Front Matter a CMS running straight in Visual Studio Code
This is the BETA version of Front Matter. If you were looking for the main version, check it out at frontmatter.codes
❓ What is Front Matter?
Front Matter is a CMS that runs within Visual Studio Code. It gives you the power and control of a full-blown CMS while also providing you the flexibility and speed of the static site generator of your choice. Jump right into editing and creating content with Front Matter and be able to preview it straight in VS Code.
The extension supports various static-site generators and frameworks like Hugo, Jekyll, Hexo, NextJs, Gatsby, and more.
A couple of our extension highlights that hopefully get you interested in giving Front Matter a try:
The taxonomy dashboard got introduced on which you can manage your tags, categories, and custom taxonomy.
Snippets support for Front Matter has been added!
In this version, we introduced the new data files/folders dashboard. You can find more information about the release in our v6.0.0 release notes.
The new media dashboard redesign got introduced + support for setting metadata on media files v5.0.0 release notes.
Support for Team level settings, content-types, and image support. Get to know more at: v4.0.0 release notes.
In version v3 we introduced the welcome and dashboard webview. The welcome view allows to get you started using the extension, and the dashboard allows you to manage all your markdown pages in one place. This makes it easy to search, filter, sort, and more.
In version v2 we released the re-designed sidebar panel with improved SEO support. This extension makes it the only extension to manage your Markdown pages for your static sites in Visual Studio Code.
You can get the extension via:
🧪 Beta version
If you have the courage to test out the beta features, we made available a beta version as well. You can install this via:
All documentation can be found on frontmatter.codes.
Documentation repository: GitHub - Front Matter DOCs
Pull requests are welcome. Please open an issue first to discuss what you would like to change, or which problem you would like to fix. This makes it easier for us to follow-up and plan for future releases.
You can always help us improve the extension in varous ways like:
Eager to start contributing? Great 🤩, you can contribute to the following projects:
👀 Show the work you are using Front Matter
Are you using Front Matter and are you interested in showing for which websites you use it? You can show your work by opening a showcase issue.
You can open showcase issues for the following things:
👉 Contributors 🤘
🖤 Backers & Sponsors 👇 🤘