Now using Netlify CMS!

A bit of a geeky post about the software that powers

Screenshot of Netlify CMS screen on
Netlify CMS working on – note Blog and Status categories

With my web designer/developer hat on, I built the Forest Garden Wales website using an amazing static site generator called Hugo, with my own socially-aware starter theme called Indiego. Static site generators simply(sic) generate static pages without the complexity of a database. The plus points are speed, simplicity and price (for more advantages, see this Netlify article).

The downside is that they can be daunting for a non-developer, with lots of editing text and terminals. The good folk at Netlify have made a lovely User Interface called NetlifyCMS that eases the workflow for non-developer people.

I would like to see a similar User Interface for the installation process, so that setting up a new website is as easy as WordPress.

If you’d like to dig around the source code for, it’s available on GitHub:

A big thank you to Netlify for such a cool tool 👍 😄

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