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    CommerceRays plugin

    An SDK for interfacing with the Commerce Ray dashboard to create rays that can be live edited and deployed with custom configuration

    Version Downloads/week License | @commercejs | Slack

    Project status

    This plugin is currently a work in progress. This code has been made open source as we intend to allow custom themes to be contributed to Commerce Rays, although this is not currently possible. As CommerceRays evolves, this plugin is likely to change significantly


    Use your favourite package manager:

    yarn add @chec/commercerays-plugin
    # OR
    npm install --save @chec/commercerays-plugin

    Core concept

    CommerceRays are websites that have custom theme configuration provided by an API. This theme configuration is defined by a schema, and can be edited from within the Chec Dashboard (the "editor"). Projects that use this plugin are referred to as "themes", and deployed websites that combine a user-edited configuration and your theme are referred to as "rays". Many different types of configuration are supported by the editor, and are detailed in the Writing your schema section below.


    Currently, NextJS is the only natively supported JS framework.


    Hooking into getStaticProps

    The NextJS integration provided by this plugin is intended for use with NextJS pages. The plugin will hook into getStaticProps and ensures that relevant data is fetched on the server side. You may either use createGetStaticProps to generate a getStaticProps function, or use the provided augmentStaticProps function


    import { createGetStaticProps } from '@chec/commercerays-plugin/nextjs';
    import schema from './schema.json';
    const getStaticProps = createGetStaticProps(schema);
    export getStaticProps;


    import { augmentStaticProps } from '@chec/commercerays-plugin/nextjs';
    import schema from './schema.json';
    export function getStaticProps() {
      // Custom code...
      return augmentStaticProps(schema)({
        // Usual return value of getStaticProps goes here

    Applying the CommerceRay context

    Next, you need to apply the CommerceRays React context to your page component. This is provided as a HOC as it relies on props provided by getStaticProps:


    import { withCommerceRays } from '@chec/commercerays-plugin/nextjs';
    // Imported theme schema and theme defaults
    import schema from './schema.json';
    import defaultConfig from './defaults.json';
    function IndexPage() {
      return (
            <title>My page</title>
          Hello world
    // You may also provide any default values for your schema here 
    export default withCommerceRays(schema, defaultConfig)(IndexPage);

    Accessing configuration values

    As the user chooses values for your theme configuration (or the defaults should be used as a fallback) you will need to access them to alter the look of the page. A React hook is provided for this, which can be used in any React component that is a child of the page that you applied the withCommerceRays HOC to:

    import { useCommerceRay } from '@chec/commercerays-plugin/nextjs'
    export function MyComponent() {
      const { myConfigurationProperty } = useCommerceRay();
      // ...

    Writing your schema

    // TODO




    npm i @chec/commercerays-plugin

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