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npm install -g claycli


clay <command> [options]

If installed globally, call clay from the command line. Much like git, claycli is configured using a dotfile (.clayconfig) in your home folder. In it you may specify references to api keys and urls / site prefixes that you use frequently. For urls and site prefixes, it will assume http:// and port 80 unless you specify otherwise.

Note that a site prefix is everything before the api route, e.g. in

  local-site1= # http and port 80

For smaller Clay installations (or, ironically, for very large teams where devs spend most of their time on individual sites), you may specify a default api key and url / site prefix by using the CLAYCLI_DEFAULT_KEY and CLAYCLI_DEFAULT_URL environment variables.


Common Arguments

claycli uses some common arguments across many commands.

  • -v, --version will print the claycli version and exit
  • -h, --help will print helpful info about claycli and exit
  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged
  • -c, --concurrency allows setting the concurrency of api calls (defaults to 10)
  • -k, --key allows specifying an api key or alias


When running claycli programmatically (i.e., import { someMethod } from 'claycli'), most commands will return a stream of objects with { type, message, details }. The type may be success (signalling that an operation succeeded), error, warning, info, or debug. As you can see, most of those correspond directly to log levels.

When running claycli from the command line, you may specify a reporter argument to output logs in different formats. The default is dots, which will print out green and red dots showing operation success / failure. There is also pretty (which prints more detailed messages on each line), json (which prints newline-separated json logs in a format that can be passed to ELK), and nyan (which is mostly just for fun).

clay lint --reporter pretty

You may also specify which reporter to use by setting the CLAYCLI_REPORTER environment variable. If you add a reporter argument, it will be used instead of the env variable.


claycli pipes to stderr. If you want to pipe the logs to a file, you may use 2>.

`clay lint --reporter json 2> article-log.json`

Handling Files


Many claycli commands allow you to pipe in the contents of files to stdin or pipe data out from stdout. The format that claycli uses to represent data (similar to a database dump) is called a dispatch, and it consists of newline-separated JSON without site prefixes.

{"/_components/article/instances/123":{"title":"My Article","content":[{"_ref":"/_components/paragraph/instances/234","text":"Four score and seven years ago..."}]}}
{"/_components/meta-title/instances/345":{"title":"My Article","ogTitle":"My Longer Titled Article","twitterTitle":"Article"}}

Each line of a dispatch contains composed data for a component (or page, user, list, etc), including any data for its child components. This means that each line is able to be sent as a cascading PUT to the Clay server, which is a highly efficient way of importing large amounts of data. Note that a dispatch is not meant to be human-readable, and manually editing it is a very easy way to introduce data errors.

A dispatch may be piped into or out of commands such as clay import and clay export. Because dispatches are a special format (rather than regular JSON files), the convention is to use the .clay extension, but this isn't required.

clay export > article_dump.clay
clay import < article_dump.clay
clay export | clay import localhost


For working with human-readable data, we use a format called a bootstrap. These are human-readable yaml files that divide components (and pages, users, lists, etc) by type. This is the same format that is used by the bootstrap.yml files in your Clay install.

        title: My Article
          - _ref: /_components/paragraph/instances/234
        text: Four score and seven years ago...
        title: My Article
        ogTitle: My Longer Titled Article
        twitterTitle: Article

A bootstrap may be piped into and out of any claycli commands that accept dispatches. To tell claycli that you're dealing with bootstraps, please use the --yaml argument.

clay export --yaml > article_dump.yml
clay import --yaml < article_dump.yml

If you're a backend developer or database architect, it may be helpful to think of dispatches and bootstraps as denormalized and normalized data. You'll notice that the two examples above contain the same data. The denormalized dispatches allow a single API call per line and use less memory because they're streamable, while the normalized bootstraps are better for hand-coding data because components are not duplicated if referenced multiple times. Generally speaking, use dispatches for transporting and storing data and bootstraps for hand-coding.


clay config --key <alias> [value]
clay config --url <alias> [value]

Show or set configuration options. These are saved to ~/.clayconfig. As specified above, sites will assume http and port 80 if you do not write the protocol and port.


  • -k, --key allows viewing or saving an api key
  • -u, --url allows viewing or saving a url / site prefix
  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged (note: all reporters except json report clay config the same)


# view all configuration options
clay config

# view 'local' api key
clay config --key local

# set 'local' api key
clay config --key local ab27s9d

# view 'qa' site prefix
clay config --url qa

# set 'qa' site prefix
clay config --url qa

# set a specific url
clay config --url my-cool-article


clay lint [--concurrency <number>] [url]

Verify Clay data against standardized conventions and make sure all child components exist.

