Easily Adding Drafts in Gatsby
Roger Stringer / November 05, 2019
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I wanted an easy way to add drafts in this blog that I can work on easily from different devices, push to the repo and not worry about it going to production.
I looked at a few ideas, and finally came up with setting it in the
gatsby-config.js file, all I had to do was add an
ignore tag to the
gatsby-source-filesystem declaration so that any folders that begin with
draft- will be ignored:
That's it, when I deploy to netlify, I have the
NODE_ENV variable set to
production as an environmental variable, and this means any folder starting with
draft- in my content folder gets ignored and not published.
Then, when I'm ready to publish the post, I just remove
draft- from the folder name, push the change to the repo, and that's it.
I know there are several other methods that can be used, but this one worked best for me.