The #website_hugo here is the name of the project in Codiad
Then it’s quite easy to edit the site with Codiad’s built in features.
I also do a little more magic with inotifywait which watches for file changes in my /content directory and automatically rebuilds the site if a file is altered and saved.
Lot of solutions here, but there is still one annoying thing: instant previews.
Making a Web-UI that connects to github, lists all files of a repo, loads said files’ content for editing, and sends modified strings back to github can be done like in 3/4 hours of coding in vacuum… But the hard part is: how one manages to present a PREVIEW of the modified page ?
I tried both Forestry.io and netlifyCMS.org and they make a great job trying to make previews. But it’s still quite not perfect.
So is there a way we could kinda GopherJS-ize Hugo templates so that they have meaning in the browser world ? This would definitely close the gap to have real Web-Based editing experience. In fact, a minimal page with vertical split windows could help non-tech users getting started : left pane with markdown file, right pane with live result, then a button Publish that would just send the markdown content to git.
Obviously, one can think about even greater things in terms of UI/UX like extracting fields from Archtypes to create proper input fields etc… but the critical part is, from my point of view, to present a preview a la wordpress right after changing content and before broadcasting to an audience…
I really like forestry.io but I’m having issues with their rich-text editor which munges my MathJax (math notation within dollar signs) – it keeps removing the MathJax markup, and that makes my math not show up right on the site.
E.g. if I have this in my post.md:
let's do some math $e = mc^2$
it removes the $ signs and destroys my math.
Anyone know of a work around? The best would be to simply be able to disable their rich-text editor and not mess with my raw text.
This is a very long thread. I’ve skimmed through it as best as I could, but I wonder if you guys that are more in-tune with this would mind helping me get up to speed?
I’m a technical user, and I don’t need a CMS or editor for myself. I’m perfectly comfortable editing files directly, committing to Git, etc. That’s all fine. But I have other people that need to be able to edit blog posts on one of my websites. So for them, I need an editor.
I looked at Forestry and Netlify, and initially they seemed pretty nice, but when reading through the documentation to see how it’s set up, I got thoroughly put off them. It seems like everything goes through their own websites, and that you need accounts with them, and so on. I don’t want any of that. That’s a deal-breaker for me. I just want a simple admin panel hosted on my own website. I don’t want any third-party websites or third-party accounts.
What I envision is something like an admin.php page on the web server, which looks in the Git repository’s /content/blog/ folder, and displays a list of .md files on the web page. The user picks a file to edit, or creates a new file, and produces their content through a pretty and user-friendly interface. When done, the PHP page generates the appropriate .md file and commits it to the Git repository. A Git hook runs after the commit is made, and re-deploys the website.
Is there anything like this already? Or is anyone working on this? Thanks.
First I’ll say that I never tried it, but it’s the only solution, close to it that I found.
It use a specific webserver (this one I’m using and it’s quite amazing), Caddy (it’s completly free if you compile it yourself) with the following plugin, apparently it’s a bit more difficult to compile Caddy with a specific plugin, but still I think it’s manageable.
I had been waiting for a good solution of a static site CMS for years. Recently, NetlifyCMS has made big steps forward. It’s almost where it will be really awesome for all my smaller and larger Hugo websites.
Are others here waiting for this, too? If so, I think it would make sense to follow the issue to Store Assets Relative to Content and maybe help out with our knowledge about Hugo or even help with development (I currently don’t have the necessary React skills - but maybe soon…).