Gatsby Theme Brain

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Gatsby Theme Brain

Overview:

The Gatsby Brain theme allows users to integrate Roam Research-inspired bidirectional linking of notes into a network on their site. This theme enables users to create pages without files and easily link together different notes and references based on common ideas. It also provides features like double square bracket linking, case insensitivity, and the ability to add frontmatter for titles and aliases.

Features:

  • Double square bracket linking: Any piece of text wrapped in double square brackets will turn into a link to a page. If the page already exists, it will link to it, and if not, it will create the page. Additionally, a reference is created back to any files that link to it, making it easy to link together different notes and references.
  • Case insensitivity: Unlike Roam, where everything is case sensitive, this theme is case insensitive. Links using different cases will lead to the same place, avoiding confusion and frustration.
  • Add Frontmatter for titles and aliases: Users can add frontmatter to markdown files to specify the title of the page, instead of relying solely on the filename. Additionally, frontmatter aliases allow double bracketed phrases matching those aliases to be linked to particular notes, making the Public Brain more readable.

Installation:

  1. Make sure you have NodeJS v12 installed on your machine.
  2. Clone the Gatsby Brain repository onto your local machine.
  3. Navigate to the directory where the repository was cloned.
  4. Run the following command to install the necessary dependencies:
    npm install
    
  5. Start the development server with the following command:
    npm start
    
  6. Open your browser and navigate to http://localhost:8000 to view the Gatsby Brain theme in action.

Summary:

The Gatsby Brain theme is a powerful tool for integrating bidirectional linking of notes into a network on your site. It simplifies the process of creating pages and linking them together based on common ideas. With features like double square bracket linking, case insensitivity, and the ability to add frontmatter for titles and aliases, the theme enhances the readability and usability of the Public Brain. Whether you are writing book reviews or organizing your thoughts, the Gatsby Brain theme provides an efficient and effective solution.

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