#netlify #hugo #static-sites #github-actions

How to schedule posts on a static Hugo site with Netlify and GitHub Actions

If all went well, this post was published automatically. I added the ability to schedule posts on my static blog (built with Hugo). I wrote a short GitHub Action to trigger a build on Netlify every morning.

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#webmentions #static-sites #github-actions

Webmentions on a static site with GitHub Actions

Last year, I added webmentions to this blog. To recap, webmentions are a web standard to create a network of comments, likes, and reposts between ordinary sites. I set up a brid.gy account to poll Twitter for webmentions targetting my blog, and I caught them with webmention.io.

Webmentions were fetched with AJAX and rendered at the bottom of each page. There were two things I didn’t like about this approach:

After some tinkering, I came up with an alternative: a cron-based GitHub Action that queries webmention.io for new webmentions. The Action then commits them to my site’s repository, so I can access the data with my static site generator, Hugo.

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#the-web #static-sites #webmentions #this-website

Adding webmentions to my blog

I first noticed webmentions in the wild on Hidde de Vries’ blog about two years ago. Last week it finally happened, I added webmention support to my blog too! Well, partial support at least. I’m now receiving and displaying webmentions. Sending them out is a project for another day.

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#static-sites #this-website

Migrating my site to Hugo

This blog was a custom Laravel application for the past few years. While I was happy with the Laravel solution, I’m slowly trying to move away from maintaining my own servers. I’m also drawn to the simplicity and stability of serving plain html, so I decided to look into static site generators.

I quickly discovered that Hugo was what I was looking for. Hugo is a very fast and very popular static site generator.

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