In SvelteKit the blog pages must be in a
blog folder (or
post, or any other name). The post url will look something like:
Instead I prefer a simpler url:
Partly because I write a few posts, partly for personal taste. I know that it is not a widespread practice but mine sine qua non condition to switch from Jekyll to Svelte is the possibility of use the same url structure.
There is another important condition: I want to keep post images in the same folder with the
.md file. I prefer to keep everything together, it makes my life easier when I write.
I had to search a bit, but combining various pieces and trying and trying again I managed to get something working.
Before starting a few links:
- Building a Better Svelte Data Flow: it’s for Sapper but still useful
- Vite - Glob Import
- Sveltekit Markdown Blog
The trick is to “map” all blog posts and keep them as “modules”. Then I use Vite to dynamically import the modules into the blog. To test I don’t create a new repository. I continue modifying the MEMENTO SvelteKit & GitHub Pages: I add a
src/news folder to insert the various posts.
I use a structure similar to the one I will need in my blog. So the posts will be divided by year but not by month. Each post will stay in a folder whose first few characters represent the publication date. Inside the folder I will put the images I will need and an
index.md file with the post. I think in the future I will have to add the ability to use markdown files with other names. That’s enough for the moment.
Every post will be in a path similar to:
Also, I want to index the various posts. I change the
First, I need the list of all markdown files contained in the
news folder. I use a function of Vite,
With this code I get all the
md files as modules. Then I go through every post I’ve just found and I extract some data
I need the post module
And I need the metadatas (extracted from the markdown frontmatter):
I put all in an array (
body = ). Then I pass
body to the page with a
Now I add the html side in
I can also play with frontmatter. I can use the folder name if I don’t define a slug in the frontmatter. I extract the name of the folder minus the date:
Then I define the helper function:
And I change the html code:
Once I fix the home page, I have to understand how to access the various posts using a simplified slug. I need a dynamic parameter. So I create the
I have to import the various posts. But this time I also import the modules of the various posts:
Now I filter the various posts to extract what I want to show:
The component itself is very simple:
After that, I can build the static site with:
npm run build
Now I can upload to GitHub:
npm run deploy
That’s all for today. The code is available on GitHub:
The blog is visible at the address: el3um4s.github.io/memento-sveltekit-and-github-pages.
And this is my Patreon: