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Learning Static Site Building with Hugo

via LinkedIn Learning


Learn how to build cloud-hosted static websites that are dramatically faster, cheaper, and more secure with Hugo.


  • Build a static site with Hugo
  • What you should know
  • How to use the exercise files
1. How Static Sites Work
  • How static sites work
  • Advantages of static sites
  • When to use static sites
  • Choosing a static site tool
2. Set Up Hugo
  • Why Hugo?
  • Install Hugo
  • Install Git
  • Create a new Hugo site
  • Add a Hugo theme
  • The site configuration file
  • Preview the site locally
3. Build a Website
  • Add a post
  • Edit front matter content
  • Add a page
  • Add static content
  • Customize the error page
  • Generate the site files
4. Prepare for Publishing
  • Publishing options for static sites
  • Set up GitHub
  • Set up Travis CI
  • Get a domain name
  • Choose your deployment option
5. Deploy via FTP
  • Deploy via FTP overview
  • Set up Node and npm
  • Connect to the server
  • Collect the local files
  • Remove old files from the server
  • Upload the site content
  • Deploy via FTP with Travis CI
  • FTP next steps
6. Deploy to AWS
  • Deploy to AWS overview
  • Set up Amazon S3
  • Set up Amazon CloudFront
  • Configure DNS
  • Define an AWS user
  • Deploy to AWS with Travis CI
7. Deploy with Netlify
  • Deploy with Netlify overview
  • Connect Netlify and GitHub
  • Deploy your site with Netlify
  • Add a custom domain and HTTPS
  • Deployment recap
  • Next steps

Taught by

Nate Barbettini


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