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Should I start with academic or academic kickstart?

June 1, 2020 at 1:18pm

Should I start with academic or academic kickstart?

June 1, 2020 at 1:18pm
The academic-kickstart seems to suit me and even hugo-academic installation instructions say clone academic-kickstart repo. But what about updates? Hugo-academic has releases so I could take v4.8 and upgrade to next version instead of taking whatever is in the master branch any given day. The kicskstart repo doesn't seem to follow this logic and there is only master branch.
Are hugo-academic + things under exampleSite same as academic-kickstart? Why it is recommended to clone kickstart repo?

June 2, 2020 at 6:59pm
You need both. I'll tell you what worked for me. When you actually look into the academic-kickstart-master/theme/academic folder you'll find it empty so you basically need to put the hugo-academic-master (you can change its name to academic and delete the empty folder) into themes/academic folder. It won't work otherwise. Also, you have to edit the config.toml file that is in your root directory by copying the content from themes/academic/exampleSite/config/_default/config.toml file. You can view your website now using hugo server -D .Hope it helps!
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June 4, 2020 at 3:26pm
Thanks for your reply. Unfortunately it doesn't really answer my question. There are two ways to use hugo academic: a) clone hugo academic repo in which case you can upgrade to stable version. b) clone academic-kickstart repo in which case your upgrade takes always latest from master (which might be between versions). I'm just wondering why the option b is recommended.
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