Linting a page, component, or user url will verify that the data for that url exists, and (for pages and components) will (recursively) verify that all references to child components exist. The url must be a raw url, an alias specified via clay config, or omitted in favor of CLAYCLI_DEFAULT_URL. Linting a public url (or a page/component url that has a .html extension) will attempt to render that url with the extension and, if that fails, try to figure out which component isn't rendering correctly. You may lint other renderers by providing their extensions, e.g. .amp or .rss.

Instead of linting a url, you may pipe in a component's schema.yml to lint. It will go through the schema and verify that it conforms to Kiln's schema rules.


  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged
  • -c, --concurrency allows setting the concurrency of api calls


# lint all components on a page
clay lint

# lint a page via public url
clay lint

# lint a component and its html
clay lint

# lint a component specified via config alias
clay lint my-cool-article

# lint single schema
clay lint < components/article/schema.yml


clay import [--key <api key>] [--concurrency <number>] [--publish] [--yaml] [site prefix]

Imports data into Clay from stdin. Data may be in dispatch or bootstrap format. Site prefix must be a raw url, an alias specified via clay config, or omitted in favor of CLAYCLI_DEFAULT_URL. Key must be an alias specified via clay config, or omitted in favor of CLAYCLI_DEFAULT_KEY.

The publish argument will trigger a publish of the pages and / or components you're importing. Note that the generated url of an imported page might be different than its original url, depending on your Clay url generation / publishing logic.


  • -k, --key allows specifying an api key or alias
  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged
  • -c, --concurrency allows setting the concurrency of api calls
  • -p, --publish triggers publishing of imported pages
  • -y, --yaml specifies that input is bootstrap format


# import a dispatch
clay import --key local localhost:3001 < db_dump.clay

# import and publish pages in a bootstrap
clay import --key qa --publish --yaml < bootstrap.yml

# pipe from 3rd party exporter
wordpress-export | clay import --key local

# pipe from clay exporter
clay export --key prod | clay import --key local

# import multiple dispatches
cat *.clay | clay import --key local localhost:3001

# import multiple bootstraps
tail -n +1 *.yml | clay import --key local --yaml localhost:3001

# recursively import multiple bootstraps
find . -name '*.yml' -exec cat "{}" \; | clay import --key local --yaml localhost:3001

# recursively import multiple bootstraps (bash v4+ & zsh)
cat **/*.yml | clay import --key local --yaml localhost:3001


clay export [--key <api key>] [--concurrency <number>] [--size <number>] [--layout] [--yaml] [url]

Exports data from Clay to stdout. Data may be in dispatch or bootstrap format. The url must be a raw url, an alias specified via clay config, or omitted in favor of CLAYCLI_DEFAULT_URL.

If the url points to a site prefix (i.e. it does not point to a specific type of data (a specific page, public url, component, user, list, etc)), claycli will query the built-in pages index to pull the latest 10 pages from the site. When querying the pages index, you must specify a key or have the CLAYCLI_DEFAULT_KEY set. The api key is only required when exporting multiple pages (by querying the pages index or by running custom queries, below).

Instead of fetching the latest pages, you may pipe in a yaml-formatted elasticsearch query. Use this to set custom offsets (for batching and chunking exports), export non-page content from other indices, or filter exported data via certain properties. Note that if you pipe in a query that includes size, it will take precedence over the CLI size argument.

index: pages
size: 100
        order: desc # sort by latest updated
              - intelligencer # show only pages for a specific site
            published: true # show only published pages

You may also query other elastic indices, but please make sure that each document returned has a clay uri (e.g. or as its _id.

index: published-products
size: 5
from: 10
  - price
    match_all: {}

By default, layouts are not exported when exporting pages. This allows you to easily copy individual pages between sites and environments. To trigger layout exporting, please use the layout argument.


  • -k, --key allows specifying an api key or alias
  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged
  • -c, --concurrency allows setting the concurrency of api calls
  • -s, --size specifies the number of pages to export (defaults to 10)
  • -l, --layout triggers exporting of layouts
  • -y, --yaml specifies that output is bootstrap format


# export individual component
clay export > article_dump.clay

# export individual page
clay export --yaml > page_bootstrap.yml

# export page with layout
clay export --layout --yaml > page_bootstrap.yml

# copy page to local environment
clay export | clay import --key local

# export latest updated page
clay export --key prod --size 1 > recent_page.clay

# export custom query to dispatch
cat query.yml | clay export --key prod > db_dump.clay

# export custom query to bootstrap
clay export --yaml --key prod < query.yml > pages.yml

# note that 'cat query.yml | clay export' and 'clay export < query.yml' are equivalent ways
# to pipe from a file into claycli in most operating systems

# other things you may export

# export single user
clay export --yaml > my_user.yml

# export all users
clay export --yaml > users.yml

# export single list
clay export > tags.clay

# export all lists
clay export > lists.clay

# export published page via public url
clay export

# export built-in 'New Page Templates' list (page uris will be unprefixed)
clay export


clay compile [--watch] [--minify] [--inlined] [--linked] [--plugins <space-separated list of postcss plugins>] [--globs <space-separated glob strings>] [--reporter <reporter>]

Compile assets based on standardized Clay conventions. Assets are compiled to a public folder at the root of your Clay install (the directory where you run the clay compile command), with scripts (including templates), styles (including fonts), and media output to the js, css, and media folders. You may run clay compile to compile all assets, or run any of its subcommands (media, fonts, styles, templates, scripts) to compile a specific type of asset.

Specifying --watch on claycli compile or any of its subcommands will compile assets once, then watch source files (and their dependencies) for changes. Specifying --minify (or setting CLAYCLI_COMPILE_MINIFIED) will run assets through minification and bundling if applicable. The CLAYCLI_COMPILE_ASSET_HOST and CLAYCLI_COMPILE_ASSET_PATH variables are used by the styles and fonts subcommands to generate links to media and font files in the compiled CSS.

A project specific clay config file is also supported, read more here.


  • -w, --watch enables watching of source files after compilation
  • -m, --minify enables minification and bundling of source files
  • -i, --inlined enables the generation of base64 inlined font CSS
  • -l, --linked enables the generation of linked font CSS
  • -p, --plugins allows running additional postcss plugins when compiling styles
  • -g, --globs allows compiling additional JavaScript to public/js/_global.js
  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged


# compile all assets once
clay compile

# compile and watch all assets
clay compile --watch

# compile all assets once for production environments
clay compile --minify

# compile all assets, creating both inlined and linked font CSS
clay compile --inlined --linked


clay compile media [--watch] [--reporter <reporter>]

Copy component, layout, styleguide, and site-specific media files from their source folders to the public directory. Media files are images (jpg, jpeg, png, gif), svgs, and favicons (ico).

  • components/<name>/media/ are referenced by component templates and get copied to public/media/components/<name>/
  • layouts/<name>/media/ are referenced by layout templates and get copied to public/media/layouts/<name>/
  • styleguides/<name>/media/ are referenced by that styleguide's CSS and get copied to public/media/stylesguides/<name>/
  • sites/<name>/media/ are favicons and other site-specific icons that are referenced by particular components in the <head> of pages. They get copied to public/media/sites/<name>/


  • -w, --watch enables watching of source files after compilation
  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged


# compile media files once
clay compile media

# compile and watch media files
clay compile media --watch


clay compile fonts [--watch] [--minify] [--inlined] [--linked] [--reporter <reporter>]

Compile fonts from styleguides/<name>/fonts/ to the public directory. By default (and if --linked is specified or CLAYCLI_COMPILE_LINKED_FONTS is set), this will generate a public/css/_linked-fonts.<name>.css file with @font-face declarations and copy the original font file to public/fonts/. Note that naming collisions are possible when using fonts of the same filename across different styleguides. If --inlined is specified (or CLAYCLI_COMPILE_INLINED_FONTS is set), this will generate a public/css/_inlined-fonts.<name>.css file with @font-face declarations that include a base64-encoded copy of the font.

@font-face declarations are generated based on the filename of the original font file, with a simple convention to support various weights and styles.

  • <name>.<ext> font with normal weight and style
  • <name>-<weight>.<ext> or <name>-<style>.<ext> specify a font weight or style
  • <name>-<weight>-<style>.<ext> specify a font weight and style

All named and numbered font weights are supported, as well as the italic and oblique font styles. When referencing fonts in your CSS, use the (case-insensitive) <name> for your font-family rule so the font-weight and font-style rules will work as expected. Supported font extensions are woff, woff2, otf, and ttf.

Specifying --minify (or using CLAYCLI_COMPILE_MINIFIED or more specifically CLAYCLI_COMPILE_MINIFIED_FONTS) will run the generated font CSS through clean-css.


