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Component Library Backend

Creating new Pages

Pages for the component library are written in Markdown and a number of Hugo powered tools.

To add a page simply create a Markdown file in content/moodle/[foldername]/

Generating the HTML versions of the Markdown files

The HTML pages for this library are created in the docs/ folder of this plugin.

Please run npm install in the $moodleroot/admin/tools/componentlibrary folder to fetch all requirements for contributing to this library.

Once all requirements are installed you all you need to do is run npm run start to create the component library pages.

Location of Markdown files

└── content
    ├─ bootstrap
    └─ moodle

HTML output folder

├── docs

Page setup using the Hugo static site builder

If you have run npm install the hugo static site builder for creating this library is found in your node_modules folder.

The hugo config file can be found in /admin/tool/componentlibrary/config.yml

The HTML and CSS for the component library pages are found here:

└─── hugo
    ├── archetypes
    ├── dist
    ├── scss
    └─- site

archetypes are template markdown files used when creating a new hugo page.

dist CSS and JavaScript for use in Hugo pages

scss The SCSS used to generate the docs css for the Component Library.

site The page templates for hugo that include the left hand menu, navbar etc. And the templates to render example code shown in this component library.

Creating a new docs page

Run this command to create a new page called MYDOCSPAGE. Or simply copy one of the existing markdown files in the /content folder, rename it and start editing it.

./node_modules/hugo-bin/vendor/hugo new -k moodle moodle/testing/

Open your new docs page in your editor and start writing your page. When you are done run this command to see the results.

npm run start