org-roam is a plain-text personal knowledge management system for emacs. ox-hugo is org exporter backend that exports org-mode files to Hugo compatible Markdown.

Because the Markdown generated by ox-hugo is not pure Markdown but Hugo specific, we need to transform it to fit into Quartz. This is done by Plugin.OxHugoFlavouredMarkdown. Even though this plugin was written with ox-hugo in mind, it should work for any Hugo specific Markdown.

plugins: {
  transformers: [
    Plugin.FrontMatter({ delims: "+++", language: "toml" }), // if toml frontmatter
    // ...
    // ...


Quartz by default doesn’t understand org-roam files as they aren’t Markdown. You’re responsible for using an external tool like ox-hugo to export the org-roam files as Markdown content to Quartz and managing the static assets so that they’re available in the final output.


  • Link resolution
  • Image handling
    • replaceFigureWithMdImg: Whether to replace <figure/> with ![]()
  • Formatting
    • removeHugoShortcode: Whether to remove hugo shortcode syntax ({{}})


While you can use Plugin.OxHugoFlavoredMarkdown and Plugin.ObsidianFlavoredMarkdown together, it’s not recommended because it might mutate the file in unexpected ways. Use with caution.