re: Static Site Generators are not for me! My Experience with Jekyll, Hugo and NetlifyCMS VIEW POST


I use Hugo and even though I love using it, it's incredibly frustrating to use at times and the documentation can be unhelpful at times.

Also, now that I've written over 100 blog posts on my blog, content management is a real nightmare. I should probably use WordPress but I can't afford hosting right now and I want to be hardcore.


I've only gotten 10 articles on my Gatsby blog, in what sense content management is a real nightmare? I don't really see it as a problem in the future, at least for me


Why do you think it is a nightmare? For e.g. all content not visible, not subject to easy filtering like in Wordpress, cannot find deadlinks easily, others?

I have ~330 posts (small to medium-sized posts) on a Hugo blog and had no problems so far - but curious to get your perspective.


It's just keeping them organized to begin with. Having to trowel through folders with dozens of posts, tracking all the different links and organizing assets like images. I'm hoping to restructure everything next year to make it somewhat easier or get a CMS to help me out.

I totally understand that. I switched to VSCode a while back.

Using VSCode I can open the entire folder to view and search multiple posts (I use Hugo), have automatic formatting enabled for Markdown and the code within Markdown using Prettier, and also keep running Hugo locally to see how the end-result appears in a browser.

I use external tools to check links.

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