Core

Module System

Enhance site functionality with add-on modules.
After Dark uses Theme Components and Fetch Injection to provide a plug-in system for enhancing site functionality using optional add-on modules. View the list of available modules.

Online Help

Complete self-hosted help guide and example website.
After Dark includes an extensive online help manual and example website. View help docs locally by navigating to http://localhost:1414 following a Quick Install or after running the Upgrade Script. Internet connection not required. If help is not running you may start it anytime via script: cd flying-toasters && \ ./themes/after-dark/bin/help Or simply create an alias and serve docs with live-reload: alias hs='hugo serve --navigateToChanged' && \ hs --port 1414 --source themes/after-dark/docs Help is included within the After Dark source code.

Quick Install

One command is all you need to start a new website.

After Dark includes a portable installation script for quick set-up:

themes/after-dark/bin/install
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  1#!/bin/sh
  2
  3validate_hugo () {
  4   # Exit with error if hugo is not installed
  5   if ! hash hugo 2>/dev/null ; then
  6     echo "Error: After Dark requires Hugo version 0.44 or greater" >&2; exit 1
  7   fi
  8
  9   # Exit with error if not minimum required hugo version
 10   re="v(0\d*\.([4-9][4-9]|[5-9])|[1-9]).*"
 11   if ! hugo version | grep -qE "$re" ; then
 12      echo "Error: After Dark requires Hugo version 0.44 or greater" >&2; exit 1
 13   fi
 14}
 15
 16create_site_dir () {
 17   SITE_DIR="flying-toasters"
 18   if [ "$1" != "" ] ; then
 19      SITE_DIR="$1"
 20   fi
 21
 22   SITE_DIR_ABS="$PWD/$SITE_DIR"
 23   mkdir -p "$SITE_DIR"
 24}
 25
 26create_site () {
 27   echo "Creating a new Hugo site ..."
 28   hugo new site "$SITE_DIR" 1>/dev/null
 29   cd "$SITE_DIR" || exit 1
 30}
 31
 32download_theme () {
 33   echo "Downloading the latest version of After Dark ..."
 34   LATEST_META=$(wget -qO - https://registry.npmjs.org/after-dark/latest)
 35   vers=$(echo "$LATEST_META" | egrep -o "\"version\".*[^,]*," | cut -d ',' -f1 | cut -d ':' -f2 | tr -d '" ')
 36   mkdir -p themes/after-dark
 37   wget -qO - https://registry.npmjs.org/after-dark/-/after-dark-"$vers".tgz | tar --strip-components=1 -xz -C themes/after-dark
 38   echo "Version $vers downloaded to $SITE_DIR/themes/after-dark"
 39}
 40
 41download_module () {
 42   [ -z "$1" ] && { echo "Error: Attempt to download undefined module" >&2; exit 1; }
 43   echo "Downloading $1 module for After Dark ..."
 44   meta=$(wget -qO - https://registry.npmjs.org/"$1"/latest)
 45   vers=$(echo "$meta" | egrep -o "\"version\".*[^,]*," | cut -d ',' -f1 | cut -d ':' -f2 | tr -d '" ')
 46   mkdir -p themes/"$1"
 47   wget -qO - https://registry.npmjs.org/"$1"/-/"$1"-"$vers".tgz | tar --strip-components=1 -xz -C themes/"$1"
 48   echo "Version $vers downloaded to $SITE_DIR/themes/$1"
 49}
 50
 51configure_theme () {
 52   echo "Configuring basic After Dark theme settings ..."
 53   tee "config.toml" > /dev/null <<TOML
 54baseurl = "https://domain.example" # Controls base URL sitewide
 55languageCode = "en-US" # Controls site language
 56title = "After Dark" # Homepage title and page title suffix
 57paginate = 11 # Number of posts to show before paginating
 58
 59# Controls default theme and theme components
 60theme = [
 61  "fractal-forest",
 62  "after-dark"
 63]
 64
 65enableRobotsTXT = true # Suggested, enable robots.txt file
 66
 67pygmentsCodefences = true # Suggested, highlight fenced code blocks
 68pygmentsUseClasses = true # Required for custom syntax highlighting
 69
 70sectionPagesMenu = "main" # Enable menu system for lazy bloggers
 71footnoteReturnLinkContents = "↩" # Provides a nicer footnote return link
 72
 73[params]
 74  description = "" # Suggested, controls default description meta
 75  author = "" # Optional, controls author name display on posts
 76  hide_author = false # Optional, set true to hide author name on posts
 77  has_cookies = false # Optional, set true to disable cookie disclaimer
 78  images = [
 79    "https://source.unsplash.com/collection/983219/2000x1322"
 80  ] # Suggested, controls default Open Graph images
 81
 82[params.layout.menu.main]
 83  hidden = true # Optional, set false or remove to show section menu
 84
 85[params.modules.fractal_forest]
 86  enabled = true # Optional, set false to disable module
 87  decoders = ["bpgdec8a"] # Optional, 8-bit javascript decoder with animation
 88TOML
 89}
 90
 91update_archetypes () {
 92   echo "Updating the default content archetype ..."
 93   rm -f archetypes/default.md
 94   cp themes/after-dark/archetypes/default.md archetypes
 95}
 96
 97create_welcome_post () {
 98   echo "Creating welcome post ..."
 99   hugo new post/welcome.md 1>/dev/null
100}
101
102serve_site () {
103   echo "Starting site server ..."
104   hugo serve --buildDrafts --navigateToChanged --port 1313 1>/dev/null &
105}
106
107generate_help_docs () {
108   echo "Generating help documentation ..."
109   THEME_PATH=themes/after-dark
110   meta_path="$THEME_PATH"/data/npm
111   mkdir -p "$meta_path" && echo "$LATEST_META" | tr '\r\n' ' ' > "$meta_path"/latest.json
112   cd "$THEME_PATH"/docs && mkdir themes && ln -s ../.. "$THEME_PATH"
113   hugo new validate.md --kind validate 1>/dev/null
114}
115
116serve_help () {
117   echo "Starting help server ..."
118   hugo serve --disableLiveReload --port 1414 1>/dev/null &
119}
120
121set -e
122
123echo "Welcome to the After Dark quick installer. Press CTRL-C at any time to abort."
124
125validate_hugo
126create_site_dir "$1"
127create_site
128download_theme
129update_archetypes
130download_module "fractal-forest"
131configure_theme
132create_welcome_post
133serve_site
134generate_help_docs
135serve_help
136
137YELLOW='\033[0;33m'
138NC='\033[0m'
139
140printf "${YELLOW}Installation successful!${NC}\n"
141echo "Site created in $SITE_DIR_ABS"
142echo "Site server started at http://localhost:1313/"
143echo "To stop it run \"kill \$(ps aux | awk '/[h]ugo.*1313/ {print \$2}')\"."
144echo "Help server started at http://localhost:1414/"
145echo "To stop and restart it run \"./themes/after-dark/bin/help\"."
146echo "Thank you for choosing After Dark."

Please install Hugo 0.44 or greater before running the script.

Upgrade Script

Check for After Dark updates and upgrade effortlessly.
To check for updates and automatically upgrade After Dark to the latest version simply run the upgrade script from your site directory: cd flying toasters && \ ./themes/after-dark/bin/upgrade If you’re already using the latest version the script will let you know: Did not upgrade after-dark. Already using latest version. If an update is available the script will download and install it automatically: Starting upgrade from 6.7.6 to 6.8.0 ...