Simple assistance installing a theme

Hi all, newbie to Hugo here.
Had a theme working earlier, but forgot how I did it :expressionless:.

SOLVED. Edit at bottom.

Here’s my setup:

  • Cloned Victor Hugo, a Hugo boilerplate
  • Added Beautiful Hugo theme as a submodule in site>themes folder
  • Copied the config.toml file from the exampleSite folder to my site root folder.

To my understanding, when I start my server with npm start, the themes should be applied. But it doesn’t seem to be working. What am I missing?

Do I need to copy any files from the exampleSite folder into my site?
I’m expecting my site homepage to look exactly like the example site.


I overwrote my site’s Layout folder with the Layout folder from the theme and got the desired effect.