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Gatsby source plugin for files in a GitHub repository


1. Add this package as a dependency

yarn add gatsby-source-gh

npm install --save gatsby-source-gh

2. Configure the plugin in gatsby-config.js

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
      resolve: `gatsby-source-gh`,
      options: {
        repo: `<GITHUB_REPOSITORY>`,
        user: `<GITHUB_USERNAME>`,

3. Querying

All queried files will return a node with content containing the raw text of the file and all of the data returned when querying for a file on GitHub’s API.

Example query

query GitHubQuery {
  allGitHubFile {
    edges {
      node {

Example response

  "name": "hello.md",
  "path": "content/hello.md",
  "content": "Hello world",
  "sha": "3d21ec53a331a6f037a91c368710b99387d012c1",
  "type": "file",
  "size": 5362,
  "url": "https://api.github.com/repos/shwilliam/shwilliam/contents/hello.md",
  "git_url": "https://api.github.com/repos/shwilliam/shwilliam/git/blobs/3d21ec53a331a6f037a91c368710b99387d012c1",
  "html_url": "https://github.com/shwilliam/shwilliam/blob/master/hello.md",
  "download_url": "https://raw.githubusercontent.com/shwilliam/shwilliam/master/hello.md",
  "_links": {
    "git": "https://api.github.com/repos/shwilliam/shwilliam/git/blobs/3d21ec53a331a6f037a91c368710b99387d012c1",
    "self": "https://api.github.com/repos/shwilliam/shwilliam/contents/hello.md",
    "html": "https://github.com/shwilliam/shwilliam/blob/master/hello.md"


This project is open to and encourages contributions! Feel free to discuss any bug fixes/features in the issues. If you wish to work on this project:

  1. Fork this project
  2. Create a branch (git checkout -b new-branch)
  3. Commit your changes (git commit -am 'add new feature')
  4. Push to the branch (git push origin new-branch)
  5. Submit a pull request!
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