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Page & Menu ​

Any custom pages created on Hexo can be added to the theme navigation easily in Aurora.

Creating a page ​

Creating a page is easy with Hexo, basically you just need to add a index.md file in the source/ folder or use the Hexo add command.

For example you want to add a Message Board page. All you have to do is run a Hexo command:

shell
hexo new page message-board
hexo new page message-board

Now you would have this:

shell
.
└── source
    └── message-board # Generated page folder
        └── index.md # Auto generated index.md file
.
└── source
    └── message-board # Generated page folder
        └── index.md # Auto generated index.md file

If you see this, that means your page had successfully created.

Config the menu ​

Then config the custom navigation in the menu config inside _config.aurora.yml:

yaml
menu:
  About: true
  Tags: true
  Archives: true
  # Custom menus
  pages-menu:
    name: 'message-board'
    name: 'Message Board'
    path: '/page/message-board'
    i18n:
      cn: 留言板
      en: Message board
menu:
  About: true
  Tags: true
  Archives: true
  # Custom menus
  pages-menu:
    name: 'message-board'
    name: 'Message Board'
    path: '/page/message-board'
    i18n:
      cn: 留言板
      en: Message board

Creating the about page ​

The theme enables about page by default, therefore we should create it before using the theme.

To create a default about page, use the following Hexo command:

shell
hexo new page about
hexo new page about

After that, you will see a new folder had been created:

shell
.
└── source
    └── about
        └── index.md
.
└── source
    └── about
        └── index.md

Config the menu ​

Then config the navigation in the menu config inside _config.aurora.yml:

yaml
menu:
  About: true
  Tags: true
  Archives: true
menu:
  About: true
  Tags: true
  Archives: true

You can feel free to edit the markdown file inside the about/ folder, the content will be displayed in your about page.

This page is to display a list of all your friends' blogs.

To create this links page, you need to run this Hexo command:

shell
hexo new page links
hexo new page links

Now you would have this in the source/ folder:

shell
.
└── source
    └── links
        └── index.md
.
└── source
    └── links
        └── index.md

Config the menu ​

Then config the navigation in the menu config inside _config.aurora.yml:

yaml
menu:
  About: true
  Tags: true
  Archives: true
  Links: true
menu:
  About: true
  Tags: true
  Archives: true
  Links: true

Basic configuration for the links page is done inside the index.md using the Front-meta configs.

Basic attributes ​

AttributesDescription
typeJust fill in friends
categoryModeValue: true or false;Use to control the display format for the links; true means using the label value to categorize the data,false Means display all the list in one place
dataValue:Array; Use the store the data for the links, look at the following data attribute table for reference

Data Attributes ​

AttributesDescription
nickBlogger's nickname
avatarBlogger's avatar url
descriptionSimple description of the blog
linkURL link to the blog
labelHere we can use the theme provided labels. (Please refer to the Label Value table below fo the values)

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For label if we used the theme provided value:

  • Can auto switch language
  • When using with categoryMode = true it will have the label descriptions below the label titles.

If not you can just put in your custom label (e.g Love)

Label Values ​

Label valueDisplay as
links-badge-vipsponsors
links-badge-techtechnical
links-badge-personalpersonal
links-badge-designerdesigner

Front-meta Example ​

yaml
---
title: friends
date: 2023-08-06 17:19:32
type: friends
categoryMode: true
data:
  - nick: Tridiamond
    avatar: https://res.cloudinary.com/tridiamond/image/upload/v1625037705/ObsidianestLogo-hex_hecqbw.png
    description: Think like an artist, develop like an artisan.
    link: https://tridiamond.tech/
    label: links-badge-vip
---
---
title: friends
date: 2023-08-06 17:19:32
type: friends
categoryMode: true
data:
  - nick: Tridiamond
    avatar: https://res.cloudinary.com/tridiamond/image/upload/v1625037705/ObsidianestLogo-hex_hecqbw.png
    description: Think like an artist, develop like an artisan.
    link: https://tridiamond.tech/
    label: links-badge-vip
---

Feel free to change anything inside the index.md file. All markdown content will be displayed under the friend's list, before the comments.

Configure the menu ​

You need to configure the menu config to include it in the navigation.

Open the theme configuration file at _config.aurora.yml, and config the page like so:

yaml
menu:
  About: true
  Tags: true
  Archives: true
  # Custom menus
  message-board:
    name: 'MessageBoard'
    i18n:
      cn: '留言板'
      en: 'Message Board'
    path: '/page/message-board'
menu:
  About: true
  Tags: true
  Archives: true
  # Custom menus
  message-board:
    name: 'MessageBoard'
    i18n:
      cn: '留言板'
      en: 'Message Board'
    path: '/page/message-board'

First you need to set the following attributes:

AttributesDescription
nameName of the menu for this page. (Used identify this route, make sure it's unique.)
i18ni18n menu option, check out i18n menu for more usage detail.
pathFor custom page, here you need to use the template like this /page/[page-folder-name]

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If you have multiple pages, you want to group the page into a sub-navigation. Then you can config it like this.

yaml
menu:
  About: true
  Tags: true
  Archives: true
  # Custom menus
  pages-menu:
    name: 'Top Menu'
    children:
      page-1:
        name: 'Page 1'
        path: '/page/page-1'
      page-2:
        name: 'Page 2'
        path: '/page/page-2'
      page-3:
        name: 'Page 3'
        path: '/page/page-3'
menu:
  About: true
  Tags: true
  Archives: true
  # Custom menus
  pages-menu:
    name: 'Top Menu'
    children:
      page-1:
        name: 'Page 1'
        path: '/page/page-1'
      page-2:
        name: 'Page 2'
        path: '/page/page-2'
      page-3:
        name: 'Page 3'
        path: '/page/page-3'

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