0.19 February 27th 2017

We’re happy to announce the first release of Hugo in 2017.

This release represents over 180 contributions by over 50 contributors to the main Hugo code base. Since last release Hugo has gained 1450 stars, 35 new contributors and 15 additional themes.

Hugo now has:

  • 15200+ stars
  • 470+ contributors
  • 151+ themes

Furthermore, Hugo has its own Twitter account (@gohugoio) where we share bite-sized news and themes from the Hugo community.

@bep leads the Hugo development and once again contributed a significant amount of additions. Also a big shoutout to @chaseadamsio for the Emacs Org-mode support, @digitalcraftsman for his relentless work on keeping the documentation and the themes site in pristine condition, @fj for his work on revising the params handling in Hugo, and @moorereason and @bogem for their ongoing contributions.


Hugo 0.19 brings native Emacs Org-mode content support ( #1483 ), big thanks to @chaseadamsio .

Also, a considerably amount of work have been put into cleaning up the Hugo source code, in an issue titled Refactor the globals out of site build. This is not immediately visible to the Hugo end user, but will speed up future development.

Hugo 0.18 was bringing full-parallel page rendering, so workarounds depending on rendering order did not work anymore, and pages with duplicate target paths (common examples would be /index.md or /about/index.md) would now conflict with the home page or the section listing.

With Hugo 0.19, you can control this behaviour by turning off page types you do not want ( #2534 ). In its most extreme case, if you put the below setting in your config.toml, you will get nothing!:

disableKinds = ["page", "home", "section", "taxonomy", "taxonomyTerm", "RSS", "sitemap", "robotsTXT", "404"]

Other New Features

  • Add ability to sort pages by frontmatter parameters, enabling easy custom “top 10” page lists. #3022
  • Add truncate template function #2882
  • Add now function, which replaces the now deprecated .Now #2882
  • Make RSS item limit configurable #3035


  • Enhance .Param to permit arbitrarily nested parameter references #2598
  • Use Page.Params more consistently when adding metadata #3033
  • The sectionPagesMenu feature (“Section menu for the lazy blogger”) is now integrated with the section content pages. #2974
  • Hugo 0.19 is compiled with Go 1.8!
  • Make template funcs like findRE and friends more liberal in what argument types they accept #3018 #2822
  • Improve generation of OpenGraph date tags #2979


  • sourceRelativeLinks is now deprecated and will be removed in Hugo 0.21 if no one is stepping up to the plate and fixes and maintains this feature. #3028


  • Fix .Site.LastChange on sites where the default sort order is not chronological. #2909
  • Fix regression of .Truncated evaluation in manual summaries. #2989
  • Fix preserveTaxonomyNames regression #3070
  • Fix issue with taxonomies when only some have content page #2992
  • Fix instagram shortcode panic on invalid ID #3048
  • Fix subtle data race in getJSON #3045
  • Fix deadlock in cached partials #2935
  • Avoid double-encoding of paginator URLs #2177
  • Allow tilde in URLs #2177
  • Fix .Site.Pages handling on live reloads #2869
  • UniqueID now correctly uses the fill file path from the content root to calculate the hash, and is finally … unique!
  • Discard current language based on .Lang(), go get translations correct for paginated pages. #2972
  • Fix infinite loop in template AST handling for recursive templates #2927
  • Fix issue with watching when config loading fails #2603
  • Correctly flush the imageConfig on live-reload #3016
  • Fix parsing of TOML arrays in frontmatter #2752


  • Add tutorial “How to use Google Firebase to host a Hugo site” #3007
  • Improve documentation for menu rendering #3056
  • Revise GitHub Pages deployment tutorial #2930

0.18.1 December 30th 2016

Hugo 0.18.1 is a bug fix release fixing some issues introduced in Hugo 0.18:

  • Fix 32-bit binaries #2847
  • Fix issues with preserveTaxonomyNames #2809
  • Fix .URL for taxonomy pages when uglyURLs=true #2819
  • Fix IsTranslated and Translations for node pages #2812
  • Make template error messages more verbose #2820

0.18.0 December 19th 2016

Today, we’re excited to release the much-anticipated Hugo 0.18!

