Zola deploy with GitHub Actions

Posted 2023-03-15 15:00:00 by sanyi ‐ 2 min read

Second try on automatic deployment of Zola based blog to Cloudflare Pages

I found a bug in Zola preventing me from using the full text search index on the hungarian version of my blog. So I patched elasticlunr-rs and Zola to support the hungarian language:

and created a custom Zola docker image based on this version: ghcr.io/sapati/zola:v0.17.1-hu

In the first post I used a workaround to deploy to Cloudflare Pages: I did run the zola command locally on my machine and pushed the resulting public directory to GitHub as well. This way Cloudflare could simply pull the public directory from my repository.

Now I switched to a GitHub Actions based solution, and disabled the automatic deployment on Cloudflare Pages:

name: deploy

    branches: [master]

    runs-on: ubuntu-latest

      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v2

      - name: Run zola build
        run: docker run -v ${{ github.workspace }}:/app ghcr.io/sapati/zola:v0.17.1-hu -r app build

      - name: Deploy to Cloudflare Workers with Wrangler
        uses: cloudflare/[email protected]
          apiToken: ${{ secrets.CLOUDFLARE_TOKEN }}
          command: pages publish public --project-name my-projects-name

The zola build step starts my custom zola image, mounts the source code as a volume into the app directory and runs zola with -r app build parameters to build the project.

The next step uses Cloudflare's wrangler utility to upload the site to Cloudflare Pages.

zola github github-actions cloudflare wrangler