A handful of people I know have tried to use them and gotten stuck, in large part because the documentation assumes people have a level of technical comfort that they might not.
The way I learned was by following Hugo’s Quick Start guide, and then ripping apart the theme and config file until I figured things out.
I don’t want you to have to struggle like that.
To make things easier for people who want to learn, I just released the Hugo Starter Kit. It’s a barebones starter project and theme for learning Hugo.
- Archetypes for blog articles and default pages.
- Templates for blog articles and default pages.
- Shortcodes for the current year and markdown inside HTML.
- A custom RSS feed that fixes some of the issues with the default Hugo provides.
- A custom 404 page for easier error page styling.
- Sample .active classes on links to the current page/section in the navigation menus.
- An automatically updating copyright date in the footer.
- A skip navigation link in the header.
- Support of any kind
Sound interesting? Check it out on GitHub.