What is Hugo (SSG)?
Hugo is an open source static website generator. Also known as an SSG (Static Site Generator).
Hugo is built on the Go programming language, developed by Google.
Why should I use Hugo for my website?
Why should I use a static website?
There are many pros and cons to using a static site generator like Hugo. The biggest pro is always performance. Compared to WordPress, a major con to having a static website is that it’s often more complicated. And a standard feature such as a commenting system, don’t come easy with an SSG.
Another upside is that static files are free to host. They use much less resources.
Content editing with Markdown
Hugo website use Markdown files to make content management writing-focused.
Image processing with Hugo
Hugo is powerful when it comes to processing files, including images.
Partials are a way for developers to organize code and files. To call in other files in the middle of a page.
Shortcodes are available in Hugo, they can be used to reuse content inside your Markdown files
Connecting a CMS with your Hugo website
A content management system can be used to make content editing easier. CloudCannon and Forestry are two of many popular CMS that can be integrated with a Hugo site.
Heynima.com is made with Hugo
I enjoy working with Hugo. I wasn’t into Gatsby when it gained popularity, I chose Hugo for it’s simplicity. Now, years later, Hugo has come out as the more preferred static website generator.