The highly flexible website framework for Hugo with an extensible plugin mechanism. Create a beautifully simple site in under 10 minutes ๐Ÿš€ View the Demo!

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Highly Flexible

Easily manage many different types of content including the homepage, blog posts, publications, talks, slides, tutorials, projects, and custom pages. Academic even has multilingual support.

Markdown, Code, Math

Write in Markdown (or RMarkdown) with support for code highlighting and LaTeX math formatting. You can even use our time-saving shortcodes too.

Themes & Plugins

Academic has a powerful theme and plugin system. Themes let you modify Academic's colors to suit your preferences. Then choose the widgets you want and place them where you want.

Elements for Every Kind of Site

Blog Post
Talk & Slides
Filterable Portfolio
Social Follow
Social Share
Header Image
Search Box


This website is powered by Academic, Hugo, and Netlify, and can be built in under 10 minutes.

Explore the personal demo or project/organization demo (this site), and then consider heading on over to install and customize your own site.

Key features:

  • Easily manage your content including homepage, blog posts, publications, talks, and projects
  • Configurable widgets available
  • Customize your site with themes
  • Can't find the widget you want? Use the Custom widget!
  • Write in Markdown for easy formatting and code highlighting, with LaTeX for mathematical expressions
  • Social/academic network linking, Google Analytics, and Disqus comments
  • Make it your own by installing color themes
  • Responsive and mobile friendly
  • Simple and refreshing one page design

If you like Academic, star it on Github to show your support and keep track of updates ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

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How people use Academic to design beautiful websites ๐Ÿ˜

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Alison Presmanes Hill

Co-author of the leading book on using R to create websites.

Source Themes

An example of a project/organization site.

Support Academic

Support further development of Academic

Academic is an MIT licensed open source project and completely free to use. However, the amount of effort needed to maintain and develop new features for the project is not sustainable without appropriate backing. You can support Academic development via the following methods: