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Install Hugo

First off, make sure to have Git properly installed and set up.

MacOS & Linux

Make sure you have Brew installed. Then, to install Hugo:

brew install hugo


If you use Chocolatey:

choco install hugo -confirm

Alternatively, see other installing options here.

Create a New Local Website

You’re now ready to start.

To create a new Hugo website, move to a directory of your choice and run:

hugo new site yourwebsitename

Where yourwebsitename is the name of the folder you’ve just created. Your entire website will live inside this folder on your computer.

Congrats! In the next sections, you will start tweaking your new website.


Check out the Hugo documentation for the official quick start guide.

Contributed by Andrea Antonacci