The v0.14.0 Hugo release brings of the most demanded features to Hugo. The foundation of Hugo is stabilizing nicely and a lot of polish has been added. We’ve expanded support for additional content types with support for AsciiDoc, Restructured Text, HTML and Markdown. Some of these types depend on external libraries as there does not currently exist native support in Go. We’ve tried to make the experience as seamless as possible. Look for more improvements here in upcoming releases.
A lot of work has been done to improve the user experience, with extra polish to the Windows experience. Hugo errors are more helpful overall and Hugo now can detect if it’s being run in Windows Explorer and provide additional instructions to run it via the command prompt.
The Hugo community continues to grow. Hugo has over 4000 stars on github, 165 contributors, 35 themes and 1000s of happy users. It is now the 5th most popular static site generator (by Stars) and has the 3rd largest contributor community.
This release represents over 240 contributions by 36 contributors to the main Hugo codebase.
Adding RelativeURLs = true to site config will now make all the relative URLs relative to the content root.
New template functions:
The string functions substr and slicestr
*seq, a sequence generator very similar to its Gnu counterpart
absURL and relURL, both of which takes the BaseURL setting into account
Highlighting with Pygments is now cached to disk – expect a major speed boost if you use it!
More Pygments highlighting options, including line numbers
Show help information to Windows users who try to double click on hugo.exe.
Add bind flag to hugo server to set the interface to which the server will bind
Add support for canonifyurls in srcset
Add shortcode support for HTML (content) files
Allow the same shortcode to be used with or without inline content
Configurable RSS output filename
Fix panic with paginator and zero pages in result set.
Fix crossrefs on Windows.
Fix eq and ne template functions when used with a raw number combined with the result of add, sub etc.
Fix paginator with uglyurls
Fix #998, supporting UTF8 characters in Permalinks.
To get variable and function names in line with the rest of the Go community, a set of variable and function names has been deprecated: These will still work in 0.14, but will be removed in 0.15. What to do should be obvious by the build log; getJson to getJSON, getCsv to getCSV, safeHtml to safeHTML, safeCss to safeCSS, safeUrl to safeURL, Url to URL, UrlPath to URLPath, BaseUrl to BaseURL, Recent to Pages, Indexes to Taxonomies.