A few months ago I wrote about this blog’s “slugifying workflow” and how it works. However, I’ll be honest, it’s still quite shameful how manual the whole thing is. I mean, it still requires will to manually add properties and paste the value there. It should be done automatically for you if you consider that this is inside GNU Emacs!
I wish I could write a whole blog post about the adventure of finding out the pieces I had to put together, but it was way easier than I expected.
(defun gluer/slugify-hugo-heading () "Gets the current heading title, slugifies it and sets the `EXPORT_FILE_NAME` and `EXPORT_HUGO_SLUG` properties with its value." (interactive) (let* ((title (org-entry-get nil "ITEM")) (slug (org-hugo-slug title))) (org-entry-put nil "EXPORT_FILE_NAME" slug) (org-entry-put nil "EXPORT_HUGO_SLUG" slug) (message "Successfully added '%s' slug." slug)))
In order to run this, you just need to press
M-x gluer/slugify-hugo-heading at the level you want to add the
properties (usually the top heading of your post).
For instance, this same article you are reading looks like this:
** Automating ox-hugo slugs even more :emacs: :PROPERTIES: :EXPORT_FILE_NAME: automating-ox-hugo-slugs-even-more :EXPORT_HUGO_SLUG: automating-ox-hugo-slugs-even-more :END: