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A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 and friends in Go.

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Hugo is a static HTML and CSS website generator written in [Go][].
It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability.
Hugo takes a directory with content and templates and renders them into a full HTML website.

Hugo relies on Markdown files with front matter for meta data.
And you can run Hugo from any directory.
This works well for shared hosts and other systems where you don’t have a privileged account.

Hugo renders a typical website of moderate size in a fraction of a second.
A good rule of thumb is that each piece of content renders in around 1 millisecond.

Hugo is designed to work well for any kind of website including blogs, tumbles and docs.

Contributing to Hugo

We welcome contributions to Hugo of any kind including documentation, themes,
organization, tutorials, blog posts, bug reports, issues, feature requests,
feature implementations, pull requests, answering questions on the forum,
helping to manage issues, etc.

The Hugo community and maintainers are very active and helpful, and the project benefits greatly from this activity.

Asking Support Questions

We have an active discussion forum where users and developers can ask questions.
Please don't use the Github issue tracker to ask questions.

Reporting Issues

If you believe you have found a defect in Hugo or its documentation, use
the Github issue tracker to report the problem to the Hugo maintainers.
If you're not sure if it's a bug or not, start by asking in the discussion forum.
When reporting the issue, please provide the version of Hugo in use (hugo version).


To install hugo, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install hugo --version 0.30.2

To upgrade hugo, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade hugo --version 0.30.2


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageName= $env:ChocolateyPackageName
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = "$($env:ChocolateyPackageVersion)/hugo_$($env:ChocolateyPackageVersion)"
    $url64      = "$($env:ChocolateyPackageVersion)/hugo_$($env:ChocolateyPackageVersion)"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      url           = $url
      url64bit      = $url64
      checksum      = '3f9952d64bbb11c7cd0c2b25878d82b4a53e8f3ab35683728d05e7e5552e964e'
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      checksum64    = '4b078b45b3e4849b5f11f3678a263b5a43c21a2521906b16a71e0d4d1e71704f'
      checksumType64= 'sha256'
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $hugoExe = Get-ChildItem $(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition) | Where-Object -Property Name -Match "hugo.exe"
    if (-Not($hugoExe)) 
        Write-Error -Message "hugo exe is not found, please contact the maintainer of the package" -Category ResourceUnavailable
    Write-Host "found hugo exe in $($hugoExe.FullName)"
    Write-Host "attempting to remove it" 
    Remove-Item $hugoExe.FullName

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • spf13


Release Notes

0.30.2 October 19th 2017

This release fixes Fast Render mode with sub-path in baseURL 31641033 @bep #3981.

Hugo now has:

  • 20285+ stars
  • 454+ contributors
  • 180+ themes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Hugo 0.51 1216 Monday, November 12, 2018 approved
Hugo 0.50 6 Monday, November 12, 2018 approved
hugo 0.49 2727 Monday, October 1, 2018 approved
hugo 0.48 1862 Thursday, September 6, 2018 approved
hugo 0.47.1 1374 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 approved
hugo 0.47 30 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 approved
hugo 0.46 17 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 approved
hugo 0.45.1 16 Tuesday, August 21, 2018 approved
hugo 0.45 2034 Monday, July 23, 2018 approved
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