Explore the many features available to you in After Dark.

Choose a feature to learn more or run Quick Install to download and install After Dark and try any of these yourself.


Code Analysis
Test generated website HTML for problems.
Code Highlighter
Highlight code written in more than 160 languages.
Error Page
Give visitors a reason to stay when errors occur.
Fetch Injection
Load external scripts and styles with incredible speed.
JIT Requests
Maximize resources while minimizing external requests.
Last Modified
Help visitors understand when posts were last modified.
Lazy Loading
Defer loading of images, iframes and scripts.
Post Bylines
Create human and machine readable bylines in posts.
Post Images
Add large hero images without touching an image editor.


Content Security Policy
Control resources the user agent is allowed to load.
Ephemeral Hosting
Briefly expose your site to the Internet over SSH with encryption.
Referrer Policy
Specify how much info is passed to external links.
Release Hashes
Verify you are using genuine After Dark software.
Work Offline
Build and run your entire site without Internet access.


Custom Homepage
Hide the blog and specify how content is shown.
Custom Layouts
Customize layouts without modifying theme source.
Custom Styles
Modify theme styles for complete design control.
Skin Styles
Choose one of eight customizable skin styles.
Share code between Shortcodes and Custom Layouts.
SVG Favicon
Decorate your site with a unique SVG favicon.
Trim Color
Define the color used to display borders around your site.


Extended Builds
Build Hugo with Sass and Go CDK Deploy support.
Module System
Enhance site functionality with add-on modules.
Online Help
Complete self-hosted help guide and example website.
Quick Install
One command is all you need to start a new website.
Upgrade Script
Check for After Dark updates and upgrade effortlessly.
Featured Posts
Display your favorite blog posts front-and-center.
Fuzzy Search
Quickly locate indexed content anywhere on the site.
Link Typing
Explicitly indicate relationships between documents.
Related Content
Promote more of your content to your site's visitors.
Section Menu
Display a contextual site-wide navigation with links.
Table of Contents
Quickly locate information in longer posts.
Taxonomy Pages
Navigate the site using author-defined taxonomies.
Index Blocking
Define pages to prevent them from appearing in search.
Keywords Meta
Add semantic detail regarding content subject matter.
Structured Data
Give search engines rich info about site structure.
Web Feeds
Share RSS feeds with full-content and optional enclosures.
Webmaster Tools
Test and submit your site with popular search engines.


Instant Views
Instantly preview your content from within Telegram.
Social Meta
Share links with images on Facebook and Twitter.