Can you point me to a good tutorial “How to create a custom content type?”
I always fail, if I try to create an additional content type in a theme. While I find my way with other things.
What I want:
I want to have a microblogging content type called “tweet” or so.
I never get it displayed. I tried to follow the docs on this in several themes but never was successful.
All you have to do is:
- create your content under the correct directory:
hugo new tweet/hello.md
- add the templates for the new content type, i.e.:
layouts/tweet/single.html for each tweet;
layouts/section/tweet.html for a list of tweets
Take inspiration from other hugo websites with source available, e.g. https://github.com/spf13/spf13.com/tree/master/layouts
Thanks for that hint, but this is what I did. I even cloned spf13 and copied the post type to tweet but it does not work.
When I look at examples it is always done in the way you described, but being blockheaded I always fail, when I try it myself.
This is embarrasing because mostly anything else in hugo work for me.
Update: the strange thing is that the content type “page” works without
You probably have a default template: hugo falls back to default templates when cannot find a specific template.
It’s hard to guess what might be wrong without looking at your files. I suggest creating a minimal example to show the problem and uploading it to a temporary repository (on github or wherever).
I think I will post the link to a repository if I can’t sort this out.
I managed to make a custom content type with https://github.com/madranet/hugoskeletonsite
Very strange I only had to copy the blog related stuff and it works.