We’re heading towards the end of the year 2016, and we can look back on three releases and a steady growing community around the project. This release includes over 220 contributions by nearly 50 contributors to the main codebase. Since the last release, Hugo has gained 1750 stars and 27 additional themes.

Hugo now has:

  • 13750+ stars
  • 408+ contributors
  • 137+ themes

@bep once again took the lead of Hugo and contributed a significant amount of additions. Also a big shoutout to @digitalcraftsman for his relentless work on keeping the documentation and the themes site in pristine condition, and also a big thanks to @moorereason and @bogem for their contributions.

We wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
The Hugo team


The primary new feature in Hugo 0.18 is that every piece of content is now a Page ( #2297 ). This means that every page, including the home page, can have a content file with frontmatter. Not only is this a much simpler model to understand, it is also faster and paved the way for several important new features:

  • Enable proper titles for Nodes #1051
  • Sitemap.xml should include nodes, as well as pages #1303
  • Document homepage content workaround #2240
  • Allow home page to be easily authored in markdown #720
  • Minimalist website with homepage as content #330

Hugo again continues its trend of each release being faster than the last. It’s quite a challenge to consistently add significant new functionality and simultaneously dramatically improve performance. Running this benchmark with these sites (renders to memory) shows about 60% reduction in time spent and 30% reduction in memory usage compared to Hugo 0.17.

Other New Features

  • Every Page now has a Kind property. Since everything is a Page now, the Kind is used to differentiate different kinds of pages. Possible values are page, home, section, taxonomy, and taxonomyTerm. (Internally, we also define RSS, sitemap, robotsTXT, and 404, but those have no practical use for end users at the moment since they are not included in any collections.)
  • Add a GitInfo object to Page if enableGitInfo is set. It then also sets Lastmod for the given Page to the author date provided by Git. #2291
  • Implement support for alias templates #2533
  • New template functions:
    • Add imageConfig function #2677
    • Add sha256 function #2762
    • Add partialCached template function #1368
  • Add shortcode to display Instagram images #2690
  • Add noChmod option to disable perm sync #2749
  • Add quiet build mode #1218


  • .Site.Pages will now contain several kinds of pages, including regular pages, sections, taxonomies, and the home page. If you want a specific kind of page, you can filter it with where and Kind. .Site.RegularPages is a shortcut to the page collection you have been used to getting.
  • RSSlink is now deprecated. Use RSSLink instead. Note that in Hugo 0.17 both of them existed, so there is a fifty-fifty chance you will not have to do anything (if you use a theme, the chance is close to 0), and RSSlink will still work for two Hugo versions.


  • Revise the base template lookup logic so it now better matches the behavior of regular templates, making it easier to override the master templates from the theme #2783
  • Add workaround for block template crash. Block templates are very useful, but there is a bug in Go 1.6 and 1.7 which makes the template rendering crash if you use the block template in more complex scenarios. This is fixed in the upcoming Go 1.8, but Hugo adds a temporary workaround in Hugo 0.18. #2549
  • All the Params configurations are now case insensitive #1129 #2590 #2615
  • Make RawContent raw again #2601
  • Fix archetype title and date handling #2750
  • Fix TOML archetype parsing in hugo new #2745
  • Fix page sorting when weight is zero #2673
  • Fix page names that contain dot #2555
  • Fix RSS Title regression #2645
  • Handle ToC before handling shortcodes #2433
  • Only watch relevant themes dir #2602
  • Hugo new content creates TOML slices with closing bracket on new line #2800


  • Add page information to error logging in rendering #2570
  • Deprecate RSSlink in favor of RSSLink
  • Make benchmark command more useful #2432
  • Consolidate the Param methods #2590
  • Allow to set cache dir in config file
  • Performance improvements:
    • Avoid repeated Viper loads of sectionPagesMenu #2728
    • Avoid reading from Viper for path and URL funcs #2495
    • Add partialCached template function. This can be a significant performance boost if you have complex partials that does not need to be rerendered for every page. #1368

