This blog is statically generated by Hugo. It is preconfigured to work with Forestry as a way to manage your content. Forestry makes changes by editing markdown or data files, uploading media to the correct directory and committing these updates to your repo directly.
The Hugo version of this Brevifolia starter was built upon the already well-known Tale Theme. The ammended styles were coded & designed by yours truly, using scss and the bem naming convention. The font used is Work Sans.
Import directly to Forestry
In your terminal, navigate to where you would like this blog to live, then run
#clone the repo git clone email@example.com:kendallstrautman/brevifolia-hugo-forestry.git #navigate to the directory cd brevifolia-hugo-forestry #install dependencies & run dev server with yarn yarn install hugo serve #or with npm npm install hugo serve
A new browser window should open with the dev server running or you can navigate to localhost:1313
- Site-level configuration is stored in
config.toml, this is required in the root for Forestry to setup the project.
- Edit styles via
content/...contains all your markdown blog posts, pages & data files (e.g. authors list, info page data).
- Images and media are uploaded to
- Templates can be edited in
Using Forestry as your CMS
.forestry directory contains all the settings information and frontmatter configuration to allow Forestry to setup the sidebar structure and editing capacity for this blog. After importing this blog into forestry, you can access and edit all of the content via the sidebar.
You can set up a remote admin for content editors to log in directly to yoururl.com/admin to make content updates.
The instant preview method spins up a development server for a long-lived preview that can quickly respond to content updates. When using instant previews, your preview command should be the develop command. The development server spawned by this command should be available over port 8080, and bind to 0.0.0.0.
Netlify is a great way to easily deploy sites. There's no special setup you need to do with Forestry to deploy with Netlify. When Forestry makes commits to your repo, Netlify will auto-trigger a rebuild / deploy when new commits are made.