Obsidian for zettelkasten-type notes
.. is probably my new obsession, along with getting it to play nicely with Hugo. It’s a closed non-open-source system but files are saved as markdown, has an awesome Android app - everything I’ve ever wanted except openness, basically.
Template to create hugo-compatible front matter in Obsidian:
Templater[^obstempldate] is a community plugin for template stuff, but supports neat things like getting clipboard data, creating files, etc. Additionally supports automatically using templates when creating notes in a folder or in general and a lot of other excellent stuff.
This template gets run manually after I create and name a note. When I run it, it autogenerates Hugo front matter, gets the title from the filename, and puts the cursor in the first tag. The second tag is created from the folder name where the note is located, currently I defined two:
--- title: "<% tp.file.title %>" tags: - "zc" - "zc/<% tp.file.folder() %>" - "<% tp.file.cursor() %>" fulldate: <% tp.date.now("YYYY-MM-DDTHH:MM:SSZZ") %> date: <% tp.date.now("YYYY-MM-DD") %> hidden: false draft: true ---
Obsidian to Hugo Conversion
I looked at zoni/obsidian-export: Rust library and CLI to export an Obsidian vault to regular Markdown and khalednassar/obyde: A minimal tool to convert a standardly configured Obsidian vault to a Jekyll or Hugo blog., found the latter to be a bit clearer in how it handles assets etc. It requires a
date in frontmatter in
YYYY-MM-DD format, which I provided.