Hugo website SEO

August 9, 2017


You want to be found on the web. Search Engines want to help… Hugo or your Hugo theme might provide some SEO components out of the box, but consider adding what it doesn’t, then tell google; bing and other search engines about your site. Part 1: Add SEO elements to your website See also about SEO elements -> https://developers.google.com/search/docs/guides 1. Configuration: By default Hugo or your Hugo theme will give you: ... Read more

Hugo website on GitLab Pages

August 6, 2017


How we created a static website with Hugo and hosted it on GitLab Pages with our custom domain secured with a SSL/TLS certificate, for free. With Hugo + GitLab Pages + Let’s Encrypt you get: Static website generator. Auto-deploy on checkin. Free hosting. Custom domain AND secured with SSL/TLS encryption. Free Let’s Encrypt certificate. Previously we had setup our website on GitHub but with one major drawback: Github Pages doesn’t currently support SSL/TLS certificates with a custom domain. ... Read more

Wordpress to Hugo

August 2, 2017


How we migrated a Wordpress blog to a Hugo generated website (and hosted it on GitHub Pages for free), without too much fuss. Part 1: Export from Wordpress to Hugo format: Being on the free tier of Wordpress, it was not possible to run any of the excellent looking tools that hugo recommends. So instead we opted to use the wp2hugo.go tool to process the downloaded export file from Wordpress into markdown files, as explained here. ... Read more

Hugo website hosted on GitHub Pages

August 2, 2017


How we created a static website using Hugo and hosted it on GitHub Pages, for free. With Hugo + GitHub Pages you get: Static website generator. Auto-deploy on checkin. Free hosting. Custom domain (not secured with SSL/TLS encryption). With GitHub Pages your URL options are: Encrypted sub domain of GitHub Pages, for example: https://mygitname.github.io/mywebsite. Unencrypted custom domain, for example: http://mycustomdomain. If you want to use a custom domain and SSL/TSL encryption, consider using GitLab instead: see blog post Hugo website hosted on GitLab Pages. ... Read more

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