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This is a Hexo blog theme with 'Material Design' and responsive design.


  • Simple and beautiful, and post is Beautiful and readable.
  • Material Design.
  • Responsive design,which can be displayed well on desktop, tablet, mobile phone, etc.
  • Home page carousel posts and changing 'banner' picture dynamically everday.
  • Blog posts list with waterflow(There will be 24 images if the articl dosn't have featured pictures).
  • Archive page with timeline.
  • Tags page of the word cloud and categories page of the radar chart
  • Rich 'About' page (including about me, posts charts, my projects, my skills, gallery etc.)
  • Friendly link page for customizable data
  • Support post topping and rewards
  • Support MathJax
  • TOC
  • Can be set append the copyright information when copying the content of the post
  • Can be set to do password verification when reading a post
  • Comment module of Gitalk, Gitment, Valine and Disqus.(Gitalk is recommended)
  • Integrated Busuanzi Statistics, Google Analytics and post word count statistics.
  • Support music playback and video playback on the homepage


Thanks to these contributors, without whom, hexo-theme-matery won't be this perfect.


You should have a Hexo blog when you see it here.If not,try to use the hexo and Markdown to write your blog and post. Click here to download master branch of the last stable version of the code.After decompressing,copy the hexo-theme-matery folder to your themes folder of your Hexo.Of course,you can uer Git clone to download in your themes folder.

git clone


Modify theme

Modify the value of theme in _config.yml of Hexo's root folder: theme: hexo-theme-matery.

Suggestions for other changes to the _config.yml:

  • Please modify the value of url of _config.yml to your website's main URL (eg
  • Recommended modify the value of the two 'per_pageto be a multiple of6, such as: 12, 18`, etc. so that the posts list can be displayed well under each screen.
  • If you are a Chinese user, it is recommended to change the value of language to zh-CN.

new categories page

categories page is to show all of categories. If the source directory of your blog doesn't have categories/ file, you need to new one like this:

hexo new page "categories"

to edit your new page files/source/categories/, you need somethings as follows:

title: categories
date: 2018-09-30 17:25:30
type: "categories"
layout: "categories"

new tags page

tags page is to show all of tags. If the source directory of your blog doesn't have tags/ file,you need to new one like this:

hexo new page "tags"

to edit your new page files/source/tags/, you need somethings as follows:

title: tags
date: 2018-09-10 18:23:38
type: "tags"
layout: "tags"

new about page

about page is to show my blog and myself information. If the source directory of your blog doesn't have about/ file, you need to new one like this:

hexo new page "about"

to edit your new page files/source/about/, you need somethings as follows:

title: about
date: 2018-09-30 17:25:30
type: "about"
layout: "about"

new friends link page (Optional)

The friends page is a page for displaying Friendly Links information. If you don't have a friends/ file in your blog's source directory, then you need to create a new one. The command is as follows:

hexo new page "friends"

Edit the file /source/friends/ you just created, at least you need the following:

title: friends
date: 2018-12-12 21:25:30
type: "friends"
layout: "friends"

Also, create a new _data directory in your blog's source directory and a new friends.json file in the _data directory. The contents of the file are as follows:

    "avatar": "",
    "name": "MaJang",
    "introduction": "I am not a master, just looking for the master's footsteps.",
    "url": "",
    "title": "Read More"
}, {
    "avatar": "",
    "name": "Blinkfox",
    "introduction": "Hello, I'm blinkfox, I like programming.",
    "url": "",
    "title": "Visit Blog"
}, {
    "avatar": "",
    "name": "ja_rome",
    "introduction": "Ordinary steps can also go out of the great journey.",
    "url": "ttps://",
    "title": "Read More"

Code highlight

Hexo theme uses Hexo's pluginhexo-prism-plugin to show the code highlight instead of its own theme.The Installation commands are as follows:

npm i -S hexo-prism-plugin

Then,modify the value of highlight.enable to false in _config.yml file of Hexo root folder,and add the configuration of prism plugin as follows:

  enable: false

  mode: 'preprocess'    # realtime/preprocess
  theme: 'tomorrow'
  line_number: false    # default false


The theme uses the Hexo pluginhexo-generator-search to search the content,and the Installation commands are as follows:

npm install hexo-generator-search --save

Add configuration of _config.yml file in Hexo root folder as follows:

  path: search.xml
  field: post

Translate Chinese Link to Pinyin (Optional)

Defualt permalinks of Hexo will include Chinese if your atrticle's title is Chinese.But it's adverse to SEO,and gitment comments don't suport Chinese Link as well.We can use the hexo-permalink-pinyin of Hexo plugin to generate permalinks of Chinese Pinyin when generating posts.

Installation commands are as follows:

npm i hexo-permalink-pinyin --save

Add such configurations in _config.yml file of Hexo:

  enable: true
  separator: '-' # default: '-'

*Note:hexo-abbrlink can genarate non-Chinese link in addtion to this plugin.

