README, template: add more links

Move the README to so Gerrit can render it; currently
Gerrit only renders files named exactly "" (for example at

Add more links to the README explaining how to file issues,
how to submit code changes, where to download the code to and
how to get it. Hopefully this should help people who go to or
figure out how to get started with development.

Add a link in the footer to the source code for the blog, so people
know where to find it.

Updates golang/go#21038.
Updates golang/go#21034.

Change-Id: Ie378cf2aa42f56485b5d5c9a943f5b9957d96371
Reviewed-by: Russ Cox <>
3 files changed
tree: de74b7b258abf34f1c702110f990ece9a59d3b57
  1. .gitattributes
  2. .gitignore
  9. app.yaml
  10. blog/
  11. codereview.cfg
  12. content/
  13. static/
  14. support/
  15. template/

Go Blog

This repository holds the Go Blog server code and content.


The easiest way to install is to run go get -u You can also manually git clone the repository to $GOPATH/src/

Running Locally

To run the blog server locally:

go build -o blog.exe ./blog

and then visit http://localhost:8080/ in your browser.

Note that blog.exe caches all content and you must kill it (Ctrl-C on Unix systems) and restart it after editing any files to view changes.


Articles on the blog should have broad interest to the Go community, and are mainly written by Go contributors. We encourage you to share your experiences using Go on your own website, and to share them with the Go community. Hugo is a static site server written in Go that makes it easy to write and share your stories.

Report Issues / Send Patches

This repository uses Gerrit for code changes. To learn how to submit changes to this repository, see

The main issue tracker for the blog is located at Prefix your issue with “blog:” in the subject line, so it is easy to find.