Building a blog from scratch in 2022 using Hugo, Docker and a bit of Python

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  • wp2static

    WordPress static site generator for security, performance and cost benefits

    What is wrong with using Wordpress? I believe now one can get Wordpress to have 'static site' capabilities these days [0]


  • django-summernote

    Simply integrate Summernote editor with Django project.

    I used django-summernote to handle those

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  • Caddy

    Fast and extensible multi-platform HTTP/3 web server with automatic HTTPS

    Almost spit out my coffee when I saw Docker and Hugo together! Still, I like the self-contained nature of this with the Python form handling.

    For anyone that wants a simpler setup:

    Netlify forms [0] can handle form submissions, 100 per month (per site) on the free tier, just add "netlify" to the form html. I have some sites that use this and I get very little spam. Netlify also gives you a CDN.

    Caddy [1] is a great webserver and can reverse proxy, serve content, and does automatic SSL. Configuration is pretty easy, although V1 was a little easier. I have it running a Django site right now and probably wouldn't even bother with nginx again. Traefik AND nginx for a static site seems pretty heavy to me.



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