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NoShi

The no shi! CMS

NoShi isn't a usual content management system, because it doesn't show you a backend. But it too isn't a static site generator. It simply renders your Markdown files into your template. That's it!

Get started by downloading noshi-boilerplate-1.0.0.tgz, unpacking, firing up the PHP 5.4 server by running vendor/bin/noshi-server and opening http://localhost:9000 in your browser. Then add or edit Markdown files in the data folder, change the template in Resources/Private/Templates/Page.html and be amazed how easy you created a new website.

Tip: You can put your NoShi website under version control and keep a history of your changes.

Question: Do you need NoShi to generate static sites? Add a comment to https://github.com/cundd/noshi/issues/1!

Features

Free from

Installation

composer create-project -s dev cundd/noshi-boilerplate target/path/

Start the development server (on PHP 5.4 and higher):

cd root/of/noshi/installation/;
./vendor/bin/noshi-server

or run NoShi on heroku: noshi.herokuapp.com

Configuration

The main configuration file can be found in Configurations/Configuration.json. It is the control center of your installation, but you may doesn't even have to touch. Nevertheless it is the place to make advanced configurations in your NoShi website.

{
    "theme": "cundd/noshi-boilerplate",
    "routing": {
        "alias": {
            "/": "/Home/",
            "/Source/": "/Target/"
        }
    },
    "pages": {
        "MyPage": {
            "meta": {
                "title": "My Page",
                "sorting": 40
            }
        },
        ...
    }
}

Authoring

About URLs, page and files

URL Page identifier Markdown file Meta file
About About About.md About.json
About/ About About.md About.json
Hidden/ Hidden _Hidden.md Hidden.json
Folder/Item/ Folder/Item Folder/Item.md Folder/Item.json

Adding a page

To add a page in NoShi you only have to add a Markdown file to the data directory:

cd root/of/noshi/installation/;
cd data;

# Create a page (with a menu item):
touch About.md

# Create a 'hidden' page (without a menu item):
touch _Details.md

Adding page meta data

There are two different ways to add meta data to a page.

You either add a JSON file with the same identifier as the page.

Example MyPage.json for MyPage:

{
    "title": "My page",
    "sorting": 19
}

Example MyFolder/MyPage.json for MyFolder/MyPage:

{
    "title": "My page in a folder",
    "sorting": 35
}

Alternatively you add meta data in the main configuration file Configurations/Configuration.json.

Example MyPage:

{
    ...
    "pages": {
        "MyPage": {
            "meta": {
                "title": "My page",
                "sorting": 19
            }
        },
        ...
    }
}

Example MyFolder/MyPage.json for MyFolder/MyPage:

{
    ...
    "pages": {
        "MyFolder/MyPage": {
            "meta": {
                "title": "My page in a folder",
                "sorting": 35
            }
        },
        ...
    }
}

Used page meta data

Themes

The boilerplate's template file is saved in Resources/Private/Templates/Page.html and the themes resources under Resources/Public/, both relative to the themes path.

The following variables inside the template file will be replaced:

Plugins

What is a plugin?

Everything

Really?

Okay, actually every class' instance that can be transformed to a string

Creating a plugin

Simply create a PHP class, that composer can autoload and require it in your template, in the format {Namespace\ClassName}. NoShi will then unfold an instance of the class and transform it to a string.

If the class implements \Cundd\Noshi\Ui\UiInterface to method setContext() will be invoked before rendering. setContext() receives the parent view as it's argument. The parent view's context as an example is the core Dispatcher.