The hugo buildpack applies to this sample app. Check out the overview to see more information about limitations and configuration options for the buildpack.

We provide a sample app using Hugo that you can deploy on App Platform.

To try it out, fork the Hugo GitHub repository to your account so that you have a copy of it stored to the cloud.

Then, create an app using your fork of this repo as the source. App Platform will inspect the code, automatically detect the kind of component to create, and use the correct buildpack to create and deploy a container. From there, you can push changes to your fork and see App Platform automatically re-deploy the update to your app.

The README file in the root of the sample app’s repository has full instructions on how to run this particular sample, including any configuration details you may need to adjust, how to make changes and instantly see them live, and lifecycle management information.


  • The default Hugo version is 0.78.0 (non-extended). To change the default Hugo version, set an environment variable named HUGO_VERSION to the desired version in the same format.
  • To use Hugo Extended, set an environment variable named HUGO_EXTENDED to 1.