Vinod Kurup

Hospitalist/programmer in search of the meaning of life

Nov 17, 2019 - 2 minute read - Comments - blog


I moved my blog from Octopress to Hugo today. I had been slightly unhappy with Octopress for a while now, but mainly I just wanted something new to play with. Hugo is MUCH faster than Octopress was:

vkurup@caktus020:~/dev/ $ hugo

                   | EN   
  Pages            | 669  
  Paginator pages  |  29  
  Non-page files   |   0  
  Static files     | 426  
  Processed images |   0  
  Aliases          |   1  
  Sitemaps         |   1  
  Cleaned          |   0  

Total in 808 ms

It is nice to generate my entire site in less than a second.

But I still liked the style and theme of my old site, so I was happy to find that someone had already built an Octopress theme for Hugo. I promptly stole his work and customized a few things here and there to make it look (nearly) exactly like my old site did. Yay! Thanks to Parsia for building that theme. I’ve also subscribed to his RSS feed because his site looks pretty interesting.

Moving my content wasn’t easy, but it wasn’t hard. I mainly just copied the old markdown posts over, changed the front matter, and then fixed a few octopress plugins I was using to work with Hugo.

Future steps:

  • Switch from Disqus to something self-hosted
  • Generate the HTML on the server rather than having the HTML in git
  • Update my About page and Computers page
  • … oh, maybe write more!

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