Hello everyone, I am excited to announce the release of a new theme available on the static website engine, Hugo . This is my first theme I have ever created so be gentle. The theme, Hugo Future Imperfect , is available on the theme showcase section of the Hugo website. The theme’s name is also no coincidence. It happens to be a port of a theme available on HTML5 UP . Let’s go over what this theme can do for you.
I’ve been trying out Hugo recently for my website which is a great and fun tool to use. There is a particular feature that you can use which I find to be very helpful. This feature is called shortcodes . What are shortcodes exactly? Here is a brief explanation from their website:
Hugo uses Markdown for its simple content format. However, there are a lot of things that Markdown doesn’t support well. We are unwilling to accept being constrained by our simple format. Also unacceptable is writing raw HTML in our Markdown every time we want to include unsupported content such as a video…
To avoid both of these limitations, Hugo created shortcodes.
A shortcode is a simple snippet inside a content file that Hugo will render using a predefined template.