Plug-and-play Node.js wrapper for Hugo Extended, the awesomest static-site generator. ✏️
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Plug-and-play binary wrapper for Hugo Extended, the awesomest static-site generator.


npm install hugo-extended --save-dev
# or...
yarn add hugo-extended --dev

hugo-extended defaults to the extended version of Hugo on supported platforms, and automatically falls back to vanilla Hugo if unsupported (mainly on 32-bit systems).

This package's version numbers align with Hugo's — hugo-extended@0.64.1 installs Hugo v0.64.1, for example.


The following examples simply refer to downloading and executing Hugo as a Node dependency. See the official Hugo docs for guidance on actual Hugo usage.

via CLI / package.json:

If you'll be using the SCSS features of Hugo Extended, it's probably smart to install postcss, postcss-cli, and autoprefixer as devDependencies too, since they can be called via built-in Hugo pipes.

The build:preview script below is designed for Netlify deploy previews, where $DEPLOY_PRIME_URL is substituted for the base URL (usually ending in of each commit or pull request.

  // ...
  "scripts": {
    "build": "hugo",
    "build:preview": "hugo --baseURL \"${DEPLOY_PRIME_URL:-/}\" --buildDrafts --buildFuture",
    "start": "hugo server"
  "devDependencies": {
    "autoprefixer": "^10.2.5",
    "hugo-extended": "^0.83.1",
    "postcss": "^8.2.9",
    "postcss-cli": "^8.3.1"
  // ...
$ npm run start

Building sites …

                   | EN
  Pages            |  50
  Paginator pages  |   0
  Non-page files   | 138
  Static files     |  39
  Processed images |  63
  Aliases          |   0
  Sitemaps         |   1
  Cleaned          |   0

Built in 2361 ms
Serving pages from memory
Web Server is available at http://localhost:1313/ (bind address

via API:

const { execFile } = require('child_process');
const hugo = require('hugo-extended');

execFile(hugo, ['version'], (error, stdout) => {
  if (error) {
    throw error;




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Hugo is distributed under the Apache License 2.0.