Hugo uses Markdown for its simple content format. However, there are a lot of things that Markdown doesn’t support well. You could use pure HTML to expand possibilities.

But this happens to be a bad idea. Everyone uses Markdown because it’s pure and simple to read even non-rendered. You should avoid HTML to keep it as simple as possible.

To avoid this limitations, Hugo created shortcodes. A shortcode is a simple snippet inside a page.

Hugo-theme-learn provides multiple shortcodes on top of existing ones.


    The Attachments shortcode displays a list of files attached to a page.


    Nice buttons on your page.


    List the child pages of a page


    Displays an expandable/collapsible section of text on your page


    Generation of diagram and flowchart from text in a similar manner as markdown


    Disclaimers to help you structure your page

    Site param

    Get value of site params variables in your page.

    Tabbed views

    Synchronize selection of content in different tabbed views