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Grails Website

Build Status

This project builds the Grails website. A static website build with Gradle. It uses a Gradle Plugin whose sources can be found at buildSrc.

Gradle tasks use grails group.

You can get more info by running:

  % ./gradlew tasks --group=grails
 > Task :tasks
 Tasks runnable from root project
 Grails tasks
 buildGuides - Build guides website - generates guides pages, copies assets and generates a sitemap
 copyAssets - Copies css, js, fonts and images from the assets folder to the dist folder
 genDocs - Generates documentation HTML page - build/temp/documentation.html
 genFaq - Generates FAQ HTML - build/temp/faq.html 
 genGuides - Generates guides home, tags and categories HTML pages - build/temp/index.html
 genProfiles - Generates profiles HTML page - build/temp/profiles.html
 genSitemap - Generates build/dist/sitemap.xml with every page in the site
 renderBlog - Renders Markdown posts (posts/*.md) into HTML pages (dist/blog/*.html). It generates tag pages. Generates RSS feed. Posts with future dates are not generated.
 renderSite - Build Micronaut website - generates pages with HTML entries in pages and build/temp, renders blog and RSS feed, copies assets and generates a sitemap
 To see all tasks and more detail, run gradlew tasks --all
 To see more detail about a task, run gradlew help --task <task>
 1 actionable task: 1 executed

Generating the MAIN site

./gradlew build --console=plain

The output can be found in the build/dist directory.

Generating the GUIDES site

./gradlew buildGuide --console=plain

The output can be found in the build/dist directory.

Running the website locally

The easiest way to work locally is to generate the site and setup your Webserver to serve build/dist.

For example with MAMP:

You can also use Python to serve the directory:

python3 -m http.server 8080 --directory build/dist

Blog Posts

Posts Location

Write blog posts in markdown at posts folder.

Blog post Metadata

A post supports metadata at the beginning of the document. You can use it store information (title, description, publication date) about your blog posts.

Metadata must be separated from the rest of the document by three dashes.

You can use the metadata in the text by putting it in brackets adding a % sign.

A typical blog post will look like:

title: Deploying Grails 3.1 Applications to JBoss 6.4 EAP
date: May 26, 2016   
description: Learn necessary configuration differences to deploy Grails 3.1 applications to JBoss 6.4 EAP
author: Graeme Rocher
image: 2016-05-26.jpg

# [%title]



We had [previously]( described how to deploy Grails 3.1 applications to WildFly 10, which is where all of the "cutting edge" work happens in the JBoss world.

The process to deploy Grails 3.1 applications to JBoss 6.4 EAP is largely similar, with some minor configuration differences.

Text Expander snippets

If you write often to Micronaut's blog, we recommend you to create a Text Expander snippet:

Title Metadata

title tag is used as the window title, the card title, blog post main header and also in twitter cards.

Description Metadata

Description metadata is used as HTML meta description tag, and in twitter cards.

Date Metadata

Date is used to for publication date. It is used to order to blog posts. It is displayed in the UI and in the RSS feed.

Date can be expressed in MMM d, yyyy

date: April 9, 2020  

or MMM d, yyyy HH:mm

date: April 9, 2020 09:00

To Schedule tasks use a date in the future. Github Action runs daily and will publish scheduled posts.

Blog post background

For Blog post background images usage image metadata.

image: 2018-05-23.jpg

Place the images at assets/bgimages


To add tags just preffix them with #:


Tags: #angular

Webinars on-demand recordings should be tagged with webinar

Release announcements should be tagged with release.

Check the list of tags and try to reuse them.

Code Highlighting

If your blog post, contains code samples add the following metadata:

CSS: [%url]/stylesheets/prism.css
JAVASCRIPT: [%url]/javascripts/prism.js

# [%title]


Use the video metadata to embed a Video.

Currently, the plugin supports youtube videos. Use a link which starts with such as


title: JSON Views 
date: April 1, 2016   
description: Jeff Scott Brown uses music examples to probe JSON views.
author: Jeff Scott Brown
image: 2016-04-01-2.jpg

# [%title]





Assets (Fonts, Stylesheets, Images, Javascripts)

Assets used in the website can be found under assets.

What to change when a new release is published.

Please, modify conf/releases.yml