Help Wanted: Open Source Hugo CMS


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Some time ago I’ve built a Hugo CMS called Hokus CMS.
It is a desktop application that runs on Windows, Linux and Mac. It is open source, totally free.

The thing is, I can’t find people to contribute to it. I don’t know how many people are using it, if they are liking it or not. People are not getting involved.

I believe it can be a great tool for Hugo community, but I need help to achieve that.

Any tips to help to turn Hokus CMS into a great project would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Here’s some feedback on the website:

  • I don’t have time to watch videos, so from the front page I have no idea what the software is
  • The contact page is insecure for some reason

I think working on those two issues will present a more welcoming front door to future collaborators. :slight_smile:

Good luck with your CMS. I don’t use Electron, so that’s a pass for me.

Thank you!

One last question. Why don’t you use Electron apps?
You’ve never tried VSCode?

Thank you for your time!

You can look up reasons folks don’t use Electron. It is off-topic for the Hugo forums.

No. And by now we know we are different and it takes all kinds! :slight_smile:

I’ve given hokus a shot - but can’t work out how to get it to work with an existing hugo site (in a folder on my mac). Is that possible?


This project is very interesting… But I tried to use it several times (on GNU/Linux), and really I can’t manage to use it.

  1. No real documentation for main config file and site default hokus file for the site.
  2. Default installation didn’t work: can’t edit existing posts for example.
  3. Inconsistent interface: what’s a workspace? Why we have to select each time a site & a workspace: a site must have is workspace. No ?

For testing and contributing we need something more functional and more documented. Something like a sample site, with a default content & a preconfigured theme…

For me this is an interesting project, but in too early stage.

I hope you manage to make some progress on this project.

same here.

I need to create UI from pre-defined fields, group of fields and repeating groups. That way user could build content like in page builder.