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# Terminimal
# Terminimal-Light
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Live demo here:
This theme is a fork (not a port) of "Terminal" Hugo theme
by Radosław Kozieł (aka. panr):
This is a fork of
[Terminimal](, a Zola theme
forked of "Terminal" Hugo theme by Radosław Kozieł (aka. panr):
Many thanks for that outstanding original theme, Radek!
## Changes compared to the original theme
- Slight changes in the layout and styling.
- Content has been centered (instead of left-aligned).
- The header stripes have been spaced out.
- Tweaks to pagination, especially on mobile (small screens).
- The post title underline is dashed instead of doubly-dotted.
- All links are underlined, as per
[Brutalist Web Design Guidelines](
- Tweaks to header font sizes.
- Minor footer tweaks.
- Absolutely **no JavaScript**.
- No JavaScript needed to pre-process anything.
Zola with its Sass pre-processor is the only dependency.
- There's no menu trigger.
- Things load crazy fast, as it's all static content.
- Prism.js syntax highlighting is not supported (you can use
- All references to social media (e.g. Twitter, OpenGraph) have been removed.
- All references to external URLs (e.g. Google CDN) have been removed.
This theme's static assets are meant to be served from where it's hosted.
- [Hack]( is the default font.
- The default color theme is blue (original uses orange).
### New features
- You can pick the accent color as well as background color.
There's a new `dark` background. See [Configuration](#configuration)
below for details.
- Active "section" links will change color indicating the
active section. This is all static, done at template level.
## Features retained from the original
- 5 color themes, depending on your preference:
blue (default), green, orange, pink, red.
- The shortcodes `image` and `figure` (See [Shortcodes](#shortcodes)).
- Fully responsive.
## How to start
Option A: clone the theme directly into your Zola site folder:
$ git clone themes/terminimal
Option B: include it as a git submodule (it's better if you plan to use CI builders):
$ git submodule add themes/terminimal
Then in your `config.toml` set:
theme = "terminimal"
# Sass compilation is required
compile_sass = true
Also see the Zola documentation on using themes:
## Shortcodes
The theme adds two custom shortcodes related to image handling.
### `image`
Used to show images.
Required arguments:
- **`src`**
Optional arguments:
- **`alt`**
- **`position`** (center \[default\] | left | right)
- **`style`**
{{ image(src="/img/hello.png", alt="Hello Friend",
position="left", style="border-radius: 8px;") }}
### `figure`
Same as `image`, but with a few extra optional arguments:
- **`caption`**
- **`caption_position`** (center \[default\] | left | right)
- **`caption_style`**
{{ figure(src="",
style="width: 25%;",
caption="Ferris, the (unofficial) Rust mascot",
caption_style="font-weight: bold; font-style: italic;") }}
## Configuration
### Colors
Both the accent colors and background colors are
By default, both accent and background are set
to `blue`.
To configure menu, add this in `[extra]` section
of your `config.toml`:
# One of: blue, green, orange, pink, red.
# Defaults to blue.
accent_color = "green"
# One of: blue, dark, green, orange, pink, red.
# Enabling dark background will also modify primary font color
# to be darker.
# Defaults to accent color (or, if not accent color specified, to blue).
background_color = "dark"
### Logo text and link
You can set the "logo" text and what it links to,
by modifying `config.toml` like so:
# The logo text - defaults to "Terminimal theme"
logo_text = "My blog"
# The logo link - defaults to base_url.
logo_home_link = "/take/me/away!"
### Author and copyright
You can set the footer's copyright author name like this:
# Author name: when specified, modifies the default
# copyright text. Apart from author, it will
# contain current year and a link to the theme.
author = "My Name"
If you don't like the default copyright text,
you can set it to completely custom HTML:
# Copyright text in HTML format. If specified,
# entirely replaces default copyright and author.
copyright_html = "My custom&nbsp;<b>copyright</b>"
### Menu
The menu is optional, static (all items are always shown,
no matter what the screen size) and fully user-configurable.
To configure menu, add this in `[extra]` section
of your `config.toml`:
# menu is enabled by adding menu_items (optional)
menu_items = [
# each of these is optional, name and url are required
# $BASE_URL is going to be substituted by base_url from configuration
{name = "blog", url = "$BASE_URL"},
# tags should only be enabled if you have "tags" taxonomy
# see documentation below for more details
{name = "tags", url = "$BASE_URL/tags"},
{name = "archive", url = "$BASE_URL/archive"},
{name = "about me", url = "$BASE_URL/about"},
# set newtab to true to make the link open in new tab
{name = "github", url = "url-to-your-github", newtab = true},
### Tags
The theme optionally supports tags. To enable them, create
a "tags" taxonomy in your `config.toml`:
taxonomies = [
{name = "tags"},
Enabling tags will create a new `/tags` page, and
cause them to show up in `archive` section. Note
that you still need to create a menu link to the tags
page manually.
### Pagination
Pagination is fully supported for post list (main site)
and intra-post (you can navigate to earlier and later posts).
To make sure pagination works properly, you must first configure
it in `content/`:
# number of pages to paginate by
paginate_by = 2
# sorting order for pagination
sort_by = "date"
Then, tweak the theme's pagination config in `config.toml`:
# Whether to show links to earlier and later posts
# on each post page (defaults to true).
enable_post_view_navigation = true
# The text shown at the bottom of a post,
# before earlier/later post links.
# Defaults to "Thanks for reading! Read other posts?"
post_view_navigation_prompt = "Read more"
### Language code
Internationalization / translation is not supported
but you can set the HTML language code for your
default_language = "en"
### Hack font subset
By default, the theme uses a mixed subset of the Hack font.
Normal weight font uses full character set
(for Unicode icons and special symbols), but all others
(bold, italic etc) use a limited subset.
This results in much smaller transfer sizes, but the subset
might not contain all the Unicode characters you need.
You can enable full unicode support in `config.toml`:
# Use full Hack character set, not just a subset.
# Switch this to true if you need full unicode support.
# Defaults to false.
use_full_hack_font = true
Also see [Hack's docs](
### Favicon
The theme supports adding a global favicon (applies to
all pages) to the site:
# Optional: Global favicon URL and mimetype.
# Mimetype defaults to "image/x-icon".
# The URL should point at a file located
# in your site's "static" directory.
favicon = "/favicon.png"
favicon_mimetype = "image/png"
All the configuration options are also described in
## Extending
Each of the templates defines named blocks, so
it should be quite easy to customize the most common things.
For example, if you want to add extra `<meta>` tags to the
base template, `index.html`, create file like this in `templates/index.html`:
{% extends "terminimal/templates/index.html" %}
{% block extra_head %}
<meta name="description" content="My awesome website"/>
<meta name="keywords" content="Hacking,Programming,Ranting"/>
{% endblock %}
## How to contribute
If you spot any bugs or wish to contribute new features, please create a new
[Pull Request](
## License
Copyright © 2019 Paweł Romanowski (pawroman)
Original theme: Copyright © 2019 Radosław Kozieł ([@panr](
The theme is released under the MIT License.
Check the [license file](../master/
for more information.
The license for Hack fonts used is included in