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Gatsby Plugin Gitalk

A plugin that simplifies adding Gitalk comments to Gatsby

Demo

Demo

https://github.com/suziwen/my-gatsby-gitalk-demo

Description

The goal of this plugin is to allow users to bring their content to life and cultivate engaged communities by integrating Gitalk comments into their blazing-fast Gatsby websites. After struggling to integrate different Gitalk components into my Gatsby site, creating an easily-configured plugin for the Gatsby ecosystem felt like a no-brainer.

Install

$ yarn add gatsby-plugin-gitalk

or

$ npm install -S gatsby-plugin-gitalk

Configure

Add the plugin to your gatsby-config.js file with your Gitalk config

// gatsby-config.js
module.exports = {
  plugins: [
    {
      resolve: `gatsby-plugin-gitalk`,
      options: {
        config: gitalkConfig
      }
    },
  ]
}

Usage

You can use the plugin as shown in this brief example:

import Gitalk from 'gatsby-plugin-gitalk'
import '@suziwen/gitalk/dist/gitalk.css'

const PostTemplate = () => {
  let gitalkConfig = {
    id: post.slug || post.id,
    title: post.title,
  }
  return (
     <Gitalk options={gitalkConfig}/>
  )
}

export default PostTemplate

Custom style

Copy the file node_modules/@suziwen/gitalk/dist/gitalk.css , and edit it, then import your modified version.

Auto create new issue

This operation is option, you can create issue manually

// gatsby-node.js

....
const {GitalkPluginHelper} = require('gatsby-plugin-gitalk');
const gitalkOpts = {...}
....
exports.createPages = async ({ graphql, actions, getNode, reporter }) => {

  // this token (GITALK_CREATE_ISSUE_TOKEN) apply from https://github.com/settings/tokens/new
  // which must have create new issue permission,
  // and for security issue, dont push public
  const gitalkCreateIssueToken = process.env.GITALK_CREATE_ISSUE_TOKEN
  // Due to github api request limit, it is recommended to  create issue for recently added articles
  // select articles from table order by createdate desc limit 10
  if (gitalkOpts && gitalkCreateIssueToken) {
    for (let i=0; i< articles.length; i++) {
      const article = articles[i];
      const issueOptions = Object.assign({}, gitalkOpts, {
        id: '{article.id}',
        title: '{article.title}',
        description: '{article.description}',
        url: '{article.url}',
      }, {
        personalToken: gitalkCreateIssueToken
      })
      // this function will try create new issue when it doesnt exist;
      await GitalkPluginHelper.createIssue(issueOptions)
      reporter.info(`create issue success`)
    }
  }
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