Up and running with the awesome hugo

Hello World!

I am kickstarting this website today. I’ve been switching themes and platforms. First I tried Jekyll, but it didn’t turn out that good for me. Then I started writing a new website from scratch and dropped it in between :P. Now, I am using hugo, seems pretty cool and easy to use until now. Let’s hope I stick around this one for a while atleast.

I am using Ghostwriter theme and hope to stick with it.


The setup was pretty simple:

  1. Install hugo.
  2. Scaffold & Install themes.

    hugo new site meetmangukiya
    cd meetmangukiya/
    hugo new post/hello-world.md
    cd themes
    git clone https://github.com/roryg/ghostwriter
    cd ghostwriter
    npm install
    cd ../../
    vim config.toml
    # configuration ...
    hugo server --theme=ghostwriter --buildDrafts
    # go check localhost:1313
    # There, you have a website running already :D
  3. Build and deploy

    hugo -t ghostwriter
    cd public
    git init
    git remote add origin <remote>
    git add *
    git commit -m ":rocket: Deploy"
    git push -u origin master
  4. Automating deploy: This goes in deploy.sh

    hugo -t ghostwriter
    cd public/
    git checkout master
    git add *
    git commit -m "Website Update $(date -u)"
    git push

That’s it, isn’t it just wonderful!