Deploying to github pages is not as easy as I thought. I tried several things for building a Github Action workflow, however this is only meant for actions related to the repository in question.
In the end, I follow the approach as mentioned on the Hugo website with a local script. I have pimped it by fetching the latest commit message and the use this message for committing the changes in the generated site.
#!/bin/sh # If a command fails then the deploy stops set -e printf "\033[0;32mDeploying updates to GitHub...\033[0m\n" printf "\033[0;32mGetting last commit message...\033[0m\n" commsg="$(git log -1 --pretty=%B)" # Build the project. printf "\033[0;32mBuilding the site...\033[0m\n" hugo # if using a theme, replace with `hugo -t <YOURTHEME>` # Go To Public folder cd pieterjd.github.io # Add changes to git. git add . # Commit changes. git commit -m "$commsg" # Push source and build repos. git push origin master