  • -w, --watch enables watching of source files after compilation
  • -m, --minify enables minification of font CSS
  • -i, --inlined enables the generation of base64 inlined font CSS
  • -l, --linked enables the generation of linked font CSS
  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged


# compile linked fonts
clay compile fonts

# compile inlined fonts
clay compile fonts --inlined

# compile linked and inline fonts
clay compile fonts --inline --linked

# compile fonts once for production environments
clay compile fonts --minify


clay compile styles [--watch] [--minify] [--plugins <space-separated list of postcss plugins>] [--reporter <reporter>]

Compile styleguide CSS files with PostCSS. Source files from styleguides/<styleguide name>/components/<component name>.css (and styleguides/<styleguide name>/layouts/<layout name>.css) will be compiled to public/css/<component or layout name>.<styleguide name>.css.

By default, styles will be compiled using the import, autoprefixer, mixins, nested, and simple-vars PostCSS plugins, but you may specify additional plugins (that you have installed with npm) into the --plugins argument.

Setting CLAYCLI_COMPILE_ASSET_HOST and CLAYCLI_COMPILE_ASSET_PATH will set the $asset-host and $asset-path variables, which allows linking to media hosted on other static file servers.

/* styleguides/example/components/example-component.css */
.some-twitter-icon {
  background-image: url('$asset-host/media/styleguides/example/twitter.svg');
  background-size: 22px 18px;

Specifying --minify (or using CLAYCLI_COMPILE_MINIFIED or more specifically CLAYCLI_COMPILE_MINIFIED_STYLES) will run the compiled CSS through clean-css.


  • -w, --watch enables watching of source files and their dependencies after compilation
  • -m, --minify enables minification of CSS
  • -p, --plugins allows running additional postcss plugins
  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged


# compile css
clay compile styles

# compile and watch css and any @import'ed css files
clay compile styles --watch

# compile css with additional postcss plugins
clay compile styles --plugins postcss-preset-env stylelint

# compile styles once for production environments
clay compile styles --minify


clay compile templates [--watch] [--minify] [--reporter <reporter>]

Precompile handlebars templates so they can be used by Kiln to re-render components (and layouts) on the client side. Note that it is strongly encouraged to enable minification even in dev environments, as specifying --minify (or using CLAYCLI_COMPILE_MINIFIED or more specifically CLAYCLI_COMPILE_MINIFIED_TEMPLATES) will minify the compiled templates with UglifyJS and bundle the them into six files based on the component/layout name. Minifying the templates provides the best balance between file size and the number of files Kiln has to fetch on page load.

  • public/js/_templates-a-d.js
  • public/js/_templates-e-h.js
  • public/js/_templates-i-l.js
  • public/js/_templates-m-p.js
  • public/js/_templates-q-t.js
  • public/js/_templates-u-z.js

Templates will also be compiled to public/js/<name>.template.js.


  • -w, --watch enables watching of source files after compilation
  • -m, --minify enables bundling of precompiled templates
  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged


# precompile handlebars templates
clay compile templates

# precompile and bundle templates
clay compile templates --minify

# precompile, bundle, and watch templates
clay compile templates --minify --watch


clay compile scripts [--watch] [--minify] [--globs <space-separated glob strings>] [--reporter <reporter>]

Compile component client.js and model.js files, kiln plugins, and legacy global JavaScript, while intelligently calculating and deduplicating dependencies. This generates a number of different types of files:

  • public/js/<name>.client.js from compiled client.js
  • public/js/<name>.model.js from compiled model.js
  • public/js/_models-<letter>-<letter>.js from compiled and bundled model.js
  • public/js/_kiln-plugins.js from compiled kiln plugins in services/kiln/
  • public/css/_kiln-plugins.css from compiled kiln plugin styles in their .vue components
  • public/js/_global.js from compiled legacy scripts specified by the --globs argument
  • public/js/<number>.js from compiled dependencies of client.js, model.js, kiln plugin, or global scripts
  • public/js/_deps-<letter>-<letter>.js from compiled and bundled dependencies

This also creates a number of files that are used for instantiating component controllers, serving scripts, and speeding up incremental builds:

  • public/js/_client-init.js script that instantiates client.js component controllers which export a default function
  • public/js/_prelude.js dynamic bundler initialization script
  • public/js/_postlude.js dynamic bundler access script, adds window.require() which enables loading of bundled dependencies
  • public/js/_ids.json cache of module IDs, used when serving bundles
  • public/js/_registry.json cache of module dependencies, used when serving bundles
  • client-env.json environment variables in model.js and dependencies, must be added to .gitignore (values for these variables are passed to Amphora via env on server start)
  • browserify-cache.json local cache for fast incremental builds, must be added to .gitignore

Specifying --minify (or using CLAYCLI_COMPILE_MINIFIED or more specifically CLAYCLI_COMPILE_MINIFIED_SCRIPTS) will run all compiled scripts through terser.

