Hugo Content Management Series

Let’s find out what happens when you create a new Hugo site - with no theme, but add content - then run hugo server -D

  1. You have no HTML layouts
  2. You have no taxonomy pages
  3. You have no home page
  4. Browsing to localhost show you a white screen
[21:33:16 - 20-07-12] /Users/damien/dev/notheme % hugo server -D       
Building sites … WARN 2020/07/12 21:33:23 found no layout file for "HTML" for kind "home": You should create a template file which matches Hugo Layouts Lookup Rules for this combination.
WARN 2020/07/12 21:33:23 found no layout file for "HTML" for kind "taxonomy": You should create a template file which matches Hugo Layouts Lookup Rules for this combination.
WARN 2020/07/12 21:33:23 found no layout file for "HTML" for kind "taxonomy": You should create a template file which matches Hugo Layouts Lookup Rules for this combination.
WARN 2020/07/12 21:33:23 found no layout file for "HTML" for kind "page": You should create a template file which matches Hugo Layouts Lookup Rules for this combination.

                   | EN  
-------------------+-----
  Pages            |  3  
  Paginator pages  |  0  
  Non-page files   |  0  
  Static files     |  0  
  Processed images |  0  
  Aliases          |  0  
  Sitemaps         |  1  
  Cleaned          |  0  

Built in 66 ms
Watching for changes in /Users/damien/dev/notheme/{archetypes,content,data,layouts,static}
Watching for config changes in /Users/damien/dev/notheme/config.toml
Environment: "development"
Serving pages from memory
Running in Fast Render Mode. For full rebuilds on change: hugo server --disableFastRender
Web Server is available at //localhost:1313/ (bind address 127.0.0.1)
Press Ctrl+C to stop
WARN 2020/07/12 21:33:46 found no layout file for "HTML" for kind "page": You should create a template file which matches Hugo Layouts Lookup Rules for this combination.
WARN 2020/07/12 21:33:46 found no layout file for "HTML" for kind "home": You should create a template file which matches Hugo Layouts Lookup Rules for this combination.
Tags: notheme

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Damien Saunders
An experienced management consultant and business leader interested in digital transformation, product centred design and scaled agile. If I'm not writing about living with UCTD (an autoimmune disease), I'm probably listening to music, reading a book or learning more about wine.