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Hugo Build

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Hugo Build

Hugo as an action, with extended support and legacy versions


Copy and paste the following snippet into your .yml file.

- name: Hugo Build
  uses: jakejarvis/hugo-build-action@v0.101.0
Learn more about this action in jakejarvis/hugo-build-action
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GitHub Action for Hugo ✏️

Build example site

This is a simple GitHub Action that contains Hugo, the popular static site generator. The extended version is now bundled by default. Unlike other actions, this action includes releases going back to v0.27 (September 2017) for any compatibility requirements.


workflow.yml Example

This example simply uploads the ./public directory (the built Hugo website) as an artifact. You can replace the last actions/upload-artifact step with another action, like James Ives' GitHub Pages deploy action or my S3 sync action, to upload the built static site somewhere accessible.

Replace the master in uses: jakejarvis/hugo-build-action@master to specify the Hugo version, back to v0.27, like hugo-build-action@v0.27. This might be necessary if a recent version broke compatibility with your site. Otherwise, you'll get the latest version.

The with: args: portion holds any optional flags. You can remove those two lines for a vanilla build.

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
    - uses: actions/checkout@master
    - uses: jakejarvis/hugo-build-action@master  # ...or replace 'master' with a full version tag, such as: v0.64.1
        args: --minify --buildDrafts
    - uses: actions/upload-artifact@master
        name: website
        path: './public'

Included Software

Just in case, the final container includes a few small third-party tools that are required by certain optional Hugo features:

Node (with NPM and Yarn), Go (for Hugo Modules support), and Python are also pre-installed.


This action is distributed under the MIT License. Hugo is distributed under the Apache License 2.0.