This will also copy clay-kiln-edit.js and clay-kiln-view.js to public/js if you have Kiln installed. When you specify --watch, Kiln scripts will also be watched for changes.

Dependency Management

Any files you require() or import in your client.js, model.js, kiln plugins, or legacy global JavaScript are compiled to <number>.js and _deps-<letter>-<letter>.js, based on their name (for example, lodash might be compiled to 283.js and _deps-i-l.js). When resolving media, call claycli.compile.scripts.getDependencies() in your Clay install's resolveMedia function to dynamically load necessary dependencies for view (client.js and legacy _global.js) and edit (model.js and kiln plugins) modes.

// in your resolve-media service
const getDependencies = require('claycli').compile.scripts.getDependencies;

 * figure out what scripts and styles should be loaded on each page
 * @param  {object} media
 * @param  {array} media.scripts array of filenames from amphora
 * @param  {array} media.styles array of filenames from amphora
 * @param  {object} locals site info, edit mode info, etc from amphora
function resolveMedia(media, locals) {
  const assetPath =; // from site config

  // note: for this example, we're only dealing with scripts.
  // your own media resolution must also take into account styles, fonts, and templates
  if (locals.edit) {
    // edit mode, get script dependencies for linking (so, bundled / minified files)
    media.scripts = getDependencies(media.scripts, assetPath, { edit: true, minify: true });
  } else {
    // view mode, get script dependencies for inlining (so, individual dependency files)
    media.scripts = getDependencies(media.scripts, assetPath);

By convention, internal services are specified in a services/ directory at the root of your Clay install. Services that work in both the client and server live in services/universal/ (or services/isomorphic/ if you prefer). If you have services/client/ and services/server/ directories, claycli will automatically substitute server-side dependencies with their client-side equivalents when compiling. This is useful for database / API calls and wrappers around 3rd party libraries that have wildly different Node.js vs browser implementations.

Kiln Plugins

This will look for kiln plugins in services/kiln/index.js. You may specify vuex plugins, custom inputs, toolbar buttons, and pre-publish validators, among other things. For example, you might have one validator, one input, and one vuex plugin:

// services/kiln/index.js
module.exports = () => {
  // add globals if they don't already exist
  window.kiln = window.kiln || {};
  window.kiln.validators = window.kiln.validators || {};
  window.kiln.inputs = window.kiln.inputs || {};
  window.kiln.plugins = window.kiln.plugins || {};
  // add your plugins into the globals
  window.kiln.validators['unique-url'] = require('./validate-unique-url');
  window.kiln.inputs['content-picker-button'] = require('./content-picker-button.vue');
  window.kiln.plugins['kiln-error-tracking'] = require('./kiln-tracking-plugin');

Any styles (denoted with <style lang="postcss"> sections in your .vue components) will be extracted and bundled into public/css/_kiln-plugins.css, so please make sure to include it in your resolveMedia function in edit mode.

Legacy Global Scripts

If you have any legacy scripts that are not require()'d or import'd by your client.js or their dependencies, you may specify --globs to include them. They will be compiled and have their dependencies dynamically deduplicated in the same way as your other scripts, but will be served in view mode on every page.


  • -w, --watch enables watching of scripts and their dependencies after compilation
  • -m, --minify enables minification of scripts
  • -g, --globs allows compiling additional JavaScript
  • -r, --reporter allows specifying how results should be logged


# compile scripts once
clay compile scripts

# compile and watch scripts and dependencies
clay compile scripts --watch

# compile scripts once for production environments
clay compile scripts --minify

# compile scripts, including legacy js
# note: this glob will match all '.js' files in 'global/js/' unless they end in '.test.js',
# which is a common unit testing convention
clay compile scripts --globs 'global/js/!(*.test).js'

Project Specific Config File

Not all projects are the same, and for project specific compilation changes you can add a claycli.config.js file to your project's root. This file must simply export an Object whose contains key/value pairs are read during compilation. Good use cases for this file include:

  • Adding PostCSS plugins to styles compilation
  • Updating options passed into Autoprefixer
  • Changing Babel browser target to meet your env support requirements


The claycli.config.js file currently supports the following arguments:

  • plugins (Array): list of PostCSS plugins that will be concatenated to the end of the list already supported by the styles compilation command
  • babelTargets (Object): the value of this property is passed to the Babel targets option to describe the environments your compiled scripts support
  • autoprefixerOptions (Object): an Object which is passed directly to autoprefixer for style and Kiln plugin compilation
  • customTasks (Array): an Array of Gulp tasks to execute with the clay compile custom-tasks command.
  • postcssImportPaths (Array): list of paths in which to look for nested CSS file imports to be used by the styles compilation command. If no value is specified in the congif, the CSS compiler will default to ['./styleguides'].


