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As mentioned earlier, I’m now running a Hugo static site generator. It’s going great so far so I decided to install a CMS as phase 2.

The open-source CMS I’m running is built by Forestry. And it only took a little tinkering to get the template configuration solved.

Site import and config was easy. But I spent an hour or so trying to build a new Post template from scratch (which I almost got completed) before I came across a paragraph in their docs detailing how I could find an existing post and create a new template from it.

So boom! I found my old starter template with detailed field names, filled in the default values, did a couple slight tweaks. Now that Post template is available as a starter for all posts going forward - including this one - with the push of a button.

Turns out all I had to do was RTFM.

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