More about Hugo & hugodown

Read the manual 😉

You can read the whole hugodown docs and probably should especially as hugodown evolves.

Also read the docs of the theme you choose.

You might not need to read Hugo docs, that are much longer, much more overwhelming: you mostly only need to read Hugo docs when you need to tweak or customize a theme.

Follow developments? 👀

If you start using Hugo & hugodown for your website…

Contributing guide for your website ✏

Personal website: take notes to not forget what you tweaked, etc.

Collaborative website: even Hugo users might not know your website structure!

Where to get help? 👋

Hugo Academic 🎓

Hugo Academic has excellent docs.

You can build many different websites with Hugo Academic, see a few examples below. The theme is very versatile, and widely used in the R community.

Website Source
Yanina Bellini Saibene’s personal website
Metadocencia website
Personal website of Alison Presmanes Hill
“Communicating with R Markdown” workshop by Alison Hill

There’s a Python CLI to import your publications, featured in the blog post “Fixing Imports to Hugo”

Other Hugo themes 🎒

Another R package: blogdown 📦

blogdown is an alternative to hugodown. hugodown vs blogdown. A wishlist for the next version of blogdown.

Hugo and CMS 💻

To give a less technical interface to a Hugo website, you could use a CMS, see for instance what Steph Locke set up in this website with Netlify CMS.

Hugo template development/tweaking 🔩

  • How I started: I needed to tweak one thing in an existing theme and I googled that thing; then I had to tweak one more thing; etc. Others might have built a theme from scratch.

  • Mike Dane’s tutorials

  • Threads indicating resources for beginners and the lack thereof: 2018, 2019

  • What you must know according to Steph Locke

  • More advanced