Hydejack v4 adds a lot of social media icons and introduces a new default layout. It also breaks things, hence a new major release number.

  • Structure of _config.yml has changed
    • Social media usernames are now located under author: social: <platform>: <username>.
    • disqus is now a top-level entry (moved from author).
    • Now has font, font_accent and google_fonts fields that are mandatory.
  • Now defaults to the blog layout, old style is available via blog-by-tag layout, see archive.html.

NOTE: This post is outdated and only included for legacy reasons. See the Documentation for up-to-date instructions.

New features

  • Added a lot of social media icons, configurable via _config.yml.
  • New blog layout. Classic, paginated.
  • Fonts are configurable via _config.yml.


  • Link underlines are now fixed-sized for all font sizes (no thicker lines for headlines, etc)


  • Correctly set the meta description field using either the description field or post.excerpt as a fallback (used to contain the unmodified markdown).
  • Fixed various URL bugs relating to site.baseurl.


  • Refactoring, preventing code duplications, heavier usage of includes.

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