I’m Kiruthik Kumar(KK), and my blog is about all random things that I spend my time on !

Using Hugo for blogging

· by Kiruthik Kumar · Read in about 1 min · (203 Words)
Hugo General

Static Site Generators

I'm quite fascinated by these static site generators, and decided to use it for blogging.

All these static site generators support Markdown format for writing the blog entry and it generates the HTML out of it.

Unlike traditional blogging applications - site generator runs on the local machine and generate static (HTML) files, which can be pushed to a server. So there won't be any request processing on the server. Only those generated files (HTML,CSS,JS & Images) are served.

Plus, we can use gitlab, bitbucket or github to host those static files than maintaining a hosting provider!


Hexo runs on Node.js and it's plug-ins/themes are easy to deploy (ie., using npm) Also rather than using HTML, we can use Markdown to create blog posts. Incase if you want to add hexo clean css plug-in, just run the below command ! It's that simple !!

npm install hexo-clean-css --save

Hugo !

I choose Hexo mainly because of my interest to learn Node.JS, but somehow the docs & support aren’t available much in English ! So I moved to Hugo !

Let's see if I can migrate my old blog which was running on Dasblog to markdown to support these !