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Grav Devtools Plugin

The devtools is a Grav Plugin that lets you quickly create a scaffolding for your new plugins and themes. The plugin provides CLI commands that allow for the quick and easy deployment of a sample scaffolding for your new plugin.

Installation

GPM Installation (Preferred)

The simplest way to install this plugin is via the Grav Package Manager (GPM). From the root of your Grav install type:

bin/gpm install devtools

Manual Installation

If for some reason you can't use GPM you can manually install this plugin. Download the zip version of this repository and unzip it under /your/site/grav/user/plugins. Then, rename the folder to devtools.

You should now have all the plugin files under

/your/site/grav/user/plugins/devtools

Configuration

By default, devtools will perform a check with the online gpm repository to ensure name-collision avoidance. If you wish to not perform this online check, change the devtools.yaml at user/config/plugins from collision_check: true to collision_check: false.

Usage

Plugin Scaffolding

To create a new plugin you simply need to run: bin/plugin devtools newplugin and fill in the few questions at the prompts:

> bin/plugin devtools newplugin
Enter Plugin Name: MyPlugin
Enter Plugin Description: My New Custom Plugin
Enter Developer Name: Johnny Rotten
Enter GitHub ID (can be blank): pretty-vacant
Enter Developer Email: johnny@rotten.com

SUCCESS plugin myplugin -> Created Successfully

Path: /home/johnnyr/webroot/grav-installation/user/plugins/myplugin

Theme Scaffolding

To create a new theme you simply need to run: bin/plugin devtools new-theme and fill in the few questions at the prompts:

> bin/plugin devtools newtheme
Enter Theme Name: MyTheme
Enter Theme Description: My New Custom Theme
Enter Developer Name: Johnny Rotten
Enter GitHub ID (can be blank): pretty-vacant
Enter Developer Email: johnny@rotten.com
Please choose a template type
  [pure-blank ] Basic Theme using Pure.css
  [inheritance] Inherit from another theme
  [copy       ] Copy another theme
 > pure-blank

SUCCESS theme mytheme -> Created Successfully

Path: /home/johnnyr/webroot/grav-installation/user/themes/mytheme

There are three template creation options

  1. pure-blank - This is a very basic blank theme that uses the Pure CSS framework
  2. inheritance - This creates a very basic template with minimal files that inherits a base theme. To find out more about theme inheritance, check out the subject in more details on the Grav Learn site.
  3. copy - This allows you to create a new theme based on an existing theme. This is the simplest way to get started with a new theme by using another theme as the basis.