Cloning this site and regenerating locally on your own machine

Jon Brookes - 2020-11-09 13:00


to download the site and push it back to the same or other repositories you need Git.

If you dont already have Git, it can be downloaded from

to rebuild or preiview the site you need hugo in your path. It is a single executable with no installer, just copy the binary somewhere like (for windows) ‘c:\program files<some directory of your choice> and add it to your system path in System Properties - Environment_variables if it is not already or (for Linux / Mac) /usr/local/bin.

Hugo can be downloaded from hugo releases

Copy / clone the site

This site is hosted at

Clone it to somewhere appropriate on your system with :

git clone
git submodule init
git submodule update
cd ../../

Edit content

open the directory and edit the files in


Previewing changes

from within the hugo directory run hugo serve -b http://localhost:1313 to serve the content locally

Rebuild the site post to making changes

To regenerate the site with new content in hugo/content from a command line window and within the hugo directory run :


I you don’t want to add hugo to your path, it can be run from the place you downloaded and uncompressed it to, for example in windows :

C:\Users\<your user>\Downloads\hugo_0.78.0_Windows-64bit\hugo.exe

Publishing changes back to Github

If you have access to push back to the marshyon account in which this site is hosted, just push changes back with

git push

Changing the site to be used in your own git repo

If your wanting to use this repository for your own site, replace with your content in hugo/content and edit config.toml accordingly to suit your intended site name

in .git/content' ( at the root folder of this repository directory ) edit the config` file and change the section

[remote "origin"]
        url = https://<your remote git repository here>.git

to have the url of your git repository and then push to it with git push