NexT 6.0.6 Released

Since more and more contributors joined to NexT, version 6.0.6 got more improvements, additions and bugfixes. Here are some important of them:

Version 6.0.6

  • REMOVED Duplicated meta tag keywords (Hexo v3.3.5 or highter needed).
  • IMPROVED Accessibility for mobile devices.
  • ADDED Support for hexo-leancloud-counter-security plugin.
  • ADDED Sub-Menu feature.
  • FIXED svg confict in Algolia.
  • FIXED GitHub banner under tablet devices and adapted with mobile_layout_economy option.
  • FIXED Margin settings consistence for Mist scheme.

Detailed changes for NexT v6.0.6

Version 6.0.5

  • IMPROVED Allow to set custom CDN for Valine.
  • ADDED BreadCrumbs feature.
  • ADDED include_raw tag.
  • FIXED Syntax issue about IE compatible for Valine.

Detailed changes for NexT v6.0.5

Version 6.0.4

  • CHANGED Busuanzi Count.
  • IMPROVED Used title as url in exturl tag if no arguments exists as title.
  • ADDED External urls in sidebar author links.
  • ADDED Vendor configurations (CDN) for theme-next-bookmark and theme-next-reading-progress.
  • ADDED Support for hexo-related-popular-posts plugin.
  • FIXED Missing data-fancybox attribute for fancybox.
  • FIXED Use .length instead of .size() in motion.js and utils.js to make it work with jQuery 3.1.

Detailed changes for NexT v6.0.4

Version 6.0.3

  • CHANGED Language codes: fr-FR to fr, nl-NL to nl and zh-Hans to zh-CN.
  • CHANGED math.per_page by default to true to make math lazyloaded.
  • IMPROVED Make social, creative commons and footer powered links sensitive by seo option.
  • ADDED Bookmark feature as separated module: theme-next-bookmark.
  • ADDED Switch to choice whether it will unescape the HTML strings for local searching.
  • ADDED Support to set whether the sidebar will be shown in each single post.
  • FIXED Load math script in homepage for posts or pages contained mathjax: true in frontmatter.
  • FIXED Algolia search overlay on mobile devices.

Detailed changes for NexT v6.0.3

Version 6.0.2

  • IMPROVED MathJax feature.
  • ADDED KaTeX support (usage).
  • ADDED Support for lazy load the Disqus comments.
  • ADDED cheers_enabled option.
  • ADDED pangu option instead of auto_spacing in Hexo as separated module: theme-next-pangu.
  • ADDED Load custom files from outside the theme.
  • FIXED Refactored head.swig to right rendering pathes with cache option.
  • FIXED Issue about the categories/tags count in _drafts directory.
  • FIXED theme_config option in NexT for Hexo config.

Detailed changes for NexT v6.0.2

Version 6.0.1

  • REMOVED Duoshuo.
  • ADDED Reading progress feature as separated module: theme-next-reading-progress.
  • ADDED Badges to menu.
  • ADDED «Follow me on GitHub» banner option.

Detailed changes for NexT v6.0.1

NexT 6.0.0 Released

Because NexT is growing up with each year, there are more and more external libs, so:

  • General maintenance became a harder for all who not only use it, but help with development too.
  • Generation speed became slower and slower with each new library. Half of unused libs copied to public dirs for all users and search engines see all this libs too. It's mostly waste files for half NexT users.
  • Full weight of NexT distributive at least decrease about 2x, which provides faster download / update speed.

In other words: this changes increase development speed, generation speed and download speed.


There are no hard breaking changes between 5.1.x and 6.0.x versions. It's change major version to 6 because:

  • CHANGED Main repo was rebased from iissnan's profile to theme-next organization.
  • IMPROVED Most libraries under the next/source/lib directory was moved out to external repos under NexT organization.
  • IMPROVED 3rd-party plugin hexo-wordcount was replaced by hexo-symbols-count-time because hexo-symbols-count-time no have any external nodejs dependencies, no have language filter which causes better performance on speed at site generation.
  • ADDED Cache option to increase content generation speed.

Full Changes

You can also see full changes for NexT v6.0.0

Update from Version 5

See how to update from v5 to v6 guide.

3rd-party Libraries

See adding plugins section.

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