hugo_start() starts a hugo server that will automatically re-generate
the site whenever the input changes. You only need to execute this once
per session; it continues to run in the background as you work on the site.
For large sites the hugo server can be slow to start; if it takes longer
than 30 seconds
hugo_start() throws an error.
hugo_stop() kills the server. This happens automatically when you exit
R so you shouldn't normally need to run this.
hugo_browse() opens the site in the RStudio viewer or your web browser.
hugo_start( site = ".", auto_navigate = TRUE, browse = TRUE, render_to_disk = FALSE, port = 1313 ) hugo_stop() hugo_browse()
Path to hugo site.
Automatically navigate to the most recently changed page?
Automatically preview the site after the server starts?
Render site to disk? The default is to serve the site from memory, but rendering to disk can be helpful for debugging.
Port to run server on. For advanced use only.
hugodown will attempt to automatically use the correct version of hugo for
your site (prompting you to call
hugo_install() if needed). It looks in
_hugodown.yaml is present, it looks for the
netlify.toml is present, it looks in
This means if you already use netlify, hugodown will automatically match the version of hugo that you're using for deployment.