Today I spent some more time modifying the IndieFeed theme
As I mentioned earlier, I started using hugo modules instead of
git submodule from the beginning. One of the downside of it was I could not preview my changes without pushing the changes to github first.
Sometimes that might be OK, most times it is not.
How do theme developers work in such scenario. Turns out there is a hack just for that.
So much so that documentation mention for Local development at multiple places 😄
The directive is
replace. Read the documentation here
I did this in
go.mod of this project. But
hugo server kept complaining that
go.mod was missing from my local folder where I work on the theme. (It is not under
themes folder of this project)
Turns out I need to do the following in my theme directory.
hugo mod init github.com/mandarvaze/indiefeed which created
go.mod there. Now
hugo server had no complaints ✌️
I also removed
theme entry from my
-theme: ["github.com/mandarvaze/indiefeed"] + +module: + imports: + - path: github.com/mandarvaze/indiefeed +
These steps documented here and here respectively.