Hexo 4.0.0 Released

To upgrade to Hexo v4, change the following line in your package.json,

-  "hexo": "^3.9.0",
+ "hexo": "^4.0.0",

Breaking change

  • chore: drop Node 6 #3598
  • fix post_link, asset_link when title contains unescaped html charaters #3704
    • Affects asset_link, post_link tag plugins
    • If you want to retain unescaped characters, set false to the final argument
  • fix: encode permalink by default #3708
    • If you currently use encodeURI(post.permalink) (including permalink of page, tag & category variables), there are three options:
      1. Use encodeURI(decodeURI(post.permalink)) for backward-compatibility with hexo v3.9 (and older)
      2. Use encodeURL() function provided by hexo-util, it is backward-compatible
      3. Drop encodeURI() function, this breaks backward-compatibility
    • If you want to use the variables in decoded form,
    • This change does not apply to this.url variable.
  • fix(paginator): add escape option for compatibility with hexo-util@1.3.0 #3728
    • Theme devs, if you customize prev_text/next_text with html (e.g. to insert icons), you need to set escape: false in the parameter.

Feature

  • feat(filter): use existing excerpt if possible #3612

  • switch minimatch to micromatch #3538

  • feat: add option to disable meta generator tag #3653

    • Add meta_generator: false to config to disable
  • feat(generator): allow limit parallel generation #3665

    • If you experience “Out of memory” issue, try lowering the value in hexo g --concurrency <number>
  • Option to use date instead of file mtime for updated date #3235

    • If you prefer not to use file modification time in the post.updated variable, set use_date_for_updated: true in config
  • feat(list_tags): add Schema “keywords” and Microdata “tag” #3678

  • feat(permalink_variable): add pretty_urls option to remove index.html from url #3691

    • Use the following config to remove the trailing index.html from permalink variables
    pretty_urls:
    trailing_index: false
    • Does not apply to this.url variable (see #3661).
    • Should be compatible with existing canonical-related plugins, recommend plugin and theme devs to test
  • feat: add full_url_for helper #3701

    • use this helper full_url_for(page.path) instead of config.url + page.path
  • fix: external_link should use after_render #3675

    • added field and exclude options, see #3675 for guide.

Performance

  • perf(meta_generator): drop cheerio #3671
  • perf(open_graph): drop cheerio and use regex #3680
  • perf(external_link): drop cheerio and use regex #3685
  • perf(cache): enforce caching across modes #3756

Fix

  • fix: set english as default #3654
  • Use filename when title is not specified in the front-matter #3672
  • fix: ignore categories / tags with zero posts #3624
  • fix(open_graph): remove index.html from url #3661
  • fix(open_graph): remove duplicate twitter card tags #3668
  • fix(helpers, tag plugins): encode url by default #3710
    • Refer to #3708 for guide on decoding.
  • fix(open_graph): percent-encode url, not html escape #3686
  • fix: Allow backtick code block in “blockquote” tag plugin #2321
  • fix: Correct processing of backtick code block on blockquote #3765
  • fix: prevent inserting extra new line character into the end of backtick code block #3768

Dependency

  • chore(deps): update tildify requirement from ^1.2.0 to ^2.0.0 #3541
  • chore(deps): update strip-indent requirement from ^2.0.0 to ^3.0.0 #3534
  • chore(deps-dev): update husky requirement from ^1.1.3 to ^3.0.0 #3608
  • chore(deps-dev): update eslint requirement from ^5.9.0 to ^6.0.1 #3606
  • chore(deps-dev): update lint-staged requirement from ^8.1.0 to ^9.1.0 #3615
  • chore: update to hexo-util@1.0.1 and hexo-renderer-marked@2.0.0 #3646
  • chore(deps): update hexo-i18n requirement from ^0.2.1 to ^1.0.0 #3698
  • chore(deps): update hexo-fs requirement from ^1.0.0 to ^2.0.0 #3699
  • chore(deps): update hexo-front-matter requirement from ^0.2.3 to ^1.0.0 #3700
  • chore(deps): update hexo-log requirement from ^0.2.0 to ^1.0.0 #3730
  • chore(deps): update warehouse requirement from ^2.2.0 to ^3.0.0 #3736
  • chore(deps): bump hexo-cli from 2.0.0 to 3.0.0 #3743