Using Hugo Theme Modules With Netlify

January 31, 2021
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This blog runs on hugo so I try to make use of hugo features. According to the hugo website modules are now recommended to insert content into a hugo site a simple and useful example being a theme.

Since I use my personal fork of the minimal theme I decided to try this out. It’s quite easy to do.

The main steps are:

Local testing worked fine which creates also a go.sumfile. So I happily commited and pushed the content and the new files. Unfortunately the deployment at Netlify failed and I got confused.

The solution however is simple enough: Netlify needs to be told to install go as part of the build. This is turn only requires to add an environment variable called GO_VERSION with the value of the go version you want to use. In my case it’s 1.15.7. With this change everything works as intended.

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