In a recent post, I wrote about how it was time to ditch Wordpress. At that point, I didn’t know what publishing tool I was going to use. This post says a bit about the option I picked (Hugo) and why.
Here are a few of my reasons for switching to Hugo:
- creating content is made easier by using Markdown
- content is edited locally using any text editor (my weapon of choice is Visual Studio Code - no more laggy online editing, yay!)
- Hugo’s built-in web server lets you preview your site and updates the preview dynamically as you edit content
- the static pages generated by Hugo can be hosted pretty much anywhere and should load very quickly
- there’s no back-end database to manage
- a wide selection of themes are available
- I control the content and what appears on the site, so no adverts or other stuff that might slow things down
- and so much more…
My new site just went live today and using Hugo has re-engaged me with the development process. Following their documentation got me started quickly and making the switch has been straight forward.
So thumbs up and a recommendation that you look at Hugo (or maybe another site generator) if you want to take back control of your own web development process.