How to embed LikeCoin button into Hugo

Thanks to the user Wancat for the tutorial.

Before adding the LikeCoin button, please register a Liker ID.

Choose a theme for your website first, the following is an example of CleanWhite.

Hugo allows users to use custom Layout in order to change the website design without altering the theme, LikeCoin button can be added with this function.

The 1st step is to copy the post template, copy the layouts folder in theme to the directory of the repository

cp -r theme/YOUR_THEME/layouts/ .

Hugo allows users to create simple templates with Partial Templates and embed it into a page. Create likecoin.html in partials folder of layouts, fill in the following code. Words to encourage clapping of LikeCoin button can also be included in HTML format

<iframe class="LikeCoin" height="235" src="{{ .Site.Params.likerID }}/button?referrer={{ .Permalink }}" width="100%" frameborder=0></iframe>

Add the following code to config.toml, and change [LikerID] to your Liker ID

likerID = "likerID"

Then edit the post template, it is usually in _default/single.html. This is a Go Template, suggest to put the code after {{ .Content }}, LikeCoin button will appear at the end of the article

{{ partial "likecoin.html" . }}

Hugo is going to render this partial to your posts. Remember to add the ".", otherwise the LikeCoin template cannot read the data. In fact it is not necessary to modify the original Hugo theme

Last step is to run hugo server and preview your website.

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