Post word count statistics plugin (Optional)

If you want to display the post word count and reading time information in the post detail page, you can install the hexo-wordcount plugin.

Installation commands are as follows:

npm i --save hexo-wordcount

Then just activate the following configuration items in the theme _config.yml file:

  enable: false # Set this value to true.
  postWordCount: true
  min2read: true
  totalCount: true

Add RSS feed support (Optional)

The theme uses the Hexo pluginhexo-generator-feed to support RSS feed , and the Installation commands are as follows:

npm install hexo-generator-feed --save

Add configuration of _config.yml file in Hexo root folder as follows:

  type: atom
  path: atom.xml
  limit: 20
  content_limit: 140
  content_limit_delim: ' '
  order_by: -date

Execute hexo clean && hexo g to regenerate the blog file, and then you can see the atom.xml file in the public folder, indicating that you have successfully installed.

Modify website footer

Website footer may need to be customized, and it is not convenient to make configuration information, So need to modify and process it by yourself. The changes are in the /layout/_partial/footer.ejs file, including the site, the theme used, the amount of traffic, and so on.

Modify social links

In the theme _config.yml file, the configuration of QQ, GitHub and mailbox is supported by default. In the /layout/_partial/social-link.ejs file of the theme, you can add or modify the social link address as you need. To add a link, please refer to the following code:

<a href="" class="tooltipped" target="_blank" data-tooltip="访问我的GitHub" data-position="top" data-delay="50">
    <i class="fa fa-github"></i>

You can search social icon such as fa-github in Font Awesome.There are common social icons you can reference:

  • Facebook: fa-facebook
  • Twitter: fa-twitter
  • Google-plus: fa-google-plus
  • Linkedin: fa-linkedin
  • Tumblr: fa-tumblr
  • Medium: fa-medium
  • Slack: fa-slack
  • Sina Weibo: fa-weibo
  • Wechat: fa-wechat
  • QQ: fa-qq

Note: The version of Font Awesome is 4.7.0.

Configure music player (optional)

To support music playing, you must activate the file of music playing configuration and music data.

First, create a new musics.json file in the _data directory (new if you don't have one) of your blog's source directory. The contents of the file are as follows:

	"name": "五月雨变奏电音",
	"artist": "AnimeVibe",
	"url": "",
	"cover": ""
}, {
	"name": "Take me hand",
	"artist": "DAISHI DANCE,Cecile Corbel",
	"url": "/medias/music/music2.mp3",
	"cover": "/medias/music/cover2.png"
}, {
	"name": "Shape of You",
	"artist": "J.Fla",
	"url": "",
	"cover": ""

Note: The properties in the above JSON: name, artist, url, cover indicate the name of the music, the author, the music file address, and the music cover, respectively.

Then, activate the configuration in the theme's _config.yml configuration file:

# Whether to display the musics.
  enable: true
  showTitle: false
  title: Listen to music
  fixed: false # enable fixed mode
  autoplay: false # audio autoplay
  theme: '#42b983'
  loop: 'all' # player loop play, values: 'all', 'one', 'none'
  order: 'list' # player play order, values: 'list', 'random'
  preload: 'auto' # values: 'none', 'metadata', 'auto'
  volume: 0.7 # default volume, notice that player will remember user setting, default volume will not work after user set volume themselves
  listFolded: false # indicate whether list should folded at first
  listMaxHeight: # list max height

Post Front-matter

Detailed Front-matter options

Everything in the Front-matter option is not required. But I still recommend at least filling in the values of title and date.

Options Defaults Description
title Markdown's file title Post title, it is highly recommended to fill in this option
date Date and time when the file created Publish time, it is highly recommended to fill in this option, and it is best to ensure that it is globally unique
author author in root _config.yml Post author
img a value in featureImages Post feature image,For exampl:
top true Recommended post (whether the post is topped), if the top value is true, it will be recommended as a homepage post.
cover false The v1.0.2 version is added to indicate whether the post needs to be added to the homepage carousel cover.
coverImg null The new version of v1.0.2 indicates that the post needs to display the image path on the cover of the homepage. If not, the default image of the post is used by default.
password null The post read the password. If you want to set the reading verification password for the article, you can set the value of password, which must be encrypted with SHA256 to prevent others from seeing it. The premise is that the verifyPassword option is activated in the theme's config.yml
toc true Whether TOC is turned on or not, you can turn off the TOC function for an article. The premise is that the toc option is activated in the theme's config.yml
mathjax false Whether to enable math formula support, whether this article starts mathjax, and you need to open it in the theme _config.yml file.
summary null Post summary, custom post summary content, if the attribute has a value, the post card summary will display the text, otherwise the program will automatically intercept part of the article as a summary
categories null Article classification, the classification of this topic represents a macroscopically large classification, only one article is recommended for one classification.
tags null Post label, a post can have multiple labels
reprintPolicy cc_by Post reprint policy, value could be one of cc_by, cc_by_nd, cc_by_sa, cc_by_nc, cc_by_nc_nd, cc_by_nc_sa, cc0, noreprint and pay


