Based on a few questions on how to setup an environment to edit content using Hugo, here’s a few simple steps to follow if you want a quick and easy way to do it. Keep in mind, the beauty of using Hugo is that you are free to use any text editor you like.
This is not the only way to do it but this will get you there fast if you don’t have anything setup yet.
Git for Windows is also installed and setup. This is an optional step but it’s highly recommended if you want to track your edit history.
Download and install Visual Studio Code. Once done, launch the editor.
Download the following Visual Studio Code extensions to help you [Markdown Shortcuts, Better TOML, Git History]. While this step is optional, it will help to speed up your workflow in creating/editing your static site.
Once you created your Hugo workspace, open the folder from Visual Studio Code.
That’s about it and you’re ready to create your Hugo static site.
When you’re ready to publish the site, check out the post below if you’re thinking about hosting it on an IIS server.