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How I Built My Personal Site with Hugo, Netlify, and GitHub πŸš€

Welcome to a behind-the-scenes look at how I crafted my personal website using some of the best tools available for web developers today. My journey with Hugo, Netlify, and GitHub has been nothing short of exciting and I’m thrilled to share it with you!

Step 1: Setting Up Hugo πŸ› οΈ #

Hugo is a static site generator that makes creating websites a breeze due to its simplicity and speed. I chose Hugo because it allows for rapid development without the complexities of databases or heavy backend coding.

Here’s how I got started:

  1. Installation: I installed Hugo on my local machine. Simple and straightforward, just how I like it!
  2. Theme Selection: Hugo has a variety of themes to choose from. I picked one that best matched my aesthetic preferences and needs.
  3. Content Creation: With Hugo, content creation is as easy as writing markdown files. I started populating my site with markdown files for each section.

Step 2: Hosting with Netlify 🌐 #

Netlify is a fantastic hosting service that offers continuous deployment from Git repositories. Here’s how I used it:

  1. Connecting to GitHub: I pushed my Hugo site’s code to a GitHub repository. This allows me to manage my site’s source code efficiently.
  2. Netlify Setup: I created a new project on Netlify and linked it to my GitHub repository.
  3. Continuous Deployment: Every time I commit changes to the repository, Netlify automatically builds and deploys my site. This means my website is always up to date!

Step 3: Continuous Improvement and Updates βš™οΈ #

My website is never really “done.” I’m constantly improving it, adding new content, and tweaking the design. Hugo makes it easy to test changes locally, and with GitHub and Netlify, updates are seamless and stress-free.

Conclusion πŸŽ‰ #

Building and deploying my website with Hugo, Netlify, and GitHub has been a rewarding experience. These tools not only simplify web development but also enhance productivity and efficiency.

Thank you for taking the time to read about my site-building journey. Feel free to explore the site and connect with me if you have any questions or need guidance on your own projects!