Jack Baty

Director of Unspecified Services

What if I used Tinderbox to generate Hugo-compatible Markdown files?

What if I used Tinderbox to generate Hugo-compatible Markdown files?

I'm still thinking about this.

The tricky part with using Tinderbox to generate websites is that the export features are almost too powerful and configurable. I've gotten things arranged the way I want them here, but it feels fragile. I hesitate to tweak any of the templates for fear of breaking the site.

What if, instead of exporting HTML files from Tinderbox, I export Hugo-compatible Markdown files? I could use Tinderbox as the authoring, organizing, and linking environment, and then let Hugo generate the actual website.

The upside is that Hugo templates are made for creating websites/blogs. All the tagging, markup, RSS feeds, and other bloggy stuff is already built. And I can use any of the many nice themes instead of this cobbled thing I'm using now.

On the other hand, it's a pretty big moving part. And is generating Markdown any simpler than HTML? Do I end up with the same fragile process, plus the need for Hugo?