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A fast and flexible static site generator built with love by bep, spf13, and friends in Go.

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Hugo is a static site generator written in Go, optimized for speed and designed for flexibility. With its advanced templating system and fast asset pipelines, Hugo renders a complete site in seconds, often less.

Due to its flexible framework, multilingual support, and powerful taxonomy system, Hugo is widely used to create:

  • Corporate, government, nonprofit, education, news, event, and project sites
  • Documentation sites
  • Image portfolios
  • Landing pages
  • Business, professional, and personal blogs
  • Resumes and CVs

Use Hugo's embedded web server during development to instantly see changes to content, structure, behavior, and presentation. Then deploy the site to your host, or push changes to your Git provider for automated builds and deployment.

Hugo's fast asset pipelines include:

  • CSS bundling – transpilation (Sass), tree shaking, minification, source maps, SRI hashing, and PostCSS integration
  • JavaScript bundling – transpilation (TypeScript, JSX), tree shaking, minification, source maps, and SRI hashing
  • Image processing – convert, resize, crop, rotate, adjust colors, apply filters, overlay text and images, and extract EXIF data

And with Hugo Modules, you can share content, assets, data, translations, themes, templates, and configuration with other projects via public or private Git repositories.






Install Hugo from a prebuilt binary, package manager, or package repository. Please see the installation instructions for your operating system:

Build from source

Hugo is available in two editions: standard and extended. With the extended edition you can:

  • Encode to the WebP format when processing images. You can decode WebP images with either edition.
  • Transpile Sass to CSS using the embedded LibSass transpiler. The extended edition is not required to use the Dart Sass transpiler.

Prerequisites to build Hugo from source:

  • Standard edition: Go 1.20 or later
  • Extended edition: Go 1.20 or later, and GCC

Build the standard edition:

go install

Build the extended edition:

CGO_ENABLED=1 go install -tags extended


Hugo's documentation includes installation instructions, a quick start guide, conceptual explanations, reference information, and examples.

Please submit documentation issues and pull requests to the documentation repository.


Please do not use the issue queue for questions or troubleshooting. Unless you are certain that your issue is a software defect, use the forum.

Hugo’s forum is an active community of users and developers who answer questions, share knowledge, and provide examples. A quick search of over 20,000 topics will often answer your question. Please be sure to read about requesting help before asking your first question.


You can contribute to the Hugo project by:

Please submit documentation issues and pull requests to the documentation repository.

If you have an idea for an enhancement or new feature, create a new topic on the forum in the "Feature" category. This will help you to:

  • Determine if the capability already exists
  • Measure interest
  • Refine the concept

If there is sufficient interest, create a proposal. Do not submit a pull request until the project lead accepts the proposal.

For a complete guide to contributing to Hugo, see the Contribution Guide.


Hugo stands on the shoulders of great open source libraries. Run hugo env --logLevel info to display a list of dependencies.

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