Set page descriptions/author/etc

Hi all -

Looking for guidance on the most efficient way to set page descriptions and such in templates. I’m using partials and I can set these in the front matter, but saw in the code included for the actual Hugo site theme/templates that those templates don’t have any of the meta data (description, author, etc.) filled out in the templates, nor does it seem like it’s being pulled from anywhere. I’m sure I’m missing something…

If there is some magic behind the scenes here, what’s up? Would it be useful to my scenario?

Thanks! Loving Hugo.

My site’s not the do-all and end-all, but you can at least see basically how to add metadata. I just started not so long ago, so, there are surely things that can be improved, but it might help you get started:

Check the layouts folder.