AJonP Hugo Ionic Template
How to use AJonP's Hugo Ionic Template

Alex Patterson

 | Published:  December 10, 2018
 | Updated:  September 30, 2019
GitHub Source
Just a little donation reminder as Hugo says "Hugo stands on the shoulder of many great open source libraries", as does many of my tutorials.
Hugo Getting Started
Checkout the guide at gohugo.io. My guides will always be on a Mac, but I will always try to provide a link for additional operating systems.
Lesson Steps
  1. Install Hugo
  2. Create new Hugo site
  3. Start Using AJonP Template
Lesson 2 (required for Algolia)
Please chekcout Hugo Ionic-Lesson 2 for the next set of features 1. Victor Hugo 1. Deploy
Install Hugo
If you are like me and just bought a new Mac, you probaly are taking brew for granted and think it is just there right 😀! Well first you can head over to brew.sh they will tell you to run
/usr/bin/ruby -e "$(curl -fsSL https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Homebrew/install/master/install)" 
brew install hugo 
Create new Hugo site
hugo new site 4-hugo-ionic cd 4-hugo-ionic 
At this point you will notice that the project remains pretty empty in a generic skeleton.
Loading image...
It only has two files config.toml and archetypes/default.md
{{% blockquote-warning %}}
If you run hugo serve right now, you will see a blank screen as there is no content to show. {{% /blockquote-warning %}}
Adding this to the base of our site will be used for setting up the Home Page. This is the only required page you will ever need to build a Hugo based site. Please keep in mind that this is still a
You could make an entire site here if you wanted. 
{{% blockquote-warning %}}
Again if you run hugo serve right now, you will see a blank screen as there is no content to show. {{% /blockquote-warning %}}
This is markdown for the Homepage 
{{% blockquote-warning %}}
I know this is getting a little frustrating! Again if you run hugo serve right now, you will see a blank screen as there is no content to show. {{% /blockquote-warning %}}
Update Index.html
This will be the first page that will show anything in the browser!
 {{ .Content }} 
Now run the command hugo serve and you will see a page that has
Loading image...
Making a Point
Now I wanted to walk you through all of that to show 1. The steps really necessary to make a Hugo site 1. Prove that laying out a site from scratch is time consuming
Start Using AJonP Template
Theme Download Location
You can find the link on Hugo's Theme site https://themes.gohugo.io/ajonp-hugo-ionic/
Directly from github
Git integraiton
Clone (Easy, not updated)
git clone https://github.com/AJONPLLC/ajonp-hugo-ionic themes/ajonp-hugo-ionic 
Submodule (Better, updated)
git submodule add https://github.com/AJONPLLC/ajonp-hugo-ionic themes/ajonp-hugo-ionic 
Adding the submodule will allow you to receive all of the updates that you want, or lock into a specific commit to run your site from. Then later you are able to run
git submodule update --remote --merge 
Theme Benefits
Now you should have a new folder in themes/ajonp-hugo-ionic. This has the full theme including an example site found in themes/ajonp-hugo-ionic/exampleSite
Next Lesson Features
  • []
Ionic Theming
Taking things a step further you can change any of the colors on the site by using Ionic's Color Generator.
Here is a Hugo inspired look. Loading image...
Just copy the CSS Variables it produces into static/css/custom.css
:root { --ion-color-primary: #FF387D; --ion-color-primary-rgb: 255,56,125; --ion-color-primary-contrast: #ffffff; --ion-color-primary-contrast-rgb: 255,255,255; --ion-color-primary-shade: #e0316e; --ion-color-primary-tint: #ff4c8a; --ion-color-secondary: #0D171F; --ion-color-secondary-rgb: 13,23,31; --ion-color-secondary-contrast: #ffffff; --ion-color-secondary-contrast-rgb: 255,255,255; --ion-color-secondary-shade: #0b141b; --ion-color-secondary-tint: #252e35; --ion-color-tertiary: #2CB286; --ion-color-tertiary-rgb: 44,178,134; --ion-color-tertiary-contrast: #000000; --ion-color-tertiary-contrast-rgb: 0,0,0; --ion-color-tertiary-shade: #279d76; --ion-color-tertiary-tint: #41ba92; --ion-color-success: #10dc60; --ion-color-success-rgb: 16,220,96; --ion-color-success-contrast: #ffffff; --ion-color-success-contrast-rgb: 255,255,255; --ion-color-success-shade: #0ec254; --ion-color-success-tint: #28e070; --ion-color-warning: #ffce00; --ion-color-warning-rgb: 255,206,0; --ion-color-warning-contrast: #ffffff; --ion-color-warning-contrast-rgb: 255,255,255; --ion-color-warning-shade: #e0b500; --ion-color-warning-tint: #ffd31a; --ion-color-danger: #f04141; --ion-color-danger-rgb: 245,61,61; --ion-color-danger-contrast: #ffffff; --ion-color-danger-contrast-rgb: 255,255,255; --ion-color-danger-shade: #d33939; --ion-color-danger-tint: #f25454; --ion-color-dark: #222428; --ion-color-dark-rgb: 34,34,34; --ion-color-dark-contrast: #ffffff; --ion-color-dark-contrast-rgb: 255,255,255; --ion-color-dark-shade: #1e2023; --ion-color-dark-tint: #383a3e; --ion-color-medium: #989aa2; --ion-color-medium-rgb: 152,154,162; --ion-color-medium-contrast: #ffffff; --ion-color-medium-contrast-rgb: 255,255,255; --ion-color-medium-shade: #86888f; --ion-color-medium-tint: #a2a4ab; --ion-color-light: #f4f5f8; --ion-color-light-rgb: 244,244,244; --ion-color-light-contrast: #000000; --ion-color-light-contrast-rgb: 0,0,0; --ion-color-light-shade: #d7d8da; --ion-color-light-tint: #f5f6f9; } 
Theme updates
I usee the theme for AJonP so it may change (you can always stay at a commit), but please contact me on Slack or Pull request on Github.