July 15, 2020
A technical update:
I’ve mostly automated the source control (backups, yay!) and deployment process. Here’s a rough outline:
- Create the new content file, for example “blogpost name.md” in the appropriate directory.
- I’m not sure if I will do this via the “hugo new” command or with a snippet in Visual Studio Code.
- Also, I’m still working out the structure and organization of this new site - more to come on that.
- Edit it in Visual Studio Code (VSC) or Notepad++.
- Commit changes in VSC and push to a private repository on github.com.
- Run the deployment script I created that lives in the root of my web app.
- I keep my deployment (public) folder at the same level as the web app.
- The deployment folder is also a git repository backed up on github.com.
- I created a PowerShell script that deletes all the folders/files in the deployment directory except things in the .git folder.
- The script then runs “hugo -d ../
” to generate the static files that I need to deploy to my web server.
- Use GitHub desktop to commit the changes to the deployment folder and push to my GitHub repository.
- Finally, some magic happens to deploy the static files from the GitHub repository to my web server:
- The web server is managed via Runcloud.io, which has a handy feature to deploy from GitHub.
- Here’s some documentation on how to set it up: How to Deploy…Using Git.
- Finally, and this is the really cool part, I added a webhook such that any time a change is committed to GitHub, my web server will automatically pull the changes. How cool is that!?
In no particular order:
- Research content management/organization and decide on a structure for the site.
- Figure out how to process, post and manage pictures.
- Backup my existing WordPress site and move this one to live!