Welcome to GloriaJS

Documentation website for gloria

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gloria is spanish for glory, also the name of my mom and the name was available in npm

This project aims to be a substitute for jekyll, to help you create static websites without depending on ruby.

WARNING: this is a work in progress it only has access to a very limited set of features, and support can be dropped in any moment.


Use npm to install.

npm install -g gloria


Now gloria is globally installed in your computer, and you can run commands like gloria --version to retrieve the version.


The file _config.yml has some important information about your site in Yamlformat.

Only two values are required, name and location. The default file looks something like this:

name: sampleblog
location: sampleblog
layout: default
author: 'david silva'
description: 'Sample site created with gloria'
version: 1.0.0
You can add any amount of data here and it will be available for you in the templates as properties of site. Look in the template documentation for more info.


The following commands are available to use


gloria init [name]

Will create a new project in a specified folder.

Options can be passed in the command like --name=myBlog or given in the interactive prompt.


gloria build [dest] --clear=false

Builds the site into the desired destination. By default it will use a folder name 'site' in the root directory of the project. It won't build to a parent folder. The command will fail if _config.yml is invalid or not present.

If clear equals true it will empty the destination directory before processing and copying content to it.

Any amount of key-value pairs can be passed to the build command, like title='A New Adventure and they will be available to use in your templates as properties of args.


Will spawn a web server to allow access to the built files, using the provided dest argument, or the one stored in the site configuration.


gloria --help

Will provide a list of commands and options available.


Templates are html or markdown files, they are interpreted with handlebars.

There are three main objects you can access on your template, site has access to the properties specified in _config.yml. page has access to the properties specified in the header of the page, and args has access to the arguments given to the command build.


A layout file is used to have a structure common to different pages, for example a navigation menu, header, css includes, scripts, etc.

The name of the layout will be the name of the file, by default default.html is included, additional files included in the _layout folder will be used. If no layout exists or is especified the file will be rendered on its own.

The main thing that templates require is {{{page.content}}} that will get replaced with the actual content of the page.


Include files, or also known as partials, are files that can be included in your content or layouts, they can be useful to reuse snippets like a head element, or a share button.

Any amount of partials and includes can exists, in the _includes folder, they are named as their file name, and they can be used like this {{> head}}. Data will be interpolated there as expected.


Every page can have additional attributes that will be accessible to it, the layout or the includes.

The additional attributes should be included in the beginning of the file in the following format, use three dashes in the first line of the file, and add any key pair of attributes using the Yaml syntax, and finish with three dashes. Like this: `

This change allows accessing variables defined in layouts' and includes' frontmatters. This could be achieved through the following syntax. for accessing layout variables or for accessing includes' (hbs partials) variables. head here is the name of the include. g (short for gloria) acts as a namespace to avoid collision between common variable names like 'title' or 'description'.

title: About us 
url: /about 


There's no layouts or including other files yet.

Roadmap, also includes having access to other pages, to be able to loop in blog posts, or read categories for example.


You can use any service that lets you host HTML or static sites. The quickest ones to get working are github pages and firebase.

Firebase instructions

Create a firebase account and a project, then run firebase init on your root folder and follow the instructions. When prompted what folder to use, chose your destination folder.

Github pages instructions

The best option to use github pages is to build your site to a folder called docs, push to a repo, and then select that folder in the github-pages configuration for that repo.


We are creating a contributing guide, find more information here.


I'm currently using:

node v6.4.0
npm 3.10.3

Try upgrading your version of node and run yarn again. Or open an issue describing your problem.