Inspired by Evan Brown’s post Hugo on the go I decided to follow pretty much the same route — with a couple of twists.
In a nutshell Evan has set up a continuous integration chain for his hugo based website. The workflow is as follows:
- create the new hugo post on whatever device you want
- commit the post and push to github
- github triggers the continuous integration service travis
- travis regenerates the static web site
- travis deploys the static web site
Where Evan is using github, travis, and S3 I wanted to go the self-hosted route. So,
- instead of github I’m using a self-hosted, dockerized gitea instance to host my git repos
- instead of travis I’m using a self-hosted, dockerized drone instance for the continuous integration part
- instead of S3 I’m deploying to my own web server.
The workflow then looks like this:
For editing and creating new posts I do use Working Copy — same as Evan is.