Hello Hugo!

May 4, 2017

Clutter makes me uncomfortable. Some people can achieve peak productivity regardless of their environment, I am not among them. Physical clutter is one thing - if something is there and it shouldn’t be at, it is literally in the way - digital clutter is worse.

Countless HTTP requests, most of them unnecessary, menus longer than $5 subs, themes with unlimited options, plugins and plugins to extend plugins, these can all serve a purpose, but in reality huge majority of people do not need any of it.

Clutter is why I migrated this site from WordPress to Hugo.

The setup is beautiful. I push the changes to a GitHub repo, Netlify takes care of everything else. If you want to know more about what happens behind the scenes, read this guide.

Static sites are not for everyone. Some command line work is required when setting up the site. There is no (good) one click installation, but there’s a lot of great guides that can help you. Once you figure that out, there’s no logins, plugins, security issues, only writing.