Content middleware you can add to your Connect/Express app.


var connectContent = require('connect-content);
var content = connectContent({
    contentDir  : fs.joinPath('/', __dirname, 'content'),
// later on
app.get('/', content);
app.get('/:path', content);

This example will serve this content at the root level. You must set both / and /:path so that we can show the 'index' page at / since Express doesn't call us for / when using only /:path. The /:path parameter must also be called path, not anything else.

'connect-content' is middleware for Express/Connect. It can read a directory full of static md|txt|html|json|ini files and serve up some content for each.

Note that md, txt and html files are content files. And json and ini files are metadata files. You should only have one of each type for each path. e.g.

If, for example you had a directory of files:

This would serve up the following files (if connect-content was mounted at /)::

* /
* /about
* /code

Once 'connect-blog' has read those files in, it will create a structure similar to the following:

    name    : 'my-first-post',
    content : ' ... the entire content from the *.md, *..html or *.txt file ... ',
    html    : ' ... the HTML from the HTML conversion ... ',
    meta    : {
        // then entire data read from the *.json or *.ini file

To set up some content from within Express, try this:

var connectContent = require('connect-content);
var content = connectContent({
    title       : 'My Projects',
    contentDir  : fs.joinPath('/', __dirname, 'content/project'),
    domain      : '',
    basePath    : '/project',
app.get( '/project/',      content );
app.get( '/project/:path', content );

This will serve the following pages:

/blog/  - renders the 'content-index' template
/blog/* - renders the 'content-page' template

The default options have reasonable (not necessarily sensible) defaults for each of these keys, so the only onw you MUST provide is the domain.

var opts = {
    title       : 'Content',
    contentDir  : 'content',
    basePath    : '',


Written by Andrew Chilton - Blog - Twitter.