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24 Sep 2021

Day 997

Hugo the static site generator

My blog takes minutes to be generated, this DTB is not far from it either. I heard Hugo is fast, and I dislike most of what’s on my blog, the logical thing seems to burn it to the ground and start from zero using Hugo.

cd themes
git submodule add https://github.com/chollinger93/ink-free
cd ..
echo theme = \"ink-free\" >> config.toml
  • Creating a post:
hugo new posts/my-first-post.md

puts the file in ./content/posts/my-first-post.md

  • Building:
    • Starting the local server: hugo server -D
    • REALLY fast, and reloaded live in my browser!
    • Building the site: hugo -D
  • Configs
    • config.toml supports #comments
    • con-fig and con-tent in the same folder make my tab completion sad.
    • Configure Hugo | Hugo
    • It supports .yaml, .json and .toml configs and config directories!
  • Directory structure: Directory Structure | Hugo
    • Site structure in inferred by directories: Content Sections | Hugo
      • They still need to be added to config to be in the menu
      • Nevertheless accessible when typing the URL directly
      • A subdirectory is a navigable section only if it has an _index.md
    • hugo new content/pages/one/two/test-page.md
      • The command only from parent of config
      • It generates the boilerplate, I don’t need to write a script for that! It even gets the title from the filename!
      • If there’s an archetype with the same name it’ll use that!
  • Writing / content creation
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