You have an account with Firebase. (If you don’t, you can sign up for free using your Google account.)
You have completed the Quick Start or have a completed Hugo website ready for deployment.
Go to the Firebase console and create a new project (unless you already have a project). You will need to globally install firebase-tools (node.js):
npm install -g firebase-tools
Log in to Firebase (setup on your local machine) using firebase login, which opens a browser where you can select your account. Use firebase logout in case you are already logged in but to the wrong account.
In the root of your Hugo project, initialize the Firebase project with the firebase init command:
Choose Hosting in the feature question
Choose the project you just set up
Accept the default for your database rules file
Accept the default for the publish directory, which is public
Choose “No” in the question if you are deploying a single-page app
To deploy your Hugo site, execute the firebase deploy command, and your site will be up in no time:
hugo && firebase deploy
You can generate a deploy token using
You can also set up your CI (e.g., with Wercker) and add the token to a private variable like $FIREBASE_DEPLOY_TOKEN.
You can then add a step in your build to do the deployment using the token: