RFE: setting to configure hugo to only consider files with frontmatter


#1

Can hugo be configured to only consider files with frontmatter as posts/pages? I have some other files within my content directory that I don’t want to be considered and I also don’t want to add frontmatter to them to tell hugo to ignore them (with published = false). Can we tell hugo to ignore all files without frontmatter?


#2

Markdown or HTML files without frontmatter under /content/ are not rendered by Hugo. But Hugo doesn’t ignore them instead it throws errors about the missing frontmatter.

You should probably use the /data/ folder for these files.


#3

I’ve been having issues where it is picking up that content. The content is under /content/post/2017-07-22/. So maybe the fact that it is under /content/post/ is changing the behavior?


#4

Well if it is picking up the content then move it to the data folder. It won’t get rendered from there unless you instruct Hugo to do so.