How to add Google Tag Manager to Hugo static website

How to add Google Tag Manager to a Hugo static website In this article I will provide a step-by-step instruction and code samples on how to implement Google Tag Manager and a datalayer to your Hugo static website. As a digital analytics consultant I can appreciate the value a good Google Tag Manager (GTM) implementation can have for your business or even to optimize your user’s blog experience. Read More

Hugo shortcode to serve images in next-gen formats

Hugo shortcode to serve images in next-gen formats In my last blogpost I shared 10 ways to improve your Hugo website performance. My last tip was to serve images in next-gen formats. This could improve the performance of your website significantly. Eventhough there are multiple next-gen formats you can integrate, the best browser compatibility will come by using WebP, created by Google. Unfortunately, not all browsers support this format yet (looking at you, Safari! Read More

10 Ways to improve your (Hugo) website performance

10 Ways to improve your (Hugo) website performance Website performance matters. Even if I would selfishly ignore all other human visitors to my website, I would be supporting Google’s mission to make the web faster and help myself climb the ranks of Google. In this article I describe 10 ways to make your Hugo website (or any other website) faster and give users a better experience. These are the 10 tips I will be discussing: Read More

Optimizing the Youtube Shortcode for Hugo

How to optimize the Youtube Shortcode for Hugo The Youtube embed shortcode for Hugo allows you to embed Youtube videos in your Hugo pages. Which is a pretty neat feature they provide to you out-of-the-box. The shortcode allows you to add two additional parameters that can be managed from the standard settings: Unique Youtube video ID allowfullscreen (which you can set to “true”, which allows users to show the video in full screen mode) However, there are a ton of additional parameters you can include to customize your Youtube video embed. Read More

Why I moved my personal blog from Wordpress to Hugo

Why I moved my personal blog from Wordpress to Hugo It was one of those rare moments in my freelance career when I had some extra time on my hands. Eager to work on a website and tinker with some code. I was looking at my personal website (which you’re on right now). It was still built on Wordpress, with a basic theme and some useful features. In reality, I wasn’t using much of the power that Wordpress holds. Read More