This Jekyll plugin allows you to use custom Front Matter in the
permalink setting of collections.
Add the plugin to your site’s Gemfile:
group :jekyll_plugins do # your other jekyll plugins... gem 'jekyll_custom_permalink', '~> 0.0' end
$ bundle install
Lets assume that you have some options for your collection “projects” defined in
collections: projects: output: true permalink: projects/:title/
You would like to use custom Front Matter in the paths of your projects. For example, it would be great to be able to include the Front Matter variable
type in the links to your projects, which is defined in every file belonging to the “projects” collection.
--- layout: page type: python title: MyAwesomeProject --- Some content
You can use the
type variable in your permalink by first adding it to an array of custom permalink placeholders for the collection, and then adding the placeholder to the permalink setting prefixed with a
: like every other Jekyll placeholder.
collections: projects: output: true custom_permalink_placeholders: ["type"] permalink: projects/:type/:title/
These settings lead to the “project” page, shown above, to be live at
If the variable is not defined, it is ignored for the permalink. Meaning
projects/:type/:title/ will be like
projects/:title/ for a document without
type set in its Front Matter. This is the same behaviour as for the default Jekyll placeholders.