staticman | 💪 User-generated content for Git-powered websites | Static Site Generator library

 by   eduardoboucas JavaScript Version: 3.0.0-beta.2 License: MIT

kandi X-RAY | staticman Summary

kandi X-RAY | staticman Summary

staticman is a JavaScript library typically used in Web Site, Static Site Generator, Jekyll applications. staticman has no bugs, it has no vulnerabilities, it has a Permissive License and it has medium support. You can install using 'npm i staticman' or download it from GitHub, npm.

Staticman is a Node.js application that receives user-generated content and uploads it as data files to a GitHub and/or GitLab repository. In practice, this allows you to have dynamic content (e.g. blog post comments) as part of a fully static website, as long as your site automatically deploys on every push to GitHub and/or GitLab, as seen on GitHub Pages, GitLab Pages, Netlify and others. It consists of a small web service that handles the POST requests from your forms, runs various forms of validation and manipulation defined by you and finally pushes them to your repository as data files. You can choose to enable moderation, which means files will be pushed to a separate branch and a pull request will be created for your approval, or disable it completely, meaning that files will be pushed to the main branch automatically. You can download and run the Staticman API on your own infrastructure. The easiest way to get a personal Staticman API instance up and running is to use the free tier of Heroku. If deploying to Heroku you can simply click the button below and enter your config variables directly into Heroku as environment variables.

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              staticman has a medium active ecosystem.
              It has 2304 star(s) with 496 fork(s). There are 41 watchers for this library.
              It had no major release in the last 12 months.
              There are 108 open issues and 168 have been closed. On average issues are closed in 43 days. There are 18 open pull requests and 0 closed requests.
              It has a neutral sentiment in the developer community.
              The latest version of staticman is 3.0.0-beta.2

            kandi-Quality Quality

              staticman has 0 bugs and 0 code smells.

            kandi-Security Security

              staticman has no vulnerabilities reported, and its dependent libraries have no vulnerabilities reported.
              staticman code analysis shows 0 unresolved vulnerabilities.
              There are 0 security hotspots that need review.

            kandi-License License

              staticman is licensed under the MIT License. This license is Permissive.
              Permissive licenses have the least restrictions, and you can use them in most projects.

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              staticman releases are available to install and integrate.
              Deployable package is available in npm.
              Installation instructions, examples and code snippets are available.
              staticman saves you 3 person hours of effort in developing the same functionality from scratch.
              It has 9 lines of code, 0 functions and 6 files.
              It has low code complexity. Code complexity directly impacts maintainability of the code.

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            Community Discussions


            How to change hyperlink color in github markdown
            Asked 2021-Mar-31 at 11:41

            I'm creating a webpage using markdown hosted by I really don't like the blue color of the hyperlink automatically generated by markdown and I'm wondering if it's possible to change it. More specifically, I'd like the text to stay black and the solid underline to become dashed underline. Here is a sample code:



            Answered 2021-Mar-31 at 11:41

            Since GitHub uses its own styling after it processes your markdown file, any custom stylings will be overwritten. However, in a broader case, you can always use HTML elements in your markdown files. Take this example:



            Determine repo and publishing source from GitHub Pages JavaScript
            Asked 2020-Jul-02 at 05:31

            I'm trying to achieve something in the vein of Staticman: a static website on GitHub Pages that can use javascript and the GitHub API in order to commit to the repository it is based on, thereby acting somewhat as though it were a non-static site.

            Accessing the underlying repository obviously requires the name of that repository. I could hard-code this, but that's not ideal, as I intend to fork/clone this repository, and I'd have to change that hard-code in each fork.

            So I want to know if there's some way for JavaScript in a GitHub Pages website to automatically determine which repository it's been built from. Or, alternatively, to use Jekyll to insert the repository name during the static site construction.



            Answered 2020-Jul-02 at 05:31

            You can do this with {{ site.github.repository_nwo }} to get / (name with owner) or {{ site.github.repository_name }} to get just . These Jekyll variables come from the Github Metadata plugin, which exists by default on Github Pages. The relevant part of the documentation is here.

            It seems like you might want the entire repository URL, which can be extracted using {{ site.github.repository_url }}. The plugin also provides {{ site.github.clone_url }} (repositoryURL + ".git") which is the URL from which you clone the repo if it were bare.



