I was trying to change the site generator to something simpler and that would also support including images hosted elsewhere.

After some research, I found Hugo. Hugo is a static site generator using Go.

The change was simple.

I followed the quick start tutorial, then picked a new theme: hugo-frais and transfered posts from the old site.

Post headers are similar. Before:

---
title: My progress in setting this site up
layout: post
tags: [setup,progress,site]
date: '2013-01-26'
---

After:

+++
title= "My progress in setting this site up"
tags= ["setup","progress","site"]
date= "2013-01-26"
+++

Not so complicated.

However, in then end, I looked at the source code and found some ugliness:

<base href="https://xn--tp-rja.eu/">
<meta name="generator" content="Hugo 0.18.1" />
<link rel="canonical" href="https://xn--tp-rja.eu/">
<link href="https://tp%C3%AE.eu/index.xml" rel="alternate" type="application/rss+xml" title="Thomas Piart" />

After some digging in the options, it found two options:

canonifyURLs = true
relativeURLs = true

they made some url relative, but some were still broken and here did not seem to be an easy way to solve that.

I raised some issues on github, but eventually choose not to use Hugo.

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