  1. post's featured piature will take remainder if not writing the img property,and chose the featured picture of theme to let all of post's picture have their own characteristics.
  2. The value of date should try to ensure that each article is unique, because Gitalk and Gitment recognize id in this topic are uniquely identified by the value of date.
  3. If you want to set the ability to read the verification password for the article, you should not only set the value of the password with SHA256 encryption in Front-matter, but also activate the configuration in the theme _config.yml.
  4. you can define reprint policy for a single article in the front-matter of the specific md file using this key: reprintPolicy

The following are examples of the post's Front-matter.

The simplest example

title: typora-vue-theme Theme introduction
date: 2018-09-07 09:25:00

The most comprehensive example

title: typora-vue-theme Theme introduction
date: 2018-09-07 09:25:00
author: Qi Zhao
img: /source/images/xxx.jpg
top: true
cover: true
coverImg: /images/1.jpg
password: 8d969eef6ecad3c29a3a629280e686cf0c3f5d5a86aff3ca12020c923adc6c92
toc: false
mathjax: false
summary: This is the content of your custom post summary. If there is a value for this attribute, the post card summary will display the text, otherwise the program will automatically intercept part of the post content as a summary.
categories: Markdown
  - Typora
  - Markdown








Custom modification

You can modify some custom modification in _config.yml as follows:

  • Menu
  • My dream
  • Home music player and video player configuration
  • Whether to display the title of the recommended posts
  • favicon and Logo
  • profiles
  • TOC
  • post rewards
  • Append copyright information when copying article content
  • MathJax
  • Post word count, reading times
  • the 'love' effect of clicking on the page
  • My Projects
  • My Skills
  • My Gallery
  • Gitalk, Gitment, Valine and Disqus
  • Busuanzi Statistics And Google Analytics
  • The map of default featured pictures. The theme will take remainde according to hashcode of post title if the post dose not set featured piactures.

I think everyone should have their own style and feature of blog。if you are not satisfiled with functions and theme color,you can modify by yourself,and more free functions and deatil need to be modified by modify source code when it is hard to be finished in _config.yml.

modeing theme color

Search .bg-color to modify background color in /source/css/matery.css in theme file:

/* The overall background color, including navigation, mobile navigation, footer, tab, etc.. */
.bg-color {
    background-image: linear-gradient(to right, #4cbf30 0%, #0f9d58 100%);

@-webkit-keyframes rainbow {
   /* Dynamically switch background colors. */

@keyframes rainbow {
    /* Dynamically switch background colors. */

Modify banner picture and post's featured pictures

You can change banner pictures in /source/medias/banner as you like .Theme code can switch dynamically every day and just need 7 pictures.If you master JavaScript,you can change it to your favorite swithing logic,such as Random switching.The code of switching banneris in <script></script> of /layout/_partial/bg-cover-content.ejsfile.

$('.bg-cover').css('background-image', 'url(/medias/banner/' + new Date().getDay() + '.jpg)');

There are 24 featured pictures in /source/medias/featureimages,you can add or delete,and modify it in _config.yml at the sametime.


  • v1.0.4
    • Added the ability to customize the reprint rules for each post;
    • Fix the problem that the custom summary of the previous page and the next page does not display;
    • Fixed the problem that the link of the friends link was misplaced and changed to the layout of the waterfall stream;
    • Other minor bugs fixes;
  • v1.0.3
    • Added TOC expansion, shrink button and related configuration, this button is displayed by default;
  • v1.0.2
    • Upgraded the Materialize framework version to 1.0.0, refactoring and modifying some files or problems during the upgrade process;
    • Added a full-screen carousel effect on the front cover of the home page to set more important posts to the home page carousel;
    • Fix the first button on the front page is Chinese;
    • Fixed an issue where clicking search input on the iPhone to get focus;
    • Fixed an issue where the page was enlarged after the input box on the iPhone got focus;
    • Fix some posts or UI display issues;
  • v1.0.1
    • Adjust the file request path of css and js in the _config.yml of the theme, so that you can quickly configure their own CDN;
    • Whether the new code is configurable or not, the default is a line break;
    • The TOC function is activated by default, and the Front-matter configuration option for TOC is turned off for a post;
    • Fixed an issue where the highlighted directory option was inaccurate when scrolling through the post;
    • Remove the search box under IOS to automatically get the focus attribute, preventing the view from moving up after automatically getting the focus;
  • v1.0.0
    • Added all the basic features;
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