            How to filter staticman form submissions to relevant page in Gatsby
            Asked 2020-Apr-09 at 21:12

            I'm building a review site in Gatsby. My pages are created at build time from a remote API source.

            I've integrated Staticman with my Gatsby build I can successfully submit a form which is then stored in /src/data/review/property-[listing_id]/review-[listing_id]-[timestamp].yml

            The form submissions are yaml and I'm using gatsby-transformer-yaml with gatsby-source-filesystem to access the data through graphql.

            I can query the data easily enough using staticquery but this returns all the submissions.

            What I'm struggling with is to filter the submissions to the respective page ie the page where they were submitted.

            Using graphiql with this query I get back exactly the data I want but am unable to map over it I get 'Cannot read property 'edges' of undefined'.



            Answered 2020-Apr-09 at 21:12

            I looked into your repository, let me try to summarize what you've tried so far:

            1. You are creating property pages using in gatsby-node.js, passing a propertyId via context to your property.js page template
            2. In the property.js template, you're querying property data and its reviews using a Gatsby page query
            3. In the reviews.js component, you're rendering reviews based on the propertyId using the Gatsby useStaticQuery hook
            Fixing Cannot read property 'edges' of undefined

            Back to your question:

            Perhaps I'm approaching this the wrong way?

            Good news: your approach is fine!

            Using graphiql with this query I get back exactly the data I want but am unable to map over it I get 'Cannot read property 'edges' of undefined'.

            After looking at your code, I assume you're talking about these lines. Here's a simplified reproduction:



            How to use staticman with React (Gatsby)?
            Asked 2019-Mar-17 at 19:43

            As said here , staticman through their centralized API is not working due to having reached certain quotas

            As such, staticman is becoming a github app to extend these quotas, but there's still no official documentation to get it running.

            How is this made?



            Answered 2019-Mar-17 at 19:43

            Based on

            1. Create a github repository
            2. Install the staticman app in that repository, found here
            3. Create a configuration file staticman.yml in the root of the repository, look at the docs for configuration and at the repo

            Important, the name of the property of staticman.yml is comments:, this property is what goes to the direction of your repo. So, if you want to send the comments to your_repo/markdown/website_comments then your path in staticman.yml should be path: "markdown/website_comments"), but see below that your url does not refer to the folder structure but to the staticman.yml property

            1. Create a /markdown/website_comments folder in your repo (not really necessary, the folder structure will be created with the first comment)
            2. Create a form, I've done it with forms provided by



            POST a form to an API with React
            Asked 2019-Jan-21 at 14:57

            I use Staticman ( for comments on my Gatsby ( site.

            I've been using a classic HTML form with method="POST" and action="" parameter, as this is what Staticman expects (docs).

            However I'd like to make this more "React", and I've changed the form action to a handleSumbit() function:



            Answered 2019-Jan-20 at 22:00

            I'd rebuild that POST data from your component state using something like the query-string package. Not sure on the specifics of staticman, but I presume you have form values in your react component's state so you could do something like:



            How to dynamically assign _data variable?
            Asked 2018-Nov-22 at 14:13

            I'm using staticman to enable comments on my blog. It puts the comments in the _data folder. My folder structure then looks like this:



            Answered 2018-Nov-22 at 14:13

            Solved the problem!

            The issue is when the folder does not exist. I circumvent this by moving the sort filter:


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            Install staticman

            NOTE: The below steps are not required if deploying to Heroku. To deploy to Heroku, click the above deploy button and enter your configuration variables in the Heroku Dashboard. Each environment, determined by the NODE_ENV environment variable, requires its own configuration file. When you're ready to push your Staticman API live, create a config.production.json file before deploying. Check this guide if you're using Docker.
            Clone the repository and install the dependencies via npm. git clone cd staticman npm install
            Create a development config file from the sample file. cp config.sample.json config.development.json
            Edit the newly-created config file with your GitHub and/or GitLab access token, SSH private key and the port to run the server. Click here for the list of available configuration parameters.
            Start the server. npm start
            Staticman runs as a bot using a GitHub and/or GitLab account, as opposed to accessing your account using the traditional OAuth flow. This means that you can give it access to just the repositories you're planning on using it on, instead of exposing all your repositories.


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