A start on customising a Micro.Blog theme

I want to customise the theme for my Micro.Blog hosted Love Waikawa Beach community website. This has set me on the track of first, several hours of head-bashing, and second, learning about Hugo and themes.

Here’s what I’ve found so far, that seems useful. It may help others who want to follow this path.

Micro.Blog is based on the Hugo blogging system.

Start with Manton’s 7 minute Micro.blog custom themes video.

Then move on to the Introduction to Hugo videos from Mike Dane.

Handy reference: Hugo’s Directory Structure Explained by Jake Wiesler.

Hugo Documentation

Following the instructions in Mike’s videos I’ve installed Homebrew on my Mac and then installed Hugo. Next up I’ll download a theme and set to work.

Note: way back in 2006 I’d learned so much about WordPress and its predecessor B2 that I ended up teaming up with Maria Langer to write the first English-language book about WordPress: WordPress 2: Visual QuickStart Guide, Peachpit Press, Jun 29, 2006, by Maria Langer and Miraz Jordan.

That gives me the confidence to think I can learn about Hugo and use what I’ve learned in some productive way.

Miraz Jordan @Miraz

Please take a look at my Love Waikawa Beach website too.