Updating Academia theme or alternative?

Hey!

I have a website that uses the Academia theme, however it doesn’t work on Hugo 0.127.0 as there are a lot of deprecated features being mentioned.

Has anyone updated the Academia theme to work with 0.127.0?

Or does anyone have alternative theme I could move to?

Thanks,
Sarah

You should either contact the theme authors or provide details about what issue you are facing with your Hugo site.

Please refer Requesting Help

The author hasn’t updated the theme in over 2 years hence the reason I am reaching out to the community for suggestions/advice.

Is this the theme you are using?

https://github.com/gethugothemes/academia-hugo

If yes, it works fine with v0.127.0. It was last updated on 29 Apr 2024.

git clone https://github.com/gethugothemes/academia-hugo
cd academia-hugo/exampleSite/
hugo server --themesDir ../..
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Hi @weeyin83,
Are you talking about the Academic theme by Wowchemy or the Academia theme by Gethugothemes?

If you’re using the Academia theme by Gethugothemes, I’m here as part of the Gethugothemes team to help you out. Feel free to reach out to our support team. We’ll work together to fix any issues you’re facing.

If you’re interested in exploring other options, you can check them out here - Hugo Portfolio Themes - Gethugothemes.

Thanks.

Thanks for the replies.

I’ve downloaded the latest version of Academia theme by Gethugothemes and getting some strange messages.

WARN Module “academia-hugo” is not compatible with this Hugo version; run “hugo mod graph” for more information.

Is it really not compatible with Hugo 0.127.0?

I don’t see that when I build the example site with v0.127.0.

git clone https://github.com/gethugothemes/academia-hugo
cd academia-hugo/exampleSite/
hugo server --themesDir ../..
Start building sites … 
hugo v0.127.0-74e0f3bd63c51f3c7a0f07a7c779eec9e922957e+extended linux/amd64 BuildDate=2024-06-05T10:27:59Z VendorInfo=gohugoio

WARN  deprecated: .Site.IsServer was deprecated in Hugo v0.120.0 and will be removed in a future release. Use hugo.IsServer instead.
WARN  deprecated: .Site.DisqusShortname was deprecated in Hugo v0.120.0 and will be removed in a future release. Use .Site.Config.Services.Disqus.Shortname instead.

                   | EN  
-------------------+-----
  Pages            | 89  
  Paginator pages  |  0  
  Non-page files   | 38  
  Static files     | 11  
  Processed images | 55  
  Aliases          | 15  
  Cleaned          |  0  

Built in 264 ms
Environment: "development"
Serving pages from disk
Running in Fast Render Mode. For full rebuilds on change: hugo server --disableFastRender
Web Server is available at http://localhost:1313/academia/site/ (bind address 127.0.0.1) 
Press Ctrl+C to stop

The deprecation warnings are warnings, not errors, and they do not prevent a successful build. The deprecation warnings will be addressed when this is merged:

https://github.com/gethugothemes/academia-hugo/pull/38

I moved to HugoBlox who seem to be better at keeping up with Hugo changes. “migration” was annoying because of changing Academic’s widget system. But, I believed the authors are overlapping, so most of the conventions in the theme are the same.
see: GitHub - HugoBlox/theme-academic-cv: 🎓 无需编写任何代码即可轻松创建漂亮的学术网站 Easily create a beautiful academic résumé or educational website using Hugo and GitHub. No code.