eleventy-plugin-metagen

    1.7.8 • Public • Published

    eleventy-plugin-metagen

    An Eleventy shortcode that generates document metadata containing: Open Graph, Twitter card, generic meta tags and a canonical link.

    Installation

    Install the plugin from npm:

    npm install eleventy-plugin-metagen
    

    Add it to your Eleventy Config file:

    const metagen = require('eleventy-plugin-metagen');
    
    module.exports = (eleventyConfig) => {
        eleventyConfig.addPlugin(metagen);
    };

    What does it do?

    The plugin turns 11ty shortcodes like this:

    {% metagen
      title="Eleventy Plugin Meta Generator",
      desc="An eleventy shortcode for generating meta tags.",
      url="https://tannerdolby.com",
      img="https://tannerdolby.com/images/arch-spiral-large.jpg",
      img_alt="Archimedean Spiral",
      twitter_card_type="summary_large_image",
      twitter_handle="tannerdolby",
      name="Tanner Dolby",
      generator="eleventy",
      comments=true,
      css=["style.css", "design.css"],
      js=["foo.js", ["bar.js", "async"]],
      inline_css="h1 { color: #f06; }",
      inline_js="console.log('hello, world.');",
      custom=[["meta", "", {name: "custom", content: "foo" }]]
    %}

    into <meta> tags and other document metadata like this:

    <meta charset="utf-8">
    <meta http-equiv="X-UA-Compatible" content="IE=edge">
    <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
    <title>Eleventy Plugin Meta Generator</title>
    <meta name="author" content="Tanner Dolby">
    <meta name="title" content="Eleventy Plugin Meta Generator">
    <meta name="description" content="An eleventy shortcode for generating meta tags.">
    <meta name="generator" content="eleventy">
    <!-- Open Graph -->
    <meta property="og:type" content="website">
    <meta property="og:url" content="https://tannerdolby.com">
    <meta property="og:locale" content="en_US">
    <meta property="og:title" content="Eleventy Plugin Meta Generator">
    <meta property="og:description" content="An eleventy shortcode for generating meta tags.">
    <meta property="og:image" content="https://tannerdolby.com/images/arch-spiral-large.jpg">
    <meta property="og:image:alt" content="Archimedean Spiral">
    <!-- Twitter -->
    <meta name="twitter:card" content="summary_large_image">
    <meta name="twitter:site" content="@tannerdolby">
    <meta name="twitter:creator" content="@tannerdolby">
    <meta name="twitter:url" content="https://tannerdolby.com">
    <meta name="twitter:title" content="Eleventy Plugin Meta Generator">
    <meta name="twitter:description" content="An eleventy shortcode for generating meta tags.">
    <meta name="twitter:image" content="https://tannerdolby.com/images/arch-spiral-large.jpg">
    <meta name="twitter:image:alt" content="Archimedean Spiral">
    <link rel="canonical" href="https://tannerdolby.com">
    <meta name="custom" content="foo">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="style.css">
    <link rel="stylesheet" href="design.css">
    <style>h1 { color: #f06; }</style>
    <script src="foo.js"></script>
    <script src="bar.js" async></script>
    <script>console.log('hello, world');</script>

    Custom Usage

    For baseline social share functionality, providing arguments shown in the example usage above is recommended. If you want to add more tags not listed in the example, have a look at the plugin docs. You might only need a few <meta> tags instead of the whole set, simply provide the arguments you need and the ones not included won't generate <meta> tags.

    Template variables can be used as arguments in Nunjucks and Liquid without the curly braces or quotes like title=page.url. See the metagen docs for more details on plugin usage.

    Use Your Template Data

    To make your metadata dynamic, you can use template data as arguments to the shortcode without quotes or braces:

    ---
    title: Some title
    desc: Some description
    metadata:
      title: Some other title
      desc: Some other description
    url: https://tannerdolby.com
    image: https://tannerdolby.com/images/arch-spiral-large.jpg
    alt: Archimedean spiral
    type: summary_large_image 
    twitter: tannerdolby
    name: Tanner Dolby
    ---
    {% metagen
        title=title or metadata.title,
        desc=desc or metadata.desc,
        url=url + page.url,
        img=image,
        img_alt=alt,
        twitter_card_type=type,
        twitter_handle=twitter,
        name=name
    %}

    Shorthand syntax:

    ---
    metadata:
      title: foo bar
      desc: some desc
      ...
    ---
    {% metagen metadata %}

    Meta Tag Reference

    Contributing

    If you notice an issue or there is a <meta> tag that you need generated which isn't supported, feel free to open an issue.

    1. Fork this repo
    2. Clone git clone git@github.com:tannerdolby/eleventy-plugin-metagen.git
    3. Install dependencies npm install
    4. Build npm run build
    5. Serve locally npm run dev

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    Install

    npm i eleventy-plugin-metagen

    DownloadsWeekly Downloads

    164

    Version

    1.7.8

    License

    MIT

    Unpacked Size

    14.7 kB

    Total Files

    5

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    • tannerdolby