# Getting started

# Prerequisites

# Installation

This section will help you install the theme on an existing Hexo Blog project.

Since version 1.1.0, the theme can be simply installed using NPM or Yarn, makes it much easier for theme users to install!

# Step 1 - Installing theme package

In your console, go to the root directory of your Hexo project, then run the following command to install the theme:

yarn add hexo-theme-aurora
npm install hexo-theme-aurora --save

# Step 2 - Generate theme config

Config file _config.yml now need to be added in the root folder of your Hexo blog. You simply create a _config.aurora.yml to change the theme.


  • To get a default theme template, simply run the following command
  • But this command is for linux OS only, for Windows users you can copy it yourself from node_modules folder.
cp -rf ./node_modules/hexo-theme-aurora/_config.yml ./_config.aurora.yml

Due to the use of Vue-router, the default Hexo generated pages and posts' permalink will cause the Vue router fail to find the route, therefore you need to change the Hexo default permalink configuration.

# Step 3.1

Open the _config.yml in your hexo root direction.

# Step 3.2

Change permalink to /post/:title.html

## Set your site url here. For example, if you use GitHub Page, set url as 'https://username.github.io/project'
url: https://tridiamond.tech
permalink: /post/:title.html
  trailing_index: true # Set to false to remove trailing 'index.html' from permalinks
  trailing_html: true # Set to false to remove trailing '.html' from permalinks


# Step 4 - Setting up code highlight

Last but not least, the theme use Prismjs for code highlighting, but Hexo default uses highlightjs, therefore you will need to change the Hexo config to use Prismjs instead:


All you have to do is change highlight's enable to false and change prismjs's enable to true

  enable: false
  line_number: true
  auto_detect: false
  tab_replace: ''
  wrap: true
  hljs: false
  enable: true
  preprocess: true
  line_number: true
  tab_replace: ''



# Step 5 - 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:

hexo create page about

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

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

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

# Step 6 - Run local server

To run the local server and check out your blog, simply run the following command.

hexo clean & hexo g & hexo server


Any configuration changes will require you to regenerate all the Hexo static files!

After all the files finish generating, you will be able to visit your blog on https://localhost:4000open in new window.

# What is next?

There are two places you should check out next:

  1. Setting up your Page
  2. Advance configurations document