Creating a Newsletter for your Hugo Blog

Hugo is a static site generator that's perfect for blogs. But there is no built-in way to send newsletters to your subscribers.

In this guide, we'll show you how to add a newsletter to your Hugo blog using RssFeedPulse.

What is an RSS feed?

An RSS Feed is a standard XML file listing a website’s content in a subscribable format, allowing readers to consume your content in news aggregators, also called feed reader apps.

Think of it as a syndicated distribution channel for your site’s content.

And RSS can be used by RssFeedPulse to send newsletters to your subscribers.

Create your feed

Enabling RSS in Hugo is quite straightforward. Add RSS to the output>home section:

outputs:
  home:
  - html
  - rss

The full documentation can be found here

Once you have your feed, you can move to the next step.

You're now ready to create a newsletter with RssFeedPulse.

Create a campaign in RssFeedPulse

To create a campaign in RssFeedPulse, you need to have an account. If you don't have one yet, you can create one here.

Once you have an account, you can create a new campaign by clicking on the "New campaign" button in the dashboard.

On the field "Feed Url", you need to enter the URL of your feed. In this case, it would be something like "https://example.org/index.xml".

Create a form to collect subscribers

To collect subscribers, you need to create a form and add it to your blog.

In RssFeedPulse, you can create you own form and customize it to match your blog's design.

Create this form on your blog and start collecting subscribers.