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Adding pages

Adding or editing a page in the component library

In this step-by-step guide you will create a new page called Breadcrumb navigation and compile it from a markdown text file to a HTML page in the component library.

To add a page to the component library on your local machine navigate open your editor or file manager and create a new markdown text file in folder /content/moodle/components/

└── content
    └── moodle
       └── components

Open the file in your favourite editor and start it with some metadata, we call this syntax frontmatter.

layout: docs
title: "Breadcrumb navigation"
date: 2020-03-02T10:13:29+01:00
draft: false

Make sure you add these characters --- before and after your metadata. You can change the title and date to match your document.

Run the component library Grunt task.

In your terminal run the command npm install and then grunt componentlibrary in your Moodle root folder. This will install all required resources and compile the componentlibrary pages. If you do not have npm installed on your system please visit to learn how to get a working setup.

The output should be similar to this:

Running "componentlibrary:docsBuild" task
Building sites …
                   | EN
  Pages            | 113
  Paginator pages  |   0
  Non-page files   |  18
  Static files     |  18
  Processed images |   0
  Aliases          |   7
  Sitemaps         |   1
  Cleaned          |   0

Total in 913 ms
Running "componentlibrary:cssBuild" task
Rendering Complete, saving .css file...
Wrote CSS to /var/www/repositories/cl_master/moodle/admin/tool/componentlibrary/hugo/dist/css/docs.css
Wrote Source Map to /var/www/repositories/cl_master/moodle/admin/tool/componentlibrary/hugo/dist/css/
Running "componentlibrary:indexBuild" task


The grunt watch task will pick up changes in the componentlibrary Markdown files and Scss files. So run grunt watch if you want to edit the pages.