Why I started using Hugo and Why I Love it

Just a bit about my experiences with Hugo so far.

I feel I must say something about my experiences using Hugo.
I started learning Hugo in January 2022 and it has taken some time to get to a stage where I can produce simple websites.

I wanted to get away from WordPress so started developing in Django until I encountered issue with the database stopping.
So I. turned to Hugo to get away from database dependency.

I really like Hugo and the way it is built and it’s speed.
Every Time I was stuck on something of days at a time, I eventually worked out that it was something foolish I was doing or not fully understanding causing my issue.

I still have a lot of understanding to learn it was well as I like to but just to say I really like Hugo and working on Hugo. The capabilities are huge (sic) and I find myself not finishing something because I want to improve the method and try the other capabilities all the time.

Great job Hugo guys.


I too went from WP to Django to Hugo. Django is great for web apps but it’s overkill for a simple blog site. The only time it’s worth it is if you have an existing Django project and want to use Wagtail to add some basic CMS functionality to it. Even then, I would consider installing Hugo on a subdomain or /blog instead.