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Gatsby Theme Authentication Enabled Auth0

This is theme which incorporates Auth0, Material-UI for styling components and a sidebar navigation.

See the live demo

Quick Start

  1. Use the auth app starter

    gatsby new my-auth-app https://github.com/ethriel3695/gatsby-theme-auth-app

Create Project

  1. Create a project folder in the demo directory C:/source/demo
  2. Through the console type cd [projectName]
  3. Create a package.json
// package.json
	"private": false,
	"name": "demo",
	"version": "0.1.0",
	"license": "MIT",
	"scripts": {
		"build": "gatsby build",
		"develop": "rimraf ./.cache && rimraf ./public && gatsby develop",
		"format": "prettier --write src/**/*.{js,jsx}",
		"start": "npm run develop",
		"serve": "gatsby serve",
		"test": "echo \"Write tests! -> https://gatsby.dev/unit-testing\""
  1. Through the console type
npm i gatsby gatsby-theme-spudnik react react-dom
  1. Create a content folder in the root directory
  2. Create an assets folder in the content directory
  3. Create a post folder in the content directory


If you want to add a hero image:

  1. Create a hero folder and add an image to the folder

If you want a logo:

  1. Create a logo folder and add your logo named logo.[fileExtension]

Post Creation

NOTE: Iterate the post folders for example 01, 02, 03 Folder structure 01/images/[image], [postName].mdx

MDX file requirements

slug: /routeName label: Route Label for Nav title: Title of Post description: Description of Post date: Created Date categories: [“react”, “node”] banner: “./images/hero.jpg” published: true


To use this theme in your Gatsby sites, follow these instructions:

  1. Install the theme

    npm install --save gatsby-theme-spudnik

Theme options

Key Default value Description
basePath / Root url for all blog posts
contentPath /content/post Location of blog posts
excelPath /content/excel Use excel data to generate page content
assetPath /content/assets Location of assets
mdx true Configure gatsby-plugin-mdx (if your website already is using the plugin pass false to turn this off)

Additional configuration

In addition to the theme options, there are a handful of items you must modify via the siteMetadata object in your site’s gatsby-config.js

The Social tags, if left as an empty string will not appear in the footer

The External Links accept a label as the text for the a tag and the link is the value for the href attribute

// gatsby-config.js
module.exports = {
	plugins: [
			resolve: 'gatsby-theme-spudnik',
			options: {}
	siteMetadata: {
		title: `Demo`,
		author: `Reuben Ellis`,
		description: `An Authentication Site Built with Gatsby, GraphQL, Material-UI and Auth0.`,
		greeting: `This is an optional greeting for a home page with a Hero image`,
		copyright: `Copyright © 2019 [Business] - No part of this website may be reproduced without specific written permission... Just Kidding Copy Away!!!`,
		loginDesc: 'Login / Signup',
		isAuthApp: false,
		social: {
			facebook: 'https://www.facebook.com/altcampus',
			twitter: 'https://www.twitter.com/altcampus',
			github: 'https://www.github.com/[githubUserName]',
			email: 'test@example.com'
		externalLinks: [{ label: '', link: '' }]

Only if isAuthApp is set to true in the gatsby-config file

  1. Create An env.development file to hold your environment variables
  2. In addition replace the values in the site’s env.development file with the correct values from your Auth0 account. If you do not have an Auth0 account create one for free Auth0
// env.development
GATSBY_AUTH0_DOMAIN = domain.auth0.com; // Replace domain with your auth0 domain
GATSBY_AUTH0_CLIENT_ID = secret_client_id; // This ID can be found after creating an Application within Auth0 within the Application tab
GATSBY_AUTH0_CALLBACK_URL = `http://localhost:8000/callback`; //Remove the literal string character when replacing the callback url
GATSBY_AUTH0_REDIRECT_URL = `http://localhost:8000`; //Remove the literal string character when replacing the callback url
  1. /content: A content folder holding assets that the theme expects to exist. This will vary from theme to theme — this starter expects a logo directory with either a png, jpg or svg image, a post directory for content and mdx files and a data directory for JSON files. NOTE If the logo directory is empty the theme will use the title attribute in the gatsby-config.js file.

  2. /src: You will probably want to customize your site to personalize it. The files under /src/gatsby-theme-spudnik shadow, or override, the files of the same name in the gatsby-theme-spudnik package. To learn more about this, check out the guide to getting started with using the blog theme starter.

Example: src/gatsby-theme-spudnik/components/layout.css and then edit the following hex values for color scheme changes:

.appHeader {
	background: linear-gradient(
		to bottom,
		#325da7 0%,
		#325da7 19%,
		#325da7 30%,
		#325da7 100%
	box-shadow: inset 0 1px 6px 0 #325da7;
	flex-grow: 1;
	margin: auto 0;

.fontAwesomeFooterIcon {
	color: #325da7;
	cursor: pointer;
	text-decoration: none;
	text-shadow: 2px 2px #282828;

.socialLink {
	cursor: pointer;
	font-size: 25px;
	margin: 1rem 1rem;
	text-decoration: none;

.externalLink {
	color: #325da7;
	font-size: 18px;
	margin: 1rem 1rem;
	text-decoration: none;
	text-shadow: 2px 2px #dddddd;
  1. .gitignore: This file tells git which files it should not track / not maintain a version history for.

  2. .prettierrc: This file tells Prettier which configuration it should use to lint files.

  3. gatsby-config.js: This is the main configuration file for a Gatsby site. This is where you can specify information about your site (metadata) like the site title and description, which Gatsby plugins you’d like to include, etc. When using themes, it’s where you’ll include the theme plugin, and any customization options the theme provides.

  4. LICENSE: Gatsby is licensed under the MIT license.

  5. package-lock.json (See package.json below, first). This is an automatically generated file based on the exact versions of your npm dependencies that were installed for your project. (You won’t change this file directly).

  6. package.json: A manifest file for Node.js projects, which includes things like metadata (the project’s name, author, etc). This manifest is how npm knows which packages to install for your project.

  7. README.md: A text file containing useful reference information about your project.

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