Documentation Updates

  • Update roadmap #2666
  • Update multilingual example #2417
  • Add a “Deployment with rsync” tutorial page #2658
  • Refactor /docs to use the block keyword #2226

0.17.0 October 7th 2016

Hugo is going global with our 0.17 release. We put a lot of thought into how we could extend Hugo to support multilingual websites with the most simple and elegant experience. Hugo’s multilingual capabilities rival the best web and documentation software, but Hugo’s experience is unmatched. If you have a single language website, the simple Hugo experience you already love is unchanged. Adding additional languages to your website is simple and straightforward. Hugo has been completely internally rewritten to be multilingual aware with translation and internationalization features embedded throughout Hugo.

Hugo continues its trend of each release being faster than the last. It’s quite a challenge to consistently add significant new functionality and simultaneously dramatically improve performance. @bep has made it his personal mission to apply the Go mantra of “Enable more. Do less” to Hugo. Hugo’s consistent improvement is a testament to his brilliance and his dedication to his craft. Hugo additionally benefits from the performance improvements from the Go team in the Go 1.7 release.

This release represents over 300 contributions by over 70 contributors to the main Hugo code base. Since last release Hugo has gained 2000 stars, 50 new contributors and 20 additional themes.

Hugo now has:

  • 12,000 stars on GitHub
  • 370+ contributors
  • 110+ themes

@bep continues to lead the project with the lionshare of contributions and reviews. A special thanks to @bep and @abourget for their considerable work on multilingual support.

A big welcome to newcomers @MarkDBlackwell , @bogem and @g3wanghc for their critical contributions.


Multilingual Support: Hugo now supports multiple languages side-by-side. A single site can now have multiple languages rendered with full support for translation and i18n.

Performance: Hugo is faster than ever! Hugo 0.17 is not only our fastest release, it’s also the most efficient. Hugo 0.17 is nearly twice as fast as Hugo 0.16 and uses about 10% less memory. This means that the same site will build in nearly half the time it took with Hugo 0.16. For the first time Hugo sites are averaging well under 1ms per rendered content.

Docs overhaul: This release really focused on improving the documentation. Gohugo.io is more accurate and complete than ever.

Support for macOS Sierra

New Features

  • Multilingual support #2303
  • Allow content expiration #2137
  • New templates functions:
    • querify function to generate query strings inside templates #2257
    • htmlEscape and htmlUnescape template functions #2287
    • time converts a timestamp string into a time.Time structure #2329


  • Render the shortcodes as late as possible ed0985
  • Remove unneeded casts in page.getParam #2186
  • Automatic page date fallback #2239
  • Enable safeHTMLAttr #2234
  • Add TODO list support for markdown #2296
  • Make absURL and relURL accept any type #2352
  • Suppress ‘missing static’ error #2344
  • Make summary, wordcount etc. more efficient #2378
  • Better error reporting in hugo convert #2440
  • Reproducible builds thanks to govendor #2461


  • Fix shortcode in markdown headers #2210
  • Explicitly bind livereload to hugo server port #2205
  • Fix Emojify for certain text patterns #2198
  • Normalize file name to NFC #2259
  • Ignore emacs temp files #2266
  • Handle symlink change event #2273
  • Fix panic when using URLize #2274
  • hugo import jekyll: Fixed target path location check #2293
  • Return all errors from casting in templates #2356
  • Fix paginator counter on x86-32 #2420
  • Fix half-broken self-closing shortcodes #2499

0.16.0 June 6th 2016

Hugo 0.16 is our best and biggest release ever. The Hugo community has outdone itself with continued performance improvements, beautiful themes for all types of sites from project sites to documentation to blogs to portfolios, and increased stability.

This release represents over 550 contributions by over 110 contributors to the main Hugo code base. Since last release Hugo has gained 3500 stars, 90 contributors and 23 additional themes.

