Hugo Categories and Tags
A better way to organize this site
Most content-management systems allow for some kind of content tagging. Until recently, though, I was creating “TILs” as a separate content type. This was fine, I guess, but it was sort of clunky too in its own way.
But, then I discovered hugo’s taxonomies. tl;dr — hugo ships “tags” and “categories” out of the box for posts.
So, I moved all of my TILs into the
posts folder, added
categories = ["til"] to the front matter and 💥 I have the ability to just have my TILs in my blog posts.
- I used categories for TILs instead of tags because then I can tag the TILs (like I have here: “blogging”) and can group TILs (or posts!) based on those tags.
- I also had to add a
slug-titleto my front matter for the TILs because that’s how I have posts configured. But that was easy enough.
I’m pretty pleased with the new, improved setup!