Version 4.2.5 (April 2019)

Release Notes tell you what’s new in Academic. As always, we welcome your feedback. You can also file a bug report. Want to update to this version? Refer to the update guide in conjunction with the parameter changes mentioned in the Breaking Changes section below.

See what’s new in Academic!

Welcome to the v4.2.5 release of Academic which adds support for the major new version of Hugo, Hugo v0.55.

These release notes also cover all previous patches (bug fixes) for v4.2.

Breaking changes

Hugo v0.55.2+ required

Note that Hugo v0.55.0 and v0.55.1 have many bugs are incompatible.


  • fix text color option text_color_light = true only working in Safari
  • fix People widget error <.Path>: can't evaluate field Dir in type string
  • fix Slider text color - should be light text on dark background (not dark text)
  • the search dialog is now more intuitive for users to close.


  • fix: page metadata (e.g. date) no longer displayed in page header or in listings
  • fix day/night mode when highlight=false or highlight_style is set in params.toml
  • fix page resource links (e.g. PDF, Cite, etc.) not displayed
  • fix pagination link error about RelPermalink

Thank you

Last but certainly not least, a big Thank You to all the folks that helped to make Academic even better.

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