This release celebrates 3 years since @spf13 wrote the first lines of Hugo. During those 3 years Hugo has accomplished some major milestones including…

  • 10,000+ stars on GitHub
  • 320+ contributors
  • 90+ themes
  • 1000s of happy websites
  • Many subprojects like @spf13/cobra , @spf13/viper and @spf13/afero which have experienced broad usage across the Go ecosystem.

@bep led the development of Hugo for the 3rd consecutive release with nearly half of the contributions to 0.16 in addition to his considerable contributions as lead maintainer. @anthonyfok , @DigitalCraftsman , @MooreReason all made significant contributions. A special thanks to @abourget for his considerable work on multilingual support. Due to its broad impact we wanted to spend more time testing it and it will be included in Hugo’s next release.


Partial Builds: Prior to this release Hugo would always reread and rebuild the entire site. This release introduces support for reactive site building while watching (hugo server). Hugo will watch the filesystem for changes and only re-read the changed files. Depending on the files change Hugo will intelligently re-render only the needed portion of the site. Performance gains depend on the operation performed and size of the site. In our testing build times decreased anywhere from 10% to 99%.

Template Improvements: Template improvements continue to be a mainstay of each Hugo release. Hugo 0.16 adds support for the new block keyword introduced in Go 1.6 – think base templates with default sections – as well as many new template functions.

Polish: As Hugo matures releases will inevitably contain fewer huge new features. This release represents hundreds of small improvements across ever facet of Hugo which will make for a much better experience for all of our users. Worth mentioning here is the curious bug where live reloading didn’t work in some editors on OS X, including the popular TextMate 2. This is now fixed. Oh, and now any error will exit with an error code, a big thing for automated deployments.

New Features

  • Support reading configuration variables from the OS environment #2090
  • Add emoji support #1892
  • Add themesDir option to configuration #1556
  • Add support for Go 1.6 block keyword in templates #1832
  • Partial static sync #1644
  • Source file based relative linking (a la Github) 0f6b33
  • Add ByLastmod sort function to pages. eb627c
  • New templates functions:


  • Hugo now exits with error code on any error. This is a big thing for automated deployments. #740
  • Print error when /index.html is zero-length #947
  • Enable dirname and filename bash autocompletion for more flags 666ddd
  • Improve error handling in commands #1502
  • Add sanity checks for hugo import jekyll #1625
  • Add description to Page.Params #1484
  • Add async version of Google Analytics internal template #1711
  • Add autostart option to YouTube shortcode #1784
  • Set Date and Lastmod for main home page #1903
  • Allow URL with extension in frontmatter #1923
  • Add list support in Scratch eaba04
  • Add file option to gist shortcode #1955
  • Add config layout and content directory CLI options #1698
  • Add boolean value comparison to where template function f3c74c
  • Do not write to to cache when ignoreCache is set #2067
  • Add option to disable rendering of 404 page #2037
  • Mercurial is no longer needed to build Hugo #2062
  • Do not create robots.txt by default #2049
  • Disable syntax guessing for PygmentsCodeFences by default. To enable syntax guessing again, add the following to your config file: PygmentsCodeFencesGuessSyntax = true #2034
  • Make ByCount sort consistently #1930
  • Add Scratch to shortcode #2000
  • Add support for symbolic links for content, layout, static, theme #1855
  • Add ‘+’ as one of the valid characters in URLs specified in the front matter #1290
  • Make alias redirect output URLs relative when RelativeURLs = true #2093
  • Hugo injects meta generator tag on homepage if missing #2182


