Hello. I am getting started with Hugo and trying to identify which of the optoins I should be going with. There are a lot of themes and I read about modules but not all of the themes have clear instructions about how to include them as modules. A couple of questions, I’m glad to RTFM but the Hugo documentation doesn’t make sense and RTFG has a maze of twisty little pointers, all different.
Goal - I want to try out some different themes for my new site. So many themes on the “best hugo theme” google circuit are dead/archived, I need to test them to see which ones still actually work with modern Hugo releases.
If I want to use a module, Hugo module guide (Use Hugo Modules | Hugo) says I need to start by running this command
hugo mod init github.com/gohugoio/myShortcodes
a. this seems like a command for using a custom shortcode. I don’t want to use a custom shortcode, I want to use a theme like Paper or Book.
b. My site is not in github.com. It’s only going to be deployed on my local network as a reference wiki.
c. I don’t need shortcodes, etc - yet.
The rest of the guide doesn’t say anything else about initializing my new site to be able to add modules and I can’t find a clear workaround. Searches and ChatGPT just repeat the same shortcodes command above.
Is there a step-by-step guide for NTH (new to Hugo) people to initialize a site, install a module using a theme and then update the theme from the publisher’s repo?