Speed of Updating Site

I’ve just written a blog post showing some real-word timing of how long it takes me to get a new post from Hugo on my laptop to it being ‘live’ on my blog –using my preferred method: Git & SparseCheckout.

If anyone’s interested, or wants some ammo to counteract the generally held misconception that keeping a static site updated is a lot more complicated and time-consuming than using a database driven blog engine –take a look. I think you’ll be impressed.

Nice! Here I’m using the github desktop app (and github pages for hosting). It just takes the hugo command, a commit and a click on “Sync” to get it live. For a weekly update cycle, this does the job! I had to wait longer for every single article/page preview with wordpress before.

I’d love to see a write up of how you are publishing with your workflow. I know a lot of people have struggled with github pages in general. It seems like you’ve got it all figured out.

It would be great to have an entire section of the docs dedicated to publishing/deploying actually.

If you could document it it would be very helpful.

@spf13 Were you directing that at @gdquest or me?

[If me, I’m not using Github Pages. I’m deploying to a VPS]

I have done a blog post and video about this http://hugo.zammu.in/how-i-publish-my-blog-posts-using-hugo/

I’d love to help with that, but my todo list is already on the verge of explosion! In a few weeks, I should have a bit more time to breathe. I’m taking note of that in the meantime.