Front Matter Variables Default
There are a few predefined variables that Hugo is aware of. See Page Variables for how to call many of these predefined variables in your templates.
an array of one or more aliases (e.g., old published paths of renamed content) that will be created in the output directory structure.
the datetime at which the content was created; note this value is auto-populated according to Hugo’s built-in archetype.
the description for the content.
true, the content will not be rendered unless the
--buildDrafts flag is passed to the hugo command.
datetime at which the content should no longer be published by Hugo; expired content will not be rendered unless the
--buildExpired flag is passed to the hugo command.
true, Hugo will explicitly treat the content as a CJK language; both
.WordCount work properly in CJK languages.
the meta keywords for the content.
the layout Hugo should select from the lookup order when rendering the content.
the datetime at which the content was last modified.
used for creating links to content; if set, Hugo defaults to using the linktitle before the title. Hugo can also order lists of content by linktitle.
experimental; specify "rst" for reStructuredText (requiresrst2html) or "md" (default) for Markdown.
if in the future, content will not be rendered unless the
--buildFuture flag is passed to hugo.
appears as the tail of the output URL. A value specified in front matter will override the segment of the URL based on the filename.
these will use the field name of the plural form of the index; see the tags and categories in the above front matter examples.
the title for the content.
the type of the content; this value will be derived from the directory (i.e., the section) automatically if unset.
the full path to the content from the web root. It makes no assumptions about the path of the content file. It also ignores any language prefixes of the multilingual feature.
used for ordering your content in lists.
If neither slug nor url is present and permalinks are not configured otherwise, Hugo will use the filename of your content to create the output URL. See Content Organization for an explanation of paths in Hugo and URL Management for ways to customize Hugo’s default behaviors.