Misc Theme Settings


NexT supports adding preconnect resource hints to establish early connections to fonts and plugins origins.

You can enable it by setting preconnect: true in theme config file.

# Preconnect CDN for fonts and plugins.
# For more information: https://www.w3.org/TR/resource-hints/#preconnect
preconnect: true

Text Align

NexT allows to customize the text alignment in posts / pages. The text-align CSS property sets the horizontal alignment of a block element or table-cell box.

Values Effect
start The same as left if direction is left-to-right and right if direction is right-to-left.
end The same as right if direction is left-to-right and left if direction is right-to-left.
left The inline contents are aligned to the left edge of the line box.
right The inline contents are aligned to the right edge of the line box.
center The inline contents are centered within the line box.
justify The inline contents are justified. Text should be spaced to line up its left and right edges to the left and right edges of the line box, except for the last line.
justify-all Same as justify, but also forces the last line to be justified.
match-parent Similar to inherit, but the values start and end are calculated according to the parent's direction and are replaced by the appropriate left or right value.
# Set the text alignment in the posts.
# Available values: start | end | left | right | center | justify | justify-all | match-parent
desktop: justify
mobile: justify

Mobile Devices Adaptation

If you want to reduce padding/margin indents on devices with narrow width, you can enable it by setting value mobile_layout_economy to true in theme config file.

mobile_layout_economy: true

By default NexT uses black-deep (#222) as the color of android Chrome header panel. You can configure it by editing values with Hex color in android_chrome_color section in theme config file.

android_chrome_color: "#222"

Codeblock Style

NexT uses the Highlight.js and Prism package to support code highlight.

Please read Hexo's documentation on Syntax Highlighting first, and set it up in site config file.

You can preview all available Code Highlight themes here: NexT Highlight Theme Preview. Change the value of theme and prism to choose the highlight style you like.

# Code Highlight theme
# All available themes: https://theme-next.js.org/highlight/
light: default
dark: tomorrow-night
light: prism
dark: prism-dark

If Dark Mode is enabled, dark code highlighting themes will be available.

NexT supports the copy-and-paste functionality of codeblock.

You can enable it by setting value copy_button.enable to true in theme config file. By default NexT shows copy result of the copy-and-paste functionality.

enable: true

With style option, you can change your copy button style.
There are three style available currently: default (Just leave it empty), flat and mac.

style: flat

Back To Top

enable: true

Set the value back2top.enable to true to display Back to top button.

# Back to top in sidebar.
sidebar: true

Set the value back2top.sidebar to true to put the button in sidebar.

# Scroll percent label in b2t button.
scrollpercent: true

Set the value back2top.scrollpercent to true to display scroll percent label in Back to top button.

Reading Progress

NexT supports the page scroll reading progress indicator.

You can enable it by setting value reading_progress.enable to true in theme config file.

enable: true
color: "#37c6c0"
height: 2px


Bookmark is a plugin that allow the users save their reading progress. Users could just click the bookmark icon (like 🔖) in left-top of the page to save the scroll position. And when they visit your blog in the next time, they can resume the last scroll position of each page automatically.

You can enable it by setting value bookmark.enable to true in theme config file.

enable: false
# Customize the color of the bookmark.
color: "#222"
# If auto, save the reading progress when closing the page or clicking the bookmark-icon.
# If manual, only save it by clicking the bookmark-icon.
save: auto

GitHub Banner

NexT provides Follow me on GitHub banner in right-top corner.

# Follow me on GitHub banner in right-top corner.
enable: true
permalink: https://github.com/yourname
title: Follow me on GitHub

permalink → is the specified link must have full url path.

title → is the title and aria-label name.

You can set enable to true and add your own GitHub link.

Fonts Customization

NexT gives you 5 specific font settings, they are:

  • Global Font: Font used in the whole site.
  • Title Font: Font used by site title.
  • Headlines Font: Font used by headings in articles (h1, h2, h3, h4, h5, h6).
  • Article Font: Font used by articles.
  • Code Font: Font used by code blocks in articles.

Each font will be used as the first font of this class, NexT will fallback to internal font settings if they are unavalible.

  • Non-code Font: Fallback to "PingFang SC", "Microsoft YaHei", sans-serif
  • Code Font: Fallback to consolas, Menlo, "PingFang SC", "Microsoft YaHei", monospace

Plus each section has a external attribute, this controls whether to use the font library CDN.
Use this can help you to use fonts installed in system and reduce unnecessary requests.

To solve the unstable of Google Fonts API in some countries, NexT supports custom URL of fonts library by setting font.host.
In addition, we noticed that for requests from certain websites, Google Fonts will return 403. At this time, it is necessary to use font.host to set up a mirror site.
Relevant issues: #613, #1333

# Use custom fonts families or not.
# Depended options: `external` and `family`.
enable: true

# Uri of fonts host, e.g. https://fonts.googleapis.com (Default).

# Font options:
# `external: true` will load this font family from `host` above.
# `family: Times New Roman`. Without any quotes.
# `size: x.x`. Use `em` as unit. Default: 1 (16px)

# Global font settings used for all elements inside <body>.
external: true
family: Monda
size: 1.125

# Font settings for site title (.site-title).
external: true
family: Lobster Two

# Font settings for headlines (<h1> to <h6>).
external: true
family: Amita

# Font settings for posts (.post-body).
external: true
family: Montserrat

# Font settings for <code> and code blocks.
external: true
family: PT Mono

And you can apply multiple font families for each option. This is especially useful for those who often writes both Chinese and English.

external: true
family: Roboto Slab, Noto Serif SC

According to the CSS Fonts Module Level 3 spec:

Font family names other than generic families must either be given quoted as strings, or unquoted as a sequence of one or more identifiers.

To avoid escaping mistakes, quote font family names if necessary.

If you still need more customization, following change will cover Fonts Customization function. Edit source/_data/variables.styl in site root directory and add two varibles:

// Title Font, set it to font family you want.
$font-family-headings = Georgia, sans

// Set it to font family you want.
$font-family-base = "Microsoft YaHei", Verdana, sans-serif

// Code Font.
$code-font-family = "Input Mono", "PT Mono", Consolas, Monaco, Menlo, monospace

// Font size of articles.
$font-size-base = 16px

// Font size of table and code.
$table-font-size = 13px

Then uncomment variable under the custom_file_path section in theme config file.