap-skeleton repo into a temporary directory:
1$ git clone /tmp/hbs-skeleton
  • Copy example site configuration and content into your site:
1$ mkdir config
2$ cp -a /tmp/hbs-skeleton/config/* ./config
3$ cp -r /tmp/hbs-skeleton/content/* ./content
4$ cp -r /tmp/hbs-skeleton/archetypes/* ./archetypes
5$ cp -r /tmp/hbs-skeleton/static/* ./static
6$ cp -r /tmp/hbs-skeleton/assets/* ./assets
  • Delete the repo from your temporary directory again:
1$ rm -rf /tmp/hbs-skeleton/

Pull in dependencies via npm

  • Use node package manager npm to pull in dependencies for this theme:
1$ hugo mod npm pack
2$ npm install

Preview your site

Start hugo’s built-in webserver, and then navigate to http://localhost:1313/.

1$ hugo server