When the first paragraph contains a short introduction or summary of the page, the theme can apply a notably different style. And with the more tag, we can mark it as the summary of the page.

A lead paragraph is optional but strongly recommended. To encourage its use, every regular page file generated with hugo new contains a placeholder.


The attribute {.p-first} styles the paragraph. The more-tag <!--more--> marks the paragraph as the summary of the page which is displayed on cards and in content lists etc.

Hugo always generates a content summary if anyhow possible. But Hugo can’t analyze content, it just strips the first sentences (≈ 70 words) down to unformatted text. This may lead to badly truncated text and sometimes even to nearly incomprehensible results when these first lines have been strongly structured by markup.


The first paragraph on this page is styled as stand-first.