It's used to quickly scaffold a theme for hexo. The theme it creates is fully functional and has no design. That part is up to you!
It creates all of the necessary files you need to make your own theme within an existing hexo.js project.
You will be prompted for:
npm install -g generator-hexo-theme
Create a new hexo app using hexo-cli.
mkdir projectName && cd projectNamehexo init
Navigate to the directory you want to place the theme project in (most likely
mkdir mytheme && cd mythemeyo hexo-theme
To start the server go back to the root of your hexo project and run
hexo server --debug.
Please post any ideas to issues. If you know how to use any of the technologies it generates better than me there are places, especially in the templates, where it could be improved by you! Pull requests welcome.
It might be necessary to goto the blog root and install a specific renderer for the template language you have chosen. Swig is built into Hexo at the current version.
npm install hexo-renderer-jade npm install hexo-renderer-ejs npm install hexo-renderer-njks npm install hexo-render-pug