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Markaround

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Markaround is a PHP library for interacting with directories of Markdown files as if they were a read only database, and imitates the syntax of Eloquent ORM from Laravel.

The purpose of this is to make it super easy to create blogs and document readers in PHP with no database, using directories of markdown files instead.

Bootstrapping

Creating a new instance: <?php

$config = [
    'default_path' => 'path/to/markdown/files'
];

$markaround = Jamesflight\Markaround\Factory::create($config);

Usage

Saving Markdown files:

Markdown files should be saved with one of the following naming conventions:

File retrievable by slug:

file-slug.md

File retrievable by id:

01_.md

File retrievable by date:

2001-01-01.md

These can be combined in any combination, in the order id, date, slug:

01_2001-01-01-file-slug.md

01_file-slug.md

2001-01-01-file-slug.md

Retrieving files:

Retrieving all files:

$posts = $markaround->all();

Retrieving a file by id:

$posts = $markaround->find(1);
$posts = $markaround->findOrFail(1); // Throws a MarkdownFileNotFoundException if not found

Retrieving files by date

Note: any valid PHP datetime format can be used.

$posts = $markaround->where('date', '1st January 2015')->get();

Retrieving files by slug

$posts = $markaround->where('slug', 'file-slug')->get();

Retrieving the first entry from the result collection

$post = $markaround->where('date', '1st January 2015')->first();
$post = $markaround->where('date', '1st January 2015')->firstOrFail(); // Throws a MarkdownFileNotFoundException if not found

Retrieving where one condition or another is true

$post = $markaround->where('id', 1)
            ->orWhere('id', 2)
            ->get();

Comparison operators

You can provide a comparison operator as the second argument in a where (or orWhere) query:

$posts = $markaround->where('id', '=', 1)->first();

Available operators are:

Equal to: =

Not equal to: !=

Less than: <

Greater than: >

Greater than or equal to: >=

Less than or equal to: <=

Here are some examples of their use:

$posts = $markaround->where('id', '!=', 1)->get();
$posts = $markaround->where('date', '>=', '1st January 2015')->get();

Custom Fields

At the top of each markdown file, you have the option of adding extra fields using YAML that you can also query by:

---
foofield: foo
barfield: bar
---
Markdown goes here

Supplying these custom fields allows for the following:

$posts = $markdown->where('foofield', '=', 'foo')->first();
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