Your documentation helper is here. Meet Hugo.

Write better content faster with Hugo, an open source documentation platform.

What is Hugo?

Hugo is an open source component content management system (CCMS). It solves the problem of providing a collaborative environment to author, maintain and publish software documentation for projects using DocBook XML.

Hugo is based on a fork of the PressGang CCMS project, first created by a small team of technical writers inside of Red Hat's former documentation headquarters of sunny Brisbane, Australia. From prototype to production, PressGang came to power the majority of the company's global software documentation.

Those lessons now fuel the next wave of experimentation, as the team have all moved on to new challenges but maintain an alumni that underpins even this committment to extend the internal learnings into the community. That means Hugo. And that includes you.

Let's build Hugo together

We're just getting started and you're all invited.

We have just forked the community repos and are building a community team to help manage the project, as well as create the resources required to make additional development as easy as possible. This is a great opportunity to get involved with a team of open source industry veterans as we taking a beginner's mind to the art and opportunity of building something great together.

The Hugo project is kindly supported by the team at Corilla, a techcomms startup currently based in Paris, France, and includes members of the original PressGang CCMS project. If you would like to get involved, learn more, or support or project, please don't hesitate to get in touch!

Helping Hugo?

We're a work in progress, so let's get started. Drop us a line to help, or jump right in and fork that repo.