Adding Blog Posts

Learn how to add blog posts to your site.

We can add your website's blog posts within the _posts folder.


Before writing a blog post, we have to define the post's collection. We use collections to organize our blog posts by their category.

For example, your blog could have collections such as changelog, announcements, tutorials, etc.

MakerKit generates every collection with its page, listing all the articles associated with it.

To change a collection page, please change the file src/pages/blog/[collection].ts.

Adding collections

Let's see how we can define a collection in Typescript:

interface Collection { name: string; // image logo?: string; emoji?: string; }

As you can see, the only required property to create a collection is a name. You can also attach an image or a simple emoji for each collection.

A collection can be simply the following file:

{ "name":"Changelog" }

Writing a Blog Post

The interface of a blog post is the following:

interface Post { title: string; excerpt: string; date: string; live: boolean; tags?: string[]; coverImage?: string; ogImage?: { url: string; }; author?: { name: string; picture: string; url: string; }; canonical?: string; }

These values can be defined in MDX files using the frontmatter, for example:

--- title: An Awesome Post title except: "Write here a short description for your blog post" collection: changelog.json date: '2022-01-05' live: true coverImage: '/assets/images/posts/announcement.webp' tags: - changelog ---

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