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A Beginner’s Guide to Creating a Static Website with Hugo

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    This tutorial describes how to use Hugo, a static site generator (SSG) written in Go. By “static site” we mean a website that consists of pages that are served directly to the client, without any additional server-side processing. SSGs are especially handy when you’re building not-too-complex sites like a personal blog, a product page, an informational resource, and so on.

    Hugo boasts rich features, is very quick thanks to Go, and has lots of third-party themes, an active community, and detailed documentation. This guide covers the following topics:

    • installing and configuring Hugo
    • creating pages and adding content
    • providing meta information with the help of front matter
    • using archetypes and taxonomies
    • organizing content
    • creating a theme
    • internationalizing a website
    • deploying a project

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