Hugo Workflow

I have recently returned to keeping a blog. It has always been easy for me to start a blog but hard for me to keep it going. I have tried various CMS, including Wordpress, Drupal, Jekell, Octopress, and Hugo. My current favorite is Hugo. I find it minimal, fast, and easy to use. My only real complaint is the fact that I needed to publish from my laptop. It turns out that is no longer the case.

By utilizing Hugo, Github, and Netlify, i can use a pipeline and publish automatically. Whenever I push an update to GitHub, Netlify will automatically rebuild the site. This has led me to create a new iOS workflow for myself. I can access the code for my site using Working Copy (WC) on my iOS devices. The content can be edited directly in WC but that can lead to issues. i have found it difficult to remember the needed frontmatter for new content. To solve this issue, I create several draft pieces of content. These serve as the basis for new posts. I still manage the code in WC but edit in Texttastic. The app Textastic allows me to duplicate a template and edit it. Once I am done in Textastic, I go back to WC and commit and push changes. The site will then rebuild.

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Michael J. Wilson
Specializing in “What Not to Do” since 1972

My interests include GIS, Machine Learning, Programming, and Productivity.