These features are available to be used on a per-page basis by modifying the front matter of the file.


Use the authorbox to provide attribution to the author of a post or page. The authorbox feature is based on the member shortcode and requires the same setup in order to work. Note: if the URL key is set in the author’s data file, the <a> tag linking to the URL will have the rel="author" attribute set on it. [Read more...]


BluestNight currently supports two comment providers: HashOver, a self-hosted provider using PHP Muut, a third-party service using only JavaScript This page details options that apply regardless of which service you are using. [Read more...]

Page Navigation

BluestNight supports using the Hugo built-in NextInSection and PrevInSection [page variables] to provide “next” and “previous” links to the next and previous page in the same section. On its own, this works great for linking a reader to next oldest or newest post from the one they have just finished reading. Sometimes you want a specific order to your pages, though, and that’s not the one that Hugo gives you. So, BluestNight also gives you the option to specify a custom content file to use as the “next” or “previous” page, as well as the ability to not show one or both buttons, even if there is a valid “next” or “previous” page. [Read more...]


Hugo provides a mechanism for extracting the first part of a page’s content to serve as a “summary” of the content. This works if the first bit of content serves as a good summary of the rest of the page. Sometimes, though, it doesn’t. There’s no built-in method for providing your own text as a “summary” - but there is in BluestNight. [Read more...]