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    @by-association-only/slate-sections-plugin

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    @by-association-only/slate-sections-plugin

    The plugin allows developers to create Shopify theme sections from a variety of files contained in a folder, and combines these files into a single Liquid section file for use on Shopify servers.

    Getting Started

    First install the plugin

    npm install @by-association-only/slate-sections-plugin --save-dev
    

    or

    yarn add @by-association-only/slate-sections-plugin --dev
    

    Then add it to your webpack config, an example below.

    const SlateSectionsPlugin = require('@by-association-only/slate-sections-plugin');
    
    const slateSectionsOptions = {
      from: '/absolute/path/to/sections/source',
      to: '/absolute/path/to/sections/output',
    };
    
    module.exports = {
      plugins: [new SlateSectionsPlugin({slateSectionsOptions})],
    };

    Options

    Option Required? Type Default Description
    from Yes String undefined The absolute path to the folder containing your sections, typically ./src/sections
    to Yes String undefined The absolute path to the folder where your sections will be outputted to, typically ./dist/sections
    genericTemplateName No String 'template.liquid' If you're using the 'Sections as Folders' structure, your template names by default need to be 'template.liquid'. You may change this value if you would like to.

    Sections as Liquid Files

    You may structure your sections folder by creating separate Liquid files for each section:

    ./sections
    ├── blog-posts.liquid
    ├── collection-list.liquid
    ├── featured-collection.liquid
    ├── featured-product.liquid
    ├── footer.liquid
    ├── header.liquid
    ├── image-with-text.liquid
    ├── newsletter.liquid
    ├── product.liquid
    └── rich-text.liquid

    This structure simply tells the plugin to copy the Liquid files into the ./dist sections folder

    Sections as Folders

    You can separate a schema from your Liquid template by creating a folder for each section. This increases maintainability and provides syntax highlighting for your JSON schema objects.

    In order to have separate schema files, you must create a folder for the section and within that folder create a template.liquid file which will take the same name as the directory it will live in. You may optionally create a schema.json file containing the section's settings, which will be appended to the Liquid template inside of {% schema %} tags.

    Example

    ./sections/article-template
    ├── schema.json
    └── template.liquid

    This will create an article-template.liquid with the contents of the template.liquid file and with JSON wrapped in {% schema %} tags, which will be copied over to the ./dist sections folder.

    Translations

    If you need settings in your schema that require multiple translations, you can specify this by doing the following:

    {
      "name": {
        "de": "Posts",
        "en": "Posts",
        "es": "Publicaciones",
        "fr": "Articles",
        "it": "Articoli",
        "ja": "投稿",
        "pt-BR": "posts"
      },
      "settings": [
        {
          "type": "checkbox",
          "id": "image_parallax",
          "label": {
            "de": "Parallax-Animation für Bild anzeigen",
            "en": "Show image parallax animation",
            "es": "Mostrar animación de paralaje de imagen",
            "fr": "Afficher l'animation en parallaxe",
            "it": "Mostra animazione parallasse immagine",
            "ja": "画像のパララックスアニメーションを表示する",
            "pt-BR": "Exibir animação de paralaxe da imagem"
          }
        }
      ]
    }

    However, as the number of theme languages add up over time, and when you have many settings that require translations, this can result in a very large JSON file which becomes difficult to maintain. This plugin allows you to separate the translations into separate locale files allowing for easier maintainability for your theme's translations.

    First you specify the schema's structure in schema.json:

    {
      "name": {
        "t": "name"
      },
      "settings": [
        {
          "type": "checkbox",
          "id": "image_parallax",
          "label": {
            "t": "settings.image_parallax.label"
          }
        }
      ]
    }

    For every key with multiple translations you specify an object with a t key and its value is the key to retrieve the translation from a different JSON object as the one shown below. You would have a translation object such as the one below for every language you would like to support:

    {
      "name": "Posts",
      "settings": {
        "image_parallax": {
          "label": "Show image parallax animation",
          "info": "Only shows on desktop"
        }
      }
    }

    The plugin will take care of combining all the translations into an object such as the one displayed initially. To specify the locale code of your JSON file, you must name it [localecode].json

    Below is an example of what your section's folder may look like:

    ./sections/article-template
    ├── locales
    │   ├── de.json
    │   ├── en.json
    │   ├── es.json
    │   ├── fr.json
    │   ├── it.json
    │   ├── ja.json
    │   └── pt-BR.json
    ├── schema.json
    └── template.liquid

    This will all get combined and outputted into a single article-template.liquid.

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    Install

    npm i @by-association-only/slate-sections-plugin

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    1.0.0-beta.17.3

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    MIT

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