Hugo Static for Migration
Use Hugo static section to handle migration from other platform such as Ghost or WordPress.
I have multiple posts about using mod_rewrite / redirect in various web servers to handle difference in base usr when migrating from one blog platform to another.
But what about /index.php and /index.php/tag(from WordPress) or /tag(from Ghost). They are generating lot of 404 in web server log.
|Old URL||New URL|
Use Hugo /static/
You can create web server rules to handle them. But that is another 2 or 4 rules, depending on web server used and other rules already in place. And yes, they may conflict each other!
Luckily with Hugo there is a simpler solution then fiddling with web server rules. Your Hugo site directory tree should look similar to below:
Inside the static directory, create directory index.php:
/index.php/tag/ and /tag/
Inside the static directory, create directory index.php/tag and tag:
Create index.php/tag/index.html and tag/index.html:
The static will be deployed into your public folder automatically when compiling the site. No web server rules required. This removes another layer of web server dependency from your site.