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This core theme includes a Photo type that you can use to build a photography site. It includes no styles.


Step 1: In the root of your Gatsby site, run the following command:

yarn add @arshad/gatsby-theme-photo-core

Step 2: Enable it in gatsby-config.js

// gatsby-config.js
  plugins: [

Theme options

Key Default value Description
contentPath content/photos Location of your photos
basePath /photography Root url for all photo posts
photosPerPage 9 Number of photos to show per page for pagination
pageTitle Photography The title for the photos page. Leave blank for no title
pageExcerpt null The excerpt for the photos page. Leave blank for no excerpt

Example usage

// gatsby-config.js
  plugins: [
      resolve: `@arshad/gatsby-theme-photo-core`,
      options: {
        basePath: `/photos`,
        photosPerPage: 10,

Data models


type Photo implements Node @dontInfer {
  id: ID!
  title: String!
  date: Date! @dateformat
  image: File @fileByRelativePath
  excerpt(pruneLength: Int = 150): String
  slug: String!
  body: String!


Place your photos inside content/photos as follows:

  ├── content
  │   └── photos
  │       └── photo-1
  │           ├── photo.jpg
  │           └── index.mdx
  ├── node_modules
  ├── gatsby-config.js
  └── package.json
# site/content/photos/photo-1/index.mdx


title: Proident enim aliqua
date: 2019-10-11
excerpt: Consequat consectetur mollit commodo nisi reprehent velit aliqua quis nisi laborum.
image: ./photo.jpg


Et aliquip labore id minim adipisicing excepteur labore in ex deserunt duis quis cillum in.


Create the following components in your site to shadow and customize the core components:

└── @arshad
    └── gatsby-theme-photo-core
        └── components
            ├── photo-teaser.js
            ├── photo.js
            └── photos.js

To learn more about component shadowing, check out the official theme docs.


Create an issue on the main repo @arshad/gatsby-themes.

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