When building the website, you can set a theme by using --theme option. We suggest you to edit your configuration file and set the theme by default. Example with config.toml format.

Import sample config from sample site to Hugo root:

$ cp themes/docdock/exampleSite/config.toml .

Change following config.toml line as needed, depending on method above:

theme = "<hugo-theme-docdock-dir-name>"

Comment out following line, so default themes/ will be used:

# themesdir = "../.."

If not already present, add the follow lines to the config.toml file.

home = [ "HTML", "RSS", "JSON"]

LUNRJS search index file will be generated on content changes.


Create empty file .gitkeep inside public/ and add following to .gitignore. This way it will keep repo smaller and won’t bring build result files and errors to remote checkout places:


Preview site

$ hugo server

to browse site on http://localhost:1313

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