blogdown_template() creates YAML based on your blogdown theme archetypes. blogdown is based on Hugo, which supports many custom themes. Each theme uses YAML in a different way. However, many come with archetypes that define the YAML or TOML. To find out which types your theme has, use blogdown_archetypes() to see what's available. Use blogdown_template() to specify the archetype and it will convert the template to YAML that you can use in your post.

blogdown_template(type, path = ".", theme = NULL)

blogdown_archetypes(path = ".", theme = NULL)



an archetype


the path to your blogdown site


the theme to check for archetypes. By default, blogdown_template() will attempt to read your theme from your config file.


a yml object