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The Hugo CMS for visual page building

Develop faster, edit easier, and publish confidently with CloudCannon as your Hugo CMS. Your whole team can collaborate to create incredibly fast static sites on an intuitive visual editor with the best CMS for Hugo.

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CloudCannon for developers

Build Hugo sites your way

CloudCannon’s CMS for Hugo has everything you need to build, edit, and host the best performing sites on the web.

  • Focus on building custom components rather than hand-holding editors through changes.
  • Build locally with your favorite tools and frameworks.
  • Sync changes to content editors with a Git push.
Branching and previewing
Faster and easier on Hugo

CloudCannon for editors

The best CMS for Hugo websites

CloudCannon’s CMS for Hugo makes content management easy for your marketing team and content editors.

  • Use custom components to build new Hugo site pages visually.
  • Share and review changes with a preview site.
  • Publish content confidently with a push of a button.
  • Make changes without bugging a developer, no technical knowledge needed.

Need help migrating your website?

Our migration team can get your site configured for your ideal editing experience. No matter what services you are using or the current state of your website, we'll do the work for you.

Stay in sync with a Git-based CMS

More than a headless CMS. CloudCannon's Hugo CMS helps your team stay in sync with a unified workflow.

  • Content teams commit back to your Git repository through CloudCannon's Visual Editor.
  • Create branches for significant changes to prevent blocking staging environments.
  • Review changes on a site and merge them into another branch in the content management system.
  • Roll a site back with full version control of both code and content.
Git Workflow

Advance your Hugo content workflow

CloudCannon's Hugo CMS takes your web development workflow to the next level.


Sync your Hugo site

Connect your GitHub, GitLab, or Bitbucket repository.


Configure your Hugo build

Define your data types and give your team the ideal editing interfaces.


Invite your content team to collaborate

Give your team access to update the content on the site, all without the help of a developer.


Go live with hosting

Delight your customers by hosting your site on a global CDN with unparalleled reach and speed.

CloudCannon gives our developers total control over our websites while giving the content team an easy-to-use interface.
Jason Adkins
Creative Specialist
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CloudCannon's open source ecosystem

Upgrade your static sites with CloudCannon’s powerful open source tools for a wide range of SSGs.

  • Bookshop — create component-driven development workflows and enable live rendering editing;
  • Pagefind — static search that scales;
  • Reseed — integrate multiple sites into a single domain;
  • Rosey — manage translations for localization and i18n;
  • Pagebreak — granular configuration for site pagination.
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Intuitive content editing

Take your editing team to the next level with the CloudCannon Hugo CMS’s powerful content editing and publishing workflows.

Git-based CMS

Git-based CMS

Everything syncs back to Git, so your development and content editing teams can always collaborate in sync.
Built for content editors

Built for content editors

Empower your editors by building a library of components to create new pages with ease.
Publishing workflows

Publishing workflows

Prepare branches for staging and production workflows. Your content team will use the full power of Git, all behind a beautiful UI.
Intuitive editing

Intuitive editing

Edit content directly on your website. With CloudCannon’s Visual Editor for Hugo, the whole team can contribute.

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Get started with CloudCannon's Hugo learning resources

Want to learn more about Hugo? Whether it's Hugo specific documentation, Hugo tutorials, or Hugo themes that you're after, CloudCannon has you covered!

Hugo starter guide

Head over to our Hugo specific documentation to make configuration easy so you can focus on building custom components.

Hugo tutorials

Check out our collection of Hugo tutorials to learn the basics or dive into more advanced topics.

Hugo themes

Build your next Hugo project with one of our Hugo templates optimized for editing in CloudCannon.

Why choose Hugo?

Hugo is known as the world’s fastest framework for building websites, with a well deserved reputation for speed, simplicity and flexibility. Hugo the fastest static site generator supported by the Jamstack community, with site builds faster than 1ms per page on an average site.

Distributed as a single cross-platform binary and built with Go (Golang), Hugo lets you get up and running sooner, with built-in functionalities like hugo shortcodes, menus, sitemaps, feeds, i18n and image optimization. And when it comes to themes, Hugo’s got them in spades.

Above all, Hugo boasts a thriving community of active and supportive users contributing to Hugo documentation.

Faster and easier SSG

A CMS for Hugo you can trust

Find out how world leading companies are successfully leveraging CloudCannon's live visual editing. Learn how the best CMS for Hugo can help you and your team. 

Get started with CloudCannon

Try out CloudCannon with a 21-day free trial, or get in touch with us for a demo.