published on 02.08.2020

A few days ago, I decided to migrate my website from Jekyll to Hugo. Instead of using a theme from the Hugo community, I wanted to port my existing website. Converting, markdown content and SCSS wasn’t hard. I read a few articles, blogs, and the original documentation to learn about …

published on 26.07.2020

This post contains nothing but notes that I took while experimenting Hugo templates. To understand each page and it’s variables (properties) I’ve created a partial called hugo_debug.html and used it in baseof.html, simply by adding this line: {{ partial "hugo_debug.html" . }} …

published on 03.08.2020

In this post, I aim to explain this website. Template by template… The main purpose here is to create a document to myself for future reference. Templates are complicated and not easy to read. That’s why I’ll probably forget what I did and why I coded this way. […] We are …

published on 21.08.2020

“Overwriting default landing page for Hugo taxonomies”. What do I mean by that? By default, Hugo will create a home page or a landing page for your taxonomies. /tags/ or /categories are good examples. If you don’t have any specific templates for tags /layouts/tags/list.html Hugo …

published on 05.08.2020

This post will be very short and precise. In Jekyll, we had to create an .xml file using liquid templates to tell Jekyll that we want an rss.xml or similarly sitemap.xml. Luckily, Hugo creates these files for us under the hood. You can check them by going to /index.xml and /sitemap.xml pages in your …

published on 06.08.2020

Search engine bots or crawlers, use two files to crawl a website more intelligently. These are robots.txt and sitemap.xml. A robots.txt file tells search engine crawlers which pages or files the crawler can or can’t request from the site. This is used mainly to avoid overloading your site with …

published on 21.08.2020

Math typesetting, or rendering LaTeX, in Hugo is not a hard task. We have two popular alternatives. First one is mathjax, I was using it before with jekyll. The other popular library for math typesetting is KaTeX. Since it’s is faster, this time I’ll go with KaTeX. Implementing these …

published on 22.08.2020

Tags in Hugo is a default taxonomy and we don’t need any special configuration to use tags. We just enter the tags in the post’s front-matter. This can be YAML, TOML, or JSON. I’m using the YAML format, just a personal preference. […] tags:["hugo","tags"]In …

published on 22.08.2020

I like to display “published date” and “last modified date” info for my posts. Date info comes from the date parameter and last modified info comes from the lastmod parameter, both defined in the front-matter. […] …

published on 22.08.2020

We talked about rendering dates and the last modification date in the last post. Now, we’ll look into how can we convert month names into another language? I’ve had a similar experience last year with jekyll. The idea is the same, we need to map each month to their version of the …