I’ve been a Hugo aficionado and small-scale evangelist for many years.
But a while ago a Hugo update broke my site/theme and I simply couldn’t fix it.
Hugo’s much-touted documentation has become almost impossible to make sense of IMHO, despite the relentless work by a dedicated team.
The sheer volume of posts asking for help in this forum illustrates IMHO the issue I’m addressing. The diversity of open issues is beyond comprehension and a casual topic browser would come away with the impression that Hugo is insanely difficult to operate.
And through regular web searches over the years related to the use of Hugo, I’ve noticed that I’m definitely not the only one having become somewhat disenchanted with Hugo’s growing complexity.
I’ll refrain from listing cherry-picked articles other than this one that echoes my sentiments in the opening 2 paragraphs: https://mrkaran.dev/posts/migrating-to-zola/
I apologise beforehand to anyone who feels offended by the above.
Please note that I’m not bashing Hugo or showing disrespect to all those contributing.
But I’m certain that there’s a growing sense of bewilderment over the years amongst its user base.