What is Hugo?
Hugo is a fast and modern static site generator written in Go, and designed to make website creation fun again.
Hugo is a general-purpose website framework. Technically speaking, Hugo is a static site generator. Unlike systems that dynamically build a page with each visitor request, Hugo builds pages when you create or update your content. Since websites are viewed far more often than they are edited, Hugo is designed to provide an optimal viewing experience for your website’s end users and an ideal writing experience for website authors.
Websites built with Hugo are extremely fast and secure. Hugo sites can be hosted anywhere, including Netlify.
This website https://andrew9.com is built with Hugo and hosted on Netlify. I have recently migrated my Wordpress self-hosted site to Hugo + Netlify. I am not using GitHub or GitLab as yet, I just simply deploy the public folder from my generated Hugo build directly to Netlify.
The tricky parts are Search and Comments, you will see how I have implemented them, by clicking on the Home link above. If you have any questions please leave a comment on the home page.