Using Gohugo With Github Pages
This is a guide to how I have my GitHub pages site configured with my GoHugo repository. To do this, you will need two repositories:
- The first one is your GitHub Pages personal repo. Instructions here: https://pages.github.com/
- The second is what contains your GoHugo src files, after following the GoHugo Quickstart Guide
My respective repositories are
Setting up GitHub Pages Repo as Static File Directory
hugo is executed, it generates the static files in the
public/ directory. The easiest way to do this is to delete this directory if you have already created it. Now you can use the
git submodule add command to add your GitHub Pages repo as your static folder location. Example using my pages repo
git submodule add https://github.com/williamhastings/williamhastings.github.io public
public static file directory is my GitHub Pages repo. When I execute
hugo it will now populate that submodule with the static files, allowing me to push those changes to my public Pages branch. And the local Hugo source files can be checked into what ever branch you are storing those in.
I would like to automate the GoHugo content proccess, and git versioning for posting new blog posts, gallaries, etc… So far I am fairly happy with the GoHugo static site generator from a simple setup, and the erblog theme for GoHugo. Going forward, I will be developing my own theme I’m calling noless-nomore. Just what you need, and no more for a generic Hugo site using Bootstrap.