Using the Academic theme, I noticed the local search wasn’t working. This relies on accessing a JSON version of the site content, and a quick look in DevTools showed
index.json was being served as a
The fix, via StackOverflow, is to create a
Web.config file in the root of the site. Specifically, for Hugo, add a file
/static/Web.config with the following content:
<?xml version="1.0"?> <configuration> <system.webServer> <staticContent> <remove fileExtension=".json"/> <mimeMap fileExtension=".json" mimeType="application/json" /> </staticContent> </system.webServer> </configuration>
As an aside it’s worth noting that with this combination of technologies (plus Azure DevOps to do the CI/CD build) I could set up a good-looking internal-only comms site in under an hour. With such a light payload it could easily sit on an existing App Service Plan, so the marginal resource cost is zero.