Getting Started

See the Quickstart guide at Home before reading the following contents.

Add more document pages

You can create more pages by hugo new command.

$ hugo new

If you want to quick access for the page, you can utilize Hugo’s built-in Menu System to customize navigation bar in header.

For this purpose, add an entry of [[menu.main]] in your config.toml (or config.yaml):

# config.toml
  name = "<Text to show>"
  url  = "<relative-path-to-page>"
  weight = <integer value>

Then you can access the page by link in navigation bar at header of the site.

See Hugo’s documentation for more options of Menu System.


  • Nested menus are not supported.
  • Before v1.3.0, [[menu.main]] is not supported. Instead, [[params.mainMenu]] is used for navigation menu.

Add Index Page

Index page shows all your page list in section hierarchy.

To add index page to your site, follow these steps:

1) Create index/_dummy page by hugo new command:

$ hugo new index/

2) Add an entry of [[menu.main]] in config file which links to index:

# config.toml
  name   = "Index"
  url    = "/index/"
  weight = 900

Categorize and Tagging pages

You can add one or more categories and tags to pages.

All category list appears as drop-down menu at the header navigation bar.
If you set params.noCategoryLink true in your config.toml, the drop-down menu disappears:

  noCategoryLink = true

Add Search Form by Google

You can add search form on navbar by adding configuration param params.searchDomain:

# config.toml
  searchDomain = ""

This adds search form using Google site search.

Other Configurations

Here is an example of config.toml including all customizable parameters for this theme:

baseurl   = ""
title     = "Your Site"
theme     = "bootie-docs"
copyright = "Copyright (c) 2017, Your Name; All rights reserved."

  description    = "Brief description for your site."
  withSitePosts  = true
  searchDomain   = ""
  #noCategoryLink = true
  repositoryUrl  = "http://your-repository-url"
  highlightStyle = "github"

  name   = "About"
  url    = "/about/"
  weight = 100

  name   = "Usage"
  url    = "/usage/"
  weight = 200

  name   = "Index"
  url    = "/index/"
  weight = 900
  • Title is shown in header navigation bar and on top page.
  • Copyright is shown in footer (optional).
  • Params.description is shown on top page.
  • When params.withSitePosts is set true, a link appears on top page which leads you to the listing page of the posts in your site under the post/ directory.
  • Params.repositoryUrl is shown in footer (optional).
  • Params.highlightStyle is used to change the style of highlight.js.
    You can find available styles in static/css/highlight directory.

Add site-customized CSS

You can add styles to customize site’s UI into file: static/css/site.css.
The CSS is loaded by Bootie Docs.