  • Fix file change watcher for TextMate 2 and friends on OS X #1053
  • Make dynamic reloading of config file reliable on all platform #1684
  • Hugo now works on Linux/arm64 #1772
  • plainIDAnchors now defaults to true #2057
  • Win32 and ARM builds fixed #1716
  • Copy static dir files without theme’s static dir #1656
  • Make noTimes command flag work #1657
  • Change most global CLI flags into local ones #1624
  • Remove transformation of menu URLs #1239
  • Do not fail on unknown Jekyll file #1705
  • Use absolute path when editing with editor #1589
  • Fix hugo server “Watching for changes” path display #1721
  • Do not strip special characters out of URLs #1292
  • Fix RSSLink when uglyURLs are enabled #175
  • Get BaseURL from viper in server mode #1821
  • Fix shortcode handling in RST #1904
  • Use default sitemap configuration for homepage #1304
  • Exit if specific port is unavailable in server mode #1901
  • Fix regression in “section menus for lazy blogger” #2065

0.15.0 November 25, 2015

The v0.15.0 Hugo release brings a lot of polish to Hugo. Exactly 6 months after the 0.14 release, Hugo has seen massive growth and changes. Most notably, this is Hugo’s first release under the Apache 2.0 license. With this license change we hope to expand the great community around Hugo and make it easier for our many users to contribute. This release represents over 377 contributions by 87 contributors to the main Hugo repo and hundreds of improvements to the libraries Hugo uses. Hugo also launched a new theme showcase and participated in Hacktoberfest.

Hugo now has:

  • 6700 (+2700) stars on GitHub
  • 235 (+75) contributors
  • 65 (+30) themes

Template Improvements: This release takes Hugo to a new level of speed and usability. Considerable work has been done adding features and performance to the template system which now has full support of Ace, Amber and Go Templates.

Hugo Import: Have a Jekyll site, but dreaming of porting it to Hugo? This release introduces a new hugo import jekyllcommand that makes this easier than ever.

Performance Improvements: Just when you thought Hugo couldn’t get any faster, Hugo continues to improve in speed while adding features. Notably Hugo 0.15 introduces the ability to render and serve directly from memory resulting in 30%+ lower render times.

Huge thanks to all who participated in this release. A special thanks to @bep who led the development of Hugo this release again, @anthonyfok , @eparis , @tatsushid and @DigitalCraftsman .

New features

  • new hugo import jekyll command. #1469
  • The new Param convenience method on Page and Node can be used to get the most specific parameter value for a given key. #1462
  • Several new information elements have been added to Page and Node:
    • RuneCount: The number of runes in the content, excluding any whitespace. This may be a good alternative to .WordCount for Japanese and other CJK languages where a word-split by spaces makes no sense. #1266
    • RawContent: Raw Markdown as a string. One use case may be of embedding remarkjs.com slides.
    • IsHome: tells the truth about whether you’re on the home page or not.


  • hugo server now builds ~30%+ faster by rendering to memory instead of disk. To get the old behavior, start the server with --renderToDisk=true.
  • Hugo now supports dynamic reloading of the config file when watching.
  • We now use a custom-built LazyFileReader for reading file contents, which means we don’t read media files in /content into memory anymore – and file reading is now performed in parallel on multicore PCs. #1181
  • Hugo is now built with Go 1.5 which, among many other improvements, have fixed the last known data race in Hugo. #917
  • Paginator now also supports page groups. #1274
  • Markdown improvements:
    • Hugo now supports GitHub-flavoured markdown code fences for highlighting for md-files (Blackfriday rendered markdown) and mmark files (MMark rendered markdown). #362 #1258
    • Several new Blackfriday options are added:
      • Option to disable Blackfriday’s Smartypants.
      • Option for Blackfriday to open links in a new window/tab. #1220
      • Option to disable Blackfriday’s LaTeX style dashes #1231
      • Definition lists extension support.
  • Scratch now has built-in map support.
  • We now fall back to link title for the default page sort. #1299
  • Some notable new configuration options:
    • IgnoreFiles can be set with a list of Regular Expressions that matches files to be ignored during build. #1189
    • PreserveTaxonomyNames, when set to true, will preserve what you type as the taxonomy name both in the folders created and the taxonomy key, but it will be normalized for the URL. #1180
  • hugo gen can now generate man files, bash auto complete and markdown documentation
  • Hugo will now make suggestions when a command is mistyped
  • Shortcodes now have a boolean .IsNamedParams property. #1597

