Getting started

lesson 2. Create some HTML

Now we have Hugo installed, let’s start with a very simple webpage. First you have to create two files. First you create an empty file called ‘config.yaml’. Then you create a file called ‘index.html’ with some simple HTML:

    This is a very simple webpage

You have to store the ‘config.yaml’ file in the root of your project and the ‘index.html’ file in a directory called ’layouts’. Your project will now look like this:


Now you can type the command ‘hugo server’ in the command line and press enter. Hugo will tell you your website lives on http://localhost:1313. When you go to that address in your browser, you will find your website.

Next: 3. Add your first content