Conversion to Hugo

So it begins my conversion from jekyll on to hugo on It took a while to figure out hugo import jekyll <jekyll_root> <hugo_root>. For starts it wanted my hugo_root to be a brand new folder, not something I generated with hugo new site <site_name>.

Once I got it converted, nothing would show until I added a theme, which is very important, so the initial theme I chose is kiera. I followed the instructions to generate the site.

I also followed deploying on github instructions. It’s a little different compared to jekyll because the repo for source files and generated static content is different. That took a while with the submodules.


One way to lists posts is via your configuration and using:

    - name: Home
      url: /
      weight: 0
    - name: Blog
      url: /post/
      weight: 10

I had some issues dealing with the themes and public submodule. For theme, be sure to add it as a submodule. In my initial case I’m using the kiera theme.

In your blog / site, hugo source folder:

git submodule add themes/kiera

As for your public folder, I found it necessary to add the public/ folder into the .gitignore file. However, if you do this, you will have to force the submodule folder to be added. I’ve found that if I don’t do this, somehow git gets confused as to which commit the public folder is in.

echo "public/" >> .gitignore

git submodule add -f -b master<your_account>/<your_account>

Don’t forget to add .gitignore into source control.

When you need to clone the repo, be sure to use --recursive to pull in the theme, otherwise your static site won’t render properly.

git clone<your_username>/<your_hugo_source_repo> --recursive

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