Additional configuration

Preview path

For more information on how to use the preview path, see the preview configuration section.

File prefixes

By default, Front Matter will use the yyyy-MM-dd date format for the file prefix. You can change this per page folder or per content-type.

Page folder level

To change the file prefix for a specific page folder, you can add the filePrefix property to your page folder in the frontMatter.content.pageFolders setting.

Content-type level

Similarly, you can change the file prefix for a specific content type by adding the filePrefix property to your content type in the frontMatter.taxonomy.contentTypes setting.

Important: The filePrefix from the content-type will override the filePrefix property from the page folder.

Page and leaf bundles

The page or leaf bundles, are a way to group your pages and resources together in a single folder.

In the above section you can see the leaf-bundle folders. These bundles consist of a file and possibly also the resouces related to it like images.

By default, Front Matter will create individual Markdown files, but you can also create a leaf bundle. In order to do so, you need to set the pageBundle property in your content type to true.

Here is an example of configuring the page bundles for the default content type:

Creating a template

To make sure that your type of content is already defined when creating a new Markdown file. It will be easier to set the type of content within a template.

You can create Markdown templates in your project's .frontmatter/templates folder (or defined differently).

If you already have an existing page, you can automatically create a template from it by running the Front Matter: Create a template from the current file command.

The create template command will ask you the template's name and if you want to include the content. The front matter data is included by default.

Preserve casing of file names

When you create a new page, the file name will be created based on the sanitized title property. During the sanitization, the title property will be converted to lowercase and all spaces will be replaced with dashes.

If you want to preserve the casing of the file name, you can set the frontMatter.file.preserveCasing setting to true.


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