Moving to Hugo

Mon Nov 10, 2014

Inspired by (or directly ripping off, depending on how you want to phrase it) Kieran Healy’s post about migrating to Hugo, I have decided to do the same. Like Healy, I was frustrated with the build times of Octopress, and a somewhat inconvenient wine spill had made recovering my Octopress installation a little bit more difficult than it was worth.

I have essentially used Healy’s modifications to the Hyde theme, with a few small tweaks here and there. I also use the Emacs Starter Kit for Social Sciences, which I’m slowly developing into a Humanist Starter Kit. I can’t say that things went exactly smoothly, largely because I had abandoned using categories in wordpress many years ago, and I was determined to add them in a useful way to this new site. That took quite some time, and I have not been able to make redirects consistently from the old wordpress id system. I hope that the Categories page will help you find anything that might not be working from an old link.

Please let me know if you can’t find something (@joncgoodwin on twitter and gmail).