Switching to Hugo

2019-12-19 - I switched my personal wiki from dokuwiki to Hugo
Tag: hugo


This is the website you are currently reading. It is a static website built using hugo. This article details how I installed hugo, how I initialised this website and how I manage it. I often refer to it as wiki.adyxax.org because I hosted a unique dokuwiki for a long time as my main website (and a pmwiki before that), but with hugo it has become more than that. It is now a mix of wiki, blog and showcase of my work and interests.

Installing hugo

go get github.com/gohugoio/hugo

You probably won’t encounter this issue but this command failed at the time I installed hugo because the master branch in one of the dependencies was tainted. I fixed it with by using a stable tag for this project and continue installing hugo from there:

cd go/src/github.com/tdewolff/minify/
tig --all
git checkout v2.6.1
go get github.com/gohugoio/hugo

This did not build me the extended version of hugo that I need for the docsy theme I chose, so I had to get it by doing :

cd ~/go/src/github.com/gohugoio/hugo/
go get --tags extended
go install --tags extended

Bootstraping this site

hugo new site www
cd www
git init
git submodule add https://github.com/google/docsy themes/docsy

The docsy theme requires two nodejs programs to run :

npm install -D --save autoprefixer
npm install -D --save postcss-cli

hugo commands

To spin up the live server for automatic rebuilding the website when writing articles :

hugo server --bind --minify --disableFastRender

To publish the website in the public folder :

hugo --minify