The two big new items in this release is Inline Shortcodes and Consolidated File Caches. In Hugo we really care about build speed, and caching is important. With this release, you get much better control over your cache configuration, which is especially useful when building on a Continuous Integration server (Netlify, CircleCI or similar). Inline Shortcodes was implemented to help the Bootstrap project move their documentation site to Hugo. Note that this feature is disabled by default. To enable, set enableInlineShortcodes = true in your site config. Worth mentioning is also the new param shortcode, which looks up the param in page front matter with the site's parameter as a fall back.
This release represents 33 contributions by 7 contributors to the main Hugo code base.
@bep leads the Hugo development with a significant amount of contributions, but also a big shoutout to @moorereason, @emirb, and @allizad for their ongoing contributions.
And a big thanks to @digitalcraftsman and @onedrawingperday for their relentless work on keeping the themes site in pristine condition and to @kaushalmodi for his great work on the documentation site.
Many have also been busy writing and fixing the documentation in hugoDocs,
which has received 10 contributions by 4 contributors. A special thanks to @budparr, @bep, @allizad, and @funkydan2 for their work on the documentation site.