Automatically setting 'lastmod' in Hugo pages with Git modification date

Following my recent SEO issues , I’m actively exploring ways to bolster my website’s ranking. One aspect I’m keen to address is expediting Search Engine indexing for pages that have been altered or updated. This is precisely the purpose of Sitemaps, a feature fully supported by Hugo1. However, there’s a limitation in how Hugo handles this by default. It sets the lastmod parameter to either the page’s creation time or the last build time....

2024-03-24 · 2 min · timor
[Cloudflare Pages](https://pages.cloudflare.com) and [Hugo](https://gohugo.io)

Optimizing Hugo static site redirects with Cloudflare Pages

I used to utilize GitHub Pages to serve static content for my blog. I secured it behind Cloudflare to employ a custom domain and automate HTTPS certificate management. Additionally, I utilized a few Page Rules to implement redirects: From www.* to non-www, From HTTP to HTTPS, And for some SEO renaming. Unfortunately, in the Free plan from Cloudflare, you are limited to: 3 Page Rules (with simple glob matching), 10 Transformation Rules (no regex rules), 10 Redirect Rules (no regex)....

2024-03-04 · 3 min · timor

Maximizing page performance and security with Cloudflare tuning

Info I use free tier of Cloudflare and all recommendations assume only those are available. Why to cache statically generated blog? My Blog is statically generated website served from Github Pages  external link . As Github don’t allow to easily set my own domain (at least in free version), I needed some kind of proxy that: can serve page from my domain, will provide valid certificate for HTTPS. Info...

2024-01-11 · 8 min · timor

Prepare for DoS like Cloudflare do

I watched nice presentation about how Cloudflare protects itself against DoS. Most of us are not able to do that exactly like them but some of tips were general enough to be used on typical web front server. I took notes from this presentation and presented here. Thanks to Marek agreement I also reposted all examples (in easier to copy paste way). Howto prepare against ACK/FIN/RST/X-mas flood Use conntrack rule:...

2016-02-05 · 4 min · timor