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hugobot is a bot that automates the fetching and aggregation of content for Hugo data-driven websites. It has the following features:

Data fetch

  • Use the feeds table to register feeds that will be fetched periodically.
  • Currently, it can handle these types of feeds: RSS, Github Releases, Newsletters
  • To define your own feed types, implement the JobHandler interface (see handlers/handlers.go).
  • Hugobot automatically fetches new posts from the registered feeds.
  • The database uses Sqlite for storage. It has feeds and posts tables.
  • The scheduler can handle an unlimited number of tasks and uses leveldb for caching and resuming jobs.

Hugo export

  • Data is automatically exported to the configured Hugo website path.
  • It can export data as markdown files or json/toml data files.
  • You can customize all fields in the exported files.
  • You can define custom output formats by using the FormatHandler interface.
  • You can register custom filters and post-processing for exported posts to prevent altering the raw data stored in the database.
  • You can force data export using the CLI.


  • It uses gin-gonic as the web framework.
  • hugobot also includes a webserver API that can be used with Hugo Data Driven Mode.
  • You can insert and query data from the database. This feature is still a work in progress, but you can easily add the missing code on the API side to automate inserting and querying data from the database.
  • For example, it can be used to automate the generation of Bitcoin addresses for new articles on


  • Some commands are available through the CLI (, you can add your own custom commands.

Sqliteweb interface

  • See the Docker files for more information.

First time usage

  • The first time you run the program, it will automatically generate the database. You can add your feeds to the Sqlite database using your preferred Sqlite GUI.


  • We welcome pull requests. Our current priority is adding tests.
  • Check the TODO section.


  • Add tests.
  • Handle more feed formats: tweets, mailing-list emails ...
  • TLS support in the API (not a priority, can be done with a reverse proxy).