'use strict';

module.exports = {
  plugins: [
      functions: {
        em: function (pixels, browserContext) {
          var browserContext = parseInt(browserContext, 10) || 16,
            pixels = parseFloat(pixels);

          return pixels / browserContext + 'em';
  babelTargets:  { browsers: ['> 2%'] },
  autoprefixerOptions: { browsers: ['last 2 versions', 'ie >= 9', 'ios >= 7', 'android >= 4.4.2'] },
  customTasks: [{
    name: 'foobar',
    fn: (cb) => {
      // A gulp task to execute

Custom Gulp Tasks

Because not every implementation of Clay is the same, not all complilation will be the same. By adding custom Gulp tasks to your claycli.config.js file you can execute additional compilation/processing steps with claycli. Declare a customTasks array in your config file with each taks being an object with two properties: name and fn. The name property will be the name of the step to execute and the fn property is the actual step to execute.


For example, given the following claycli.config.js file:

'use strict';

var { gulp } = require('claycli'),
  concat = require('gulp-concat'),
  uglify = require('gulp-uglify'),
  gutil = require('gulp-util'),
  argv = require('yargs').argv,
  gulpif = require('gulp-if');

module.exports = {
  customTasks: [
      name: 'polyfill',
      fn: () => {
        return gulp.src([
        .pipe(gulpif(!argv.debug, uglify())).on('error', gutil.log)

Important Notes:

  1. Claycli exposes the instance of gulp that it users to make sure their is consistency between internal tasks and external ones
  2. This example of a custom task is all done inline, but the objects can be organizes and managed in different files
  3. When executing commands you have access to argv and can test options inside your custom functions.
  4. Each task is executed in isolation. This is not a replacement for a complete Gulp pipeline, rather it is meant to patch small tasks that fall outside normal Clay compilation.

Executing clay compile custom-tasks will execute this task to produce a polyfills.js file.

Programmatic API

The core claycli functionality is exposed as an api, allowing you to use it in Node.js. All main commands are properties of the exported claycli object.

const { config, lint, import, export, compile } = require('claycli');


Get key or url from config

config.get(type, alias);

Set key or url in config

config.set(type, alias, value);

Get full configuration object



Lint a url

lint.lintUrl(url, { concurrency });

Lint a schema (passed in as a string of yaml)



Import a string of dispatches or bootstraps to the specified (site prefix) url

import(string, url, { key, concurrency, publish, yaml });

Parse a string of bootstrap data into a stream of prefixed dispatches. Note: does NOT do http calls

import.parseBootstrap(string, url);

Parse an object of bootstrap data into a stream of prefixes dispatches. This method is good if you want to handle converting Yaml to JSON in your own application where you might need memoization. Note: does NOT do http calls

import.parseBootstrapObject(obj, url);

Parse a string of dispatches into a stream of prefixed dispatches. Note: does NOT do http calls

import.parseDispatch(string, url);


Export a single url, e.g. or

export.fromURL(url, { concurrency, layout, yaml });

Export the results of a query (passed in as a string of yaml)

export.fromQuery(url, query, { key, concurrency, layout, yaml, size });

Clear the layouts cache. when exporting pages with layouts, they'll be cached so they don't need to be exported for every page



Note: There is currently no single require('claycli').compile method that will compile all assets. Please use the individual media, fonts, styles, templates, and scripts methods as needed.

Compile media files{ watch });

Compile fonts

compile.fonts({ minify, watch, inlined, linked });

Compile styles

compile.styles({ minify, watch, plugins });

Compile templates

compile.templates({ minify, watch });

Compile scripts

compile.scripts({ minify, watch, globs });

Calculate script dependencies. Note: when calling this from resolveMedia, the first argument is media.scripts

compile.scripts.getDependencies(scripts, assetPath, { edit, minify });


Pull requests and stars are always welcome. For bugs and feature requests, please create an issue.

This project is released under the MIT license.



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