Hugo Brief Introduction

published on 11 Aug 2019.

Hugo Introduction

Hugo is one of the best website generators and frameworks, with which we can build a website very easily. it is similar to jekyll while it writes in golang with higher spreed building. themes markets are open to veryone.

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Hugo & Jekyll

The following image linked from internet shows us the difference between the two frameworks.

Static Site Generators


There are several ways to install hugo. it would be easy to finish it by following the official guide. however, as a developer, I would build it from source.

build from source:

go get -v
echo "PATH=$GOPATH/bin:$PATH" >> /etc/profile
source /etc/profile


hugo version
Hugo Static Site Generator v0.56.3 linux/amd64 BuildDate: unknown

start hugo project:

hugo new site test
git submodule add <theme-git-addree> themes/<theme-name>
echo  'theme = "<theme-name>"' >> config.toml

Generally, the theme has itself example, the only thing to do is to cope the example folder to theme root folder including config.toml file.



the public folder will be generated when running hugo command. all the website content are located in this folder. it can run by web-server directly.

run by hugo:

hugo server --bind -p 1313 --baseURL http://<public-ip>:1313/