A static registry (loads pages from static files) for thecodingmachine/cms-interfaces.
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Last update: 2020-11-06 15:11:46 UTC
Load pages/blocks/themes from static files in your repository.
This package can ban used with the CMS interfaces to build a full-featured PSR-7 CMS.
Most CMSes out there store content of HTML pages in databases. While there are a number of advantages to do so, this also comes with some drawbacks:
This package is a "file store". It proposes to store files, blocks, themes, etc... into static files instead.
Files have a number of advantages over databases:
- They can be committed in your code repository
- Therefore, it is easy to migrate content from a test environment to a production environment (content is part of your code)
- It is also easy to keep track of history (using your favorite VCS like GIT)
- You can easily work as a team on some content and use branching and merging capability of your VCS to manage content
Of course, this is no silver bullet and using a database to store content can make a great deal of sense. But for content that is mostly administered by a technical team, storing content in files instead of a database is a breeze of fresh air.
Your website will typically be stored in directory of your project.
The default proposed directory structure is:
A page is... well... it's a page of your website! Pages can be:
- in HTML (if the extension is
- in Markdown (if the extension is
Pages come with a YAML frontmatter.
Here is a sample page:
--- url: hello/world website : example.com lang : fr title : foo theme : foo_theme meta_title : bar meta_description : baz menu : menu 1 / menu 2 / menu 3 menu_order : 1 --- <h1>Hello world!</h1>
The YAML frontmatter MUST be surrounded by
Parameters of the YAML Frontmatter:
|url||Yes||The URL of the page. It contains only the path. For instance:
|website||No||The domain name of the page. For instance: example.com|
|lang||Yes||The language of the page, on 2 characters. For instance: "en", "fr"...|
|title||Yes||The title of the page (goes into the <title> HTML tag|
|theme||No||The theme (or sub-theme) of the page (more about themes below)|
|id||No||A unique ID for the page|
|menu||No||The menu item. The path to the menu item is separated by '/'. For instance: 'Products / Food / Bananas'|
|menu_order||No||The priority of the menu item|
|menu_css_class||No||An optional CSS class to be applied to the menu item|
|meta_title||No||The title <meta> tag|
|meta_description||No||The description <meta> tag|
|theme||No||The theme to be used for this page|
|template||No||The path to the Twig template applied for this page. Relative to the theme root directory. For instance: "blog.twig"|
|context||No||An array of values passed to fill the Twig template.|
|inherits||No||A reference to a YAML file that contains default values for the page. For instance: "../page_defaults.yml"|
TODO: continue documentation