Hugo

A Hugo Survival Guide

Hugo is a static site generator: it takes some plain-text content, marries it to a bunch of HTML templates, and produces a set of complete, static HTML pages that can be served by any generic, stand-alone web server. Simple.

Hugo Templates and Other Features

The Hugo static site generator takes some plain-text content, marries it to a bunch of HTML templates, and produces a set of complete, static HTML pages that can be served by any generic, stand-alone web server. It selects templates based on the type of the content, and its position in the filesystem.

Hugo's Processing Model and URL Management

The Hugo static site generator takes some plain-text content, marries it to a bunch of HTML templates, and produces a set of complete, static HTML pages that can be served by any generic, stand-alone web server. Because the site generated by Hugo is entirely static, all URLs in the public site must correspond directly to objects in the filesystem.

A Guide to Hugo Concepts

Hugo is a static site generator: it takes some plain-text content, marries it to a bunch of HTML templates, and produces a set of complete, static HTML pages that can be served by any generic, stand-alone web server. Simple.

Or maybe not. Hugo does a lot of things automatically, relying on conventions and implicit rules, rather than on explicit configuration.