Posting to Hugo from Org Mode using ox-hugo

by on Aug 2, 2017 Tags: blogging hugo orgmode

ox-hugo is an Org exporter backend that exports Org to Hugo-compatible Markdown (Blackfriday). That also includes the generation of front matter (in TOML or YAML format) required for Hugo posts.

What that means is that I can have an org file and each headline will become a hugo-compatible markdown file with all the appropriate front matter? Awesome!

I’ll have to think about whether to use it regularly for since it adds a level of abstraction between the original “master” post in Org Mode and the final Markdown post used to render the site. Basically, I need to “render” each post twice. I’ll try it with a few posts to see how it feels. (You’re soaking in it!)