New Template Features

  • All template engines:
    • The new dict function that could be used to pass maps into a template. #1463
    • The new pluralize and singularize template funcs.
    • The new base64Decode and base64Encode template funcs.
    • The sort template func now accepts field/key chaining arguments and pointer values. #1330
    • Several fixes for slicestr and substr, most importantly, they now have full utf-8-support. #1190 #1333 #1347
    • The new last template function allows the user to select the last N items of a slice. #1148
    • The new after func allows the user to select the items after the Nth item. #1200
    • Add time.Time type support to the where, ge, gt, le, and lt template functions.
    • It is now possible to use constructs like where Values ".Param.key" nil to filter pages that doesn’t have a particular parameter. #1232
    • getJSON/getCSV: Add retry on invalid content. #1166
    • The new readDir func lists local files. #1204
    • The new safeJS function allows the embedding of content into JavaScript contexts in Go templates.
    • Get the main site RSS link from any page by accessing the .Site.RSSLink property. #1566
  • Ace templates:
    • Base templates now also works in themes. #1215 .
    • And now also on Windows. #1178
  • Full support for Amber templates including all template functions.
  • A built-in template for Google Analytics. #1505
  • Hugo is now shipped with new built-in shortcodes: #1576
    • youtube for YouTube videos
    • vimeo for Vimeo videos
    • gist for GitHub gists
    • tweet for Twitter Tweets
    • speakerdeck for Speakerdeck slides


  • Fix data races in page sorting and page reversal. These operations are now also cached. #1293
  • page.HasMenuCurrent() and node.HasMenuCurrent() now work correctly in multi-level nested menus.
  • Support Fish and Chips style section titles. Previously, this would end up as Fish And Chips. Now, the first character is made toupper, but the rest are preserved as-is. #1176
  • Hugo now removes superfluous p-tags around shortcodes. #1148


  • hugo server will watch by default now.
  • Some fields and methods were deprecated in 0.14. These are now removed, so the error message isn’t as friendly if you still use the old values. So please change:
    • getJson to getJSON, getCsv to getCSV, safeHtml to safeHTML, safeCss to safeCSS, safeUrl to safeURL, Url to URL, UrlPath to URLPath, BaseUrl to BaseURL, Recent to Pages.

Known Issues

Using the Hugo v0.15 32-bit Windows or ARM binary, running hugo server would crash or hang due to a memory alignment issue in Afero. The bug was discovered shortly after the v0.15.0 release and has since been fixed by @tpng . If you encounter this bug, you may either compile Hugo v0.16-DEV from source, or use the following solution/workaround:

0.14.0 May 25, 2015

The v0.14.0 Hugo release brings of the most demanded features to Hugo. The foundation of Hugo is stabilizing nicely and a lot of polish has been added. We’ve expanded support for additional content types with support for AsciiDoc, Restructured Text, HTML and Markdown. Some of these types depend on external libraries as there does not currently exist native support in Go. We’ve tried to make the experience as seamless as possible. Look for more improvements here in upcoming releases.

A lot of work has been done to improve the user experience, with extra polish to the Windows experience. Hugo errors are more helpful overall and Hugo now can detect if it’s being run in Windows Explorer and provide additional instructions to run it via the command prompt.

The Hugo community continues to grow. Hugo has over 4000 stars on github, 165 contributors, 35 themes and 1000s of happy users. It is now the 5th most popular static site generator (by Stars) and has the 3rd largest contributor community.

This release represents over 240 contributions by 36 contributors to the main Hugo codebase.

Big shout out to @bep who led the development of Hugo this release, @anthonyfok , @eparis , @SchumacherFM , @RickCogley & @mdhender for their significant contributions and @tatsushid for his continuous improvements to the templates. Also a big thanks to all the theme creators. 11 new themes have been added since last release and the hugoThemes repo now has previews of all of them.

Hugo also depends on a lot of other great projects. A big thanks to all of our dependencies including: cobra, viper, blackfriday, pflag, HugoThemes, BurntSushi, goYaml, and the Go standard library.

