A checklist when launching a blog like this

December 31, 2019

When you want to launch a blog website like this, you might want to use this checklist to make sure you have covered all features a blog should have.

  • Taxonomies. Use taxonomies to easily relate content to other blog posts. A taxonomy in this website are: tags and authors. The authors doesn't make sense in this site, but I might want to add external writers to my blog post or open source my blog for other persons or groups.
  • Open Graph. Add an Open Graph section to the header of your website. When you share the blog post on social media, it will get a nice text & image. This image is also used in the RSS feed.
  • Code highlighting. Hugo has the ability to include code including syntax highlighting. Stay tuned, a blog post on how to do this is coming up soon.
  • Cookies. Avoid any trouble by enabling a cookieconsent. I've used this one. It's easy to implement, and is not in your face.
  • RSS. Enable an RSS feed on your blog, so people can easily get notified when you publish a new blog post.

If you have any thoughts or ideas that are missing in this list, please let me know!

-Martijn

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