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Cornell PL WWW

Website for the Cornell Programming Languages group.

The website is automatically deployed using Github actions. Contact Rachit or Adrian if there are issues.

Pre-requisites

The website is generated by the Hugo website generator and uses the Academic theme. The theme is stored as a submodule under themes/academic/.

  1. Recursively clone the repository:

    git clone --recurse-submodules https://github.com/cornell-pl/pl.cs.cornell.edu.git
    
  2. Install Go (ver >= 0.49.2) and Hugo (ver >= 1.11 && ver <= 49.2). Note: The website will not build with newer versions of Hugo.

  3. Run hugo server -w to generate the website locally.

Adding news items

In two easy steps!

  1. Edit the news file using one of the formats.
  2. If you don't have write access, create a pull request and tag @rachitnigam. If you do, just merge! The website automatically rebuilds and redeploys on each push.

PLDG

To create a new PLDG page type:

hugo new pldg/<semester>.md

where <semester> is of the form 2019fa.

Next, edit the file generated in content/pldg/<semester>.md and update the link in config.toml for pldg to point to the latest webpage.

Content Mangement

Most of the content is stored under /content/home.

  • about.md: Content for the about widget.
  • news.md: Latest news about the group. To add a new news item, use the format from the other items. Since the [[news]] list is order, make sure that the item is added to the top.
  • faculty.md, students.md, alumni.md...: Content for various groups of members.

Styling

The styling templates are stored under layouts/. Hugo uses a priority-based override method for determining which template to use. By default, it uses the template from theme/academic/layouts unless there is another template of the same name (and directory structure) in layout/.

For example, if you want to override the styling in theme/academic/layout/foo/bar.html, simply copy it to layout/foo/bar.html and add your changes.

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