Working in this field, I often have developer friends reach out to me with questions about e-commerce projects.
I was talking with one of them last week. He seemed a bit distressed:
“I have this client that is asking for the moon in terms of performance for his online store. I really don’t know how I can meet his expectations.”
I sat there and smiled back at him because I knew the answer to his problem right away.
Many factors will influence your choice of stack for e-commerce. But, when speed is the main one, look no further than Hugo.
This conversation inspired me to dig up our old Hugo e-commerce demo and to give it a fresh twist, so here I am.
Here’s what I’ll do in the tutorial below:
- Create a Hugo website
- Add e-commerce functionalities with Snipcart
- Pair the static site to a CMS (Forestry)
- Deploy on Netlify
First, let’s see what Hugo has been up to since our last visit.
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