New features

  • Support for all file types in content directory.
    • If dedicated file type handler isn’t found it will be copied to the destination.
  • Add AsciiDoc support using external helpers.
  • Add experimental support for Mmark markdown processor
  • Bash autocomplete support via genautocomplete command
  • Add section menu support for a Section Menu for “the Lazy Blogger”
  • Add support for Ace base templates
  • Adding RelativeURLs = true to site config will now make all the relative URLs relative to the content root.
  • New template functions:
    • getenv
    • The string functions substr and slicestr
    • seq, a sequence generator very similar to its Gnu counterpart
    • absURL and relURL, both of which takes the BaseURL setting into account


  • Highlighting with Pygments is now cached to disk – expect a major speed boost if you use it!
  • More Pygments highlighting options, including line numbers
  • Show help information to Windows users who try to double click on hugo.exe.
  • Add bind flag to hugo server to set the interface to which the server will bind
  • Add support for canonifyURLs in srcset
  • Add shortcode support for HTML (content) files
  • Allow the same shortcode to be used with or without inline content
  • Configurable RSS output filename


  • Fix panic with paginator and zero pages in result set.
  • Fix crossrefs on Windows.
  • Fix eq and ne template functions when used with a raw number combined with the result of add, sub etc.
  • Fix paginator with uglyURLs
  • Fix #998 , supporting UTF8 characters in Permalinks.


  • To get variable and function names in line with the rest of the Go community, a set of variable and function names has been deprecated: These will still work in 0.14, but will be removed in 0.15. What to do should be obvious by the build log; getJson to getJSON, getCsv to getCSV, safeHtml to safeHTML, safeCss to safeCSS, safeUrl to safeURL, Url to URL, UrlPath to URLPath, BaseUrl to BaseURL, Recent to Pages, Indexes to Taxonomies.

0.13.0 Feb 21, 2015

The v0.13.0 release is the largest Hugo release to date. The release introduced some long sought after features (pagination, sequencing, data loading, tons of template improvements) as well as major internal improvements. In addition to the code changes, the Hugo community has grown significantly and now has over 3000 stars on github, 134 contributors, 24 themes and 1000s of happy users.

This release represents 448 contributions by 65 contributors

A special shout out to @bep and @anthonyfok for their new role as Hugo maintainers and their tremendous contributions this release.

New major features

  • Support for data files in YAML, JSON, or TOML located in the data directory ( #885 )
  • Support for dynamic content by loading JSON & CSV from remote sources via GetJson and GetCsv in short codes or other layout files ( #748 )
  • Pagination support for home page, sections and taxonomies ( #750 )
  • Universal sequencing support
    • A new, generic Next/Prev functionality is added to all lists of pages (sections, taxonomies, etc.)
    • Add in-section Next/Prev content pointers
  • Scratcha “scratchpad” for your node- and page-scoped variables
  • Cross Reference support to easily link documents together with the ref and relref shortcodes.
  • Ace template engine support ( #541 )
  • A new shortcode token of {{< >}} (raw HTML) alongside the existing {{% %}} (Markdown)
  • A top level Hugo variable (on Page & Node) is added with various build information
  • Several new ways to order and group content:
    • ByPublishDate
    • GroupByPublishDate(format, order)
    • GroupByParam(key, order)
    • GroupByParamDate(key, format, order)
  • Hugo has undergone a major refactoring, with a new handler system and a generic file system. This sounds and is technical, but will pave the way for new features and make Hugo even speedier

Notable enhancements to existing features

  • The shortcode handling is rewritten for speed and better error messages.
  • Several improvements to the template functions:
    • where is now even more powerful and accepts SQL-like syntax with the operators ==, eq; !=, <>, ne; >=, ge; >, gt; <=, le; <, lt; in, not in
    • where template function now also accepts dot chaining key argument (e.g. "Params.foo.bar")
  • New template functions:
    • apply
    • chomp
    • delimit
    • sort
    • markdownify
    • in and intersect
    • trim
    • replace
    • dateFormat
  • Several configurable improvements related to Markdown rendering:
    • Configuration of footnote rendering
    • Optional support for smart angled quotes, e.g. "Hugo" → «Hugo»
    • Enable descriptive header IDs
  • URLs in XML output is now correctly canonified ( #725 #728 , and part of #789 )

