Edgio
Edgio

Hugo

This guide shows you how to deploy a Hugo application to Edgio.

Example

System Requirements

Sign up for Edgio

Deploying requires an account on Edgio. Sign up here for free.

Install the Edgio CLI

If you have not already done so, install the Edgio CLI.

With npm:

Bash
1npm i -g @layer0/cli

With yarn:

Bash
1yarn global add @layer0/cli

Create a new Hugo app

Step 1: Install Hugo

Bash
1brew install hugo
2# or
3port install hugo

To verify your new install:

Bash
1hugo version

Step 2: Create a New Site

Bash
1hugo new site quickstart

Step 3: Add a Theme

See themes.gohugo.io for a list of themes to consider. This quickstart uses the beautiful Ananke theme.

First, download the theme from GitHub and add it to your site’s themes directory:

Bash
1cd quickstart
2git init
3git submodule add https://github.com/theNewDynamic/gohugo-theme-ananke.git themes/ananke

Note for non-git users:

Then, add the theme to the site configuration:

Bash
1echo theme = \"ananke\" >> config.toml

Step 4: Add Some Content

You can manually create content files (for example as content/<CATEGORY>/<FILE>.<FORMAT>) and provide metadata in them, however you can use the new command to do a few things for you (like add title and date):

Bash
1hugo new posts/my-first-post.md

Step 5: Start the Hugo server

Bash
1hugo server -D

Configuring your Hugo app for Edgio

Create a package.json at the root of your project with the following:

JSON
1{
2 "name": "hugo",
3 "version": "1.0.0",
4 "scripts": {
5 "build": "hugo -D",
6 "deploy": "0 deploy"
7 },
8 "dependencies": {},
9 "devDependencies": {}
10}

Initialize your project

In the root directory of your project run 0 init:

Bash
10 init

This will automatically update your package.json and add all of the required Edgio dependencies and files to your project. These include:

  • The @layer0/core package - Allows you to declare routes and deploy your application on Edgio
  • The @layer0/prefetch package - Allows you to configure a service worker to prefetch and cache pages to improve browsing speed
  • layer0.config.js - A configuration file for Edgio
  • routes.js - A default routes file that sends all requests to Hugo.

Configure the routes

Update routes.js at the root of your project to the following:

JavaScript
1// This file was added by layer0 init.
2// You should commit this file to source control.
3
4import { Router } from '@layer0/core/router'
5
6export default new Router()
7 // Prevent search engine bot(s) from indexing
8 // Read more on: https://docs.layer0.co/guides/cookbook#blocking-search-engine-crawlers
9 .noIndexPermalink()
10 .static('public', ({ cache }) => {
11 cache({
12 edge: {
13 maxAgeSeconds: 60 * 60 * 60 * 365,
14 forcePrivateCaching: true,
15 },
16 browser: {
17 maxAgeSeconds: 0,
18 serviceWorkerSeconds: 60 * 60 * 24,
19 },
20 })
21 })

Refer to the Routing guide for the full syntax of the routes.js file and how to configure it for your use case.

Run the Hugo app locally on Edgio

Create a production build of your app by running the following in your project’s root directory:

Bash
1npm run build

Test your app with the App Platform on your local machine by running the following command in your project’s root directory:

Bash
10 dev

Load the site http://127.0.0.1:3000

Deploying

Create a production build of your app by running the following in your project’s root directory:

Bash
1npm run build

Deploy your app to the App Platform by running the following command in your project’s root directory:

Bash
10 deploy

Refer to the Deploying guide for more information on the deploy command and its options.