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How to configure AstroPaper theme

Posted on:September 23, 2022 at 04:58 AM

AstroPaper is a highly customizable Astro blog theme. With AstroPaper, you can customize everything according to your personal taste. This article will explain how you can make some customizations easily in the config file.

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Configuring SITE

The important configurations lies in src/config.ts file. Within that file, you’ll see the SITE object where you can specify your website’s main configurations.

During deveopment, it’s okay to leave empty. But in production mode, you should specify your deployed url in option since this will be used for canonical URL, social card URL etc.. which are important for SEO.

// file: src/config.ts
export const SITE = {
  website: "",
  author: "Sat Naing",
  desc: "A minimal, responsive and SEO-friendly Astro blog theme.",
  title: "AstroPaper",
  ogImage: "astropaper-og.jpg",
  lightAndDarkMode: true,
  postPerPage: 3,

Here are SITE configuration options

websiteYour deployed website url
authorYour name
descYour site description. Useful for SEO and social media sharing.
titleYour site name
ogImageYour default OG image for the site. Useful for social media sharing. OG images can be an external image url or they can be placed under /public directory.
lightAndDarkModeEnable or disable light & dark mode for the website. If disabled, primary color scheme will be used. This option is enabled by default.
postPerPageYou can specify how many posts will be displayed in each posts page. (eg: if you set SITE.postPerPage to 3, each page will only show 3 posts per page)

Configuring logo or title

You can specify site’s title or logo image in src/config.ts file.

An arrow pointing at the website logo

// file: src/config.ts
export const LOGO_IMAGE = {
  enable: false,
  svg: true,
  width: 216,
  height: 46,

If you specify LOGO_IMAGE.enable => false, AstroPaper will automatically convert SITE.title to the main site text logo.

If you specify LOGO_IMAGE.enable => true, AstroPaper will use the logo image as the site’s main logo.

You have to specify logo.png or logo.svg under /public/assets directory. Currently, only svg and png image file formats are supported. (Important! logo name has to be logo.png or logo.svg)

If your logo image is png file format, you have to set LOGO_IMAGE.svg => false.

It is recommended that you specify width and height of your logo image. You can do that by setting LOGO_IMAGE.width and LOGO_IMAGE.height

You can configure your own social links along with its icons.

An arrow pointing at social link icons

Currently 20 social icons are supported. (Github, LinkedIn, Facebook etc.)

You can specify and enable certain social links in hero section and footer. To do this, go to /src/config.ts and then you’ll find SOCIALS array of object.

// file: src/config.ts
export const SOCIALS: SocialObjects = [
    name: "Github",
    href: "",
    linkTitle: ` ${SITE.title} on Github`,
    active: true,
    name: "Facebook",
    href: "",
    linkTitle: `${SITE.title} on Facebook`,
    active: true,
    name: "Instagram",
    href: "",
    linkTitle: `${SITE.title} on Instagram`,
    active: true,

You have to set specific social link to active: true in order to appear your social links in hero and footer section. Then, you also have to specify your social link in href property.

For instance, if I want to make my Github appear, I’ll make it like this.

export const SOCIALS: SocialObjects = [
    name: "Github",
    href: "", // update account link
    linkTitle: `${SITE.title} on Github`, // this text will appear on hover and VoiceOver
    active: true, // makre sure to set active to true

Another thing to note is that you can specify the linkTitle in the object. This text will display when hovering on the social icon link. Besides, this will improve accessibility and SEO. AstroPaper provides default link title values; but you can replace them with your own texts.

For example,

linkTitle: `${SITE.title} on Twitter`,


linkTitle: `Follow ${SITE.title} on Twitter`;


This is the brief specification of how you can customize this theme. You can customize more if you know some coding. For customizing styles, please read this article. Thanks for reading.✌🏻