An easy to way to implement search to your static site
If you want to add search functionality to your static website built with Hugo, Pagefind is a great option. It’s a client-side, fully static search library that can easily be integrated into your Hugo site.
To use Pagefind with Hugo, use a
Dockerfile-publish file or equivalent. The following command line instructions will index Pagefind and start the Hugo server:
npm_config_yes=true npx pagefind --source "public" --bundle-dir ../static/_pagefind
The second line (starting with
npm_config_yes) is the command to index Pagefind.
You can also add it the following command to your package.json file.
"search": "hugo && npm_config_yes=true npx pagefind --public \"public\""
Pagefind is a simple and effective way to add search functionality to your static Hugo site. Give it a try and see how it can enhance the user experience on your site.