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What is Hugo? (and Blowfish)

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Isaac Lins
Isaac Lins
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I’ve made this Website using Hugo and Blowfish (more on that later).

What is Hugo?

Hugo is a open-source static site generator. Its well known for its speed, building websites at less than 1ms per page! Its actually incredible if you ask me! As far as I’m aware, there isn’t really a need for plugins, as there are themes for all types of sites you need. The best part? little to no code. Its all written in Markdown!

What is Blowfish?

Now, let’s talk about Blowfish. Blowfish is a theme for Hugo. It’s designed to be clean, readable, and easy to modify. It’s perfect for personal blogs or small websites. The Blowfish theme supports all the features you’d expect from a modern static website: responsive design, SEO-friendly markup, and fast load times.

One of the best things about using a theme like Blowfish is that it allows you to focus on your content, rather than the technical details of website design. You can easily customize the look and feel of your site by modifying the theme’s config files, which also have no code!

How to set up Hugo with Blowfish

I personally will not make a tutorial, but here is one I found when making this site that helped me out a lot!

Video by Ken Harris

Thanks to this video, I’ve been able to make the website you’re reading this from!

Challenges I’ve faced

Some challenges I’ve faced are some themes I had installed somehow didn’t work for me. I won’t be naming any out of respect because I believe they had a lot of work put into them but in my opinion it’s kind of sad that they didn’t work. Either way I found blowfish and managed to move all original posts that I made and formatted them and it finally worked!

Future Plans

I’d like to stick with Blowfish, just because its easy and I finally understand how it works and I probably won’t be changing the theme any time soon, unless a better option appears out of thin air, which I don’t think will happen. I really recommend moving to Hugo if you didn’t yet, as the learning curve is exponential and pretty much self explanatory. It can be used pretty much everywhere where no back-end is needed.