Hugo blog posts

  • Static Site Generator (SSG) Visions, Roadmaps, and Trajectories: What to Watch in 2023

    David Large

    21 January 2023

    Last week I published a list of the top five static site generators for 2023. In that article I looked at the major features for each framework, as well as...

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    The Top Five Static Site Generators for 2023 (and when to use them!)

    David Large

    14 January 2023

    There’s no shortage of static site generators (SSGs) to choose from, though I’ve limited the below list to five major SSGs covering a wide range of uses, from marketing sites,...

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  • Hugo Shortcodes

    Editing Content with Hugo Shortcodes: Built-in and Custom Shortcode Support

    CloudCannon

    3 November 2022

    You asked for it. We’ve done it. CloudCannon is the first CMS with full support and full integration for built-in and custom Hugo shortcodes — in our Visual, Content, and...

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    Going Wild with Hugo Modules

    Nuance Communications TechPubs Team

    30 July 2022

    At the recent HugoConf, Jeanne Haskett, Nathalie Laroche, and Kimberley Brown — part of the Nuance Communications TechPubs team — presented their process for using Hugo modules, which enables efficient...

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    HugoConf 2022

    David Large

    21 July 2022

    At CloudCannon we always focus on using the right tool for the job. (And if we can’t find the right tool, we build it!) When we added Hugo support to...

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    HugoConf is on the horizon!

    David Large

    17 June 2022

    As I write this, it’s just over three weeks until the first ever HugoConf will be held. Given the global appeal of Hugo and the amazing response from participants across...

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  • Illustration of Hugo logo, boxing gloves, and Gatsby logo

    Hugo vs. Gatsby.js

    David Large

    4 June 2022

    With GatsbyConf a few months behind us, and the new-conference-on-the-block HugoConf approaching on the horizon, we are now — temporally, at least — between Gatsby.js and Hugo. Distinctly different in their...

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    Fifty of 2022's most popular Hugo themes

    David Large

    21 May 2022

    One reason Hugo is such a popular static site generator is the ease with which you can add visually appealing themes to new and existing website projects. Maybe a responsive...

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    Twelve Amazing Free Hugo Documentation Themes

    David Large

    14 May 2022

      Providing responsive and intuitive documentation is a key concern for every software business, from SaaS to desktop applications. Whether you’re documenting a series of steps or explaining precisely how...

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  • The best headless CMS for Hugo

    David Large

    5 May 2022

    You already know Hugo. It’s one of the most popular static site generators in the world, because of its optimized build speeds, built-in templates for SEO, analytics, commenting (and more!),...

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  • Photo illustration of nighttime car race, with Hugo, Bookshop and CloudCannon logos

    Stay in the race with Hugo, Bookshop, and CloudCannon’s Git-powered CMS

    Bryce Wray

    28 April 2022

    It’s tough to be competitive in the ever-changing world of web development. Trends, even fads, come and go. While an experienced web dev learns to know the difference between sound...

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  • Maximizing the convenience factor: archetypes in Hugo

    Bryce Wray

    24 March 2022

    There are many reasons why static site generators (SSGs) have become so popular, especially in recent years. The reason which seems to come up most often is that SSG-based sites...

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