Other improvements

  • Internal change to use byte buffer pool significantly lowering memory usage and providing measurable performance improvements overall
  • Changes to docs:
  • hugo new now copies the content in addition to the front matter
  • Improved unit test coverage
  • Fixed a lot of Windows-related path issues
  • Improved error messages for template and rendering errors
  • Enabled soft LiveReload of CSS and images ( #490 )
  • Various fixes in RSS feed generation ( #789 )
  • HasMenuCurrent and IsMenuCurrent is now supported on Nodes
  • A bunch of bug fixes

0.12.0 Sept 1, 2014

A lot has happened since Hugo v0.11.0 was released. Most of the work has been focused on polishing the theme engine and adding critical functionality to the templates.

This release represents over 90 code commits from 28 different contributors.

  • 10 new themes created by the community
  • Fully themable Partials
  • 404 template support in themes
  • Shortcode support in themes
  • Views support in themes
  • Inner shortcode content now treated as Markdown
  • Support for header ids in Markdown (# Header {#myid})
  • Where template function to filter lists of content, taxonomies, etc.
  • GroupBy & GroupByDate methods to group pages
  • Taxonomy pages list now sortable, filterable, limitable & groupable
  • General cleanup to taxonomies & documentation to make it more clear and consistent
  • Showcase returned and has been expanded
  • Pretty links now always have trailing slashes
  • BaseUrl can now include a subdirectory
  • Better feedback about draft & future post rendering
  • A variety of improvements to the website

0.11.0 May 28, 2014

This release represents over 110 code commits from 29 different contributors.

0.10.0 March 1, 2014

This release represents over 110 code commits from 29 different contributors.

0.9.0 November 15, 2013

This release represents over 220 code commits from 22 different contributors.

  • New command based interface similar to git (hugo server -s ./)
  • Amber template support
  • Aliases (redirects)
  • Support for top level pages (in addition to homepage)
  • Complete overhaul of the documentation site
  • Full Windows support
  • Better index support including ordering by content weight
  • Add params to site config, available in .Site.Params from templates
  • Friendlier json support
  • Support for html & xml content (with frontmatter support)
  • Support for summary content divider (<!--more-->)
  • HTML in summary (when using divider)
  • Added “Minutes to Read” functionality
  • Support for a custom 404 page
  • Cleanup of how content organization is handled
  • Loads of unit and performance tests
  • Integration with travis ci
  • Static directory now watched and copied on any addition or modification
  • Support for relative permalinks
  • Fixed watching being triggered multiple times for the same event
  • Watch now ignores temp files (as created by Vim)
  • Configurable number of posts on homepage
  • Front matter supports multiple types (int, string, date, float)
  • Indexes can now use a default template
  • Addition of truncated bool to content to determine if should show ‘more’ link
  • Support for linkTitles
  • Better handling of most errors with directions on how to resolve
  • Support for more date / time formats
  • Support for go 1.2
  • Support for first in templates

0.8.0 August 2, 2013

This release represents over 65 code commits from 6 different contributors.

  • Added support for pretty urls (filename/index.html vs filename.html)
  • Hugo supports a destination directory
  • Will efficiently sync content in static to destination directory
  • Cleaned up options.. now with support for short and long options
  • Added support for TOML
  • Added support for YAML
  • Added support for Previous & Next
  • Added support for indexes for the indexes
  • Better Windows compatibility
  • Support for series
  • Adding verbose output
  • Loads of bugfixes

0.7.0 July 4, 2013

  • Hugo now includes a simple server
  • First public release

0.6.0 July 2, 2013

  • Hugo includes an example documentation site which it builds

0.5.0 June 25, 2013

  • Hugo is quite usable and able to build spf13.com