Sveltekit Tailwind Blog Starter

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Sveltekit Tailwind Blog Starter

An easily configurable and customizable blog starter for SvelteKit + Tailwind CSS

Overview:

The Sveltekit Tailwind Blog Starter is a flexible template for SvelteKit and Tailwind CSS. It addresses the issue of existing templates being either too simple or difficult to customize. The template is built upon Timothy Lin's Tailwind Nextjs Starter Blog and includes additional features such as Netlify CMS and dynamic Open Graph image support. The template is designed to be mobile-friendly and supports various features such as blog posts, static pages, multiple authors, markdown integration, external links, YouTube videos, light and dark themes, search functionality, blog post tags and filtering, pre-rendering, SEO optimization, analytics integration, newsletter support, and discussion/commenting capabilities.

Features:

  • Written for SvelteKit: Built using the latest RC version of SvelteKit.
  • Easy style customization with Tailwind 3: Allows for easy customization of the template's appearance using Tailwind CSS version 3.
  • Great lighthouse score: Achieves a high score on the Lighthouse report, indicating good performance, accessibility, and best practices.
  • Mobile-friendly view: Ensures a responsive design that is optimized for viewing on mobile devices.
  • Blog posts: Supports the creation and display of blog posts.
  • Static pages (projects): Allows the creation and display of static pages apart from the blog.
  • Single or Multiple authors: Supports both single and multiple authors for the blog.
  • Markdown: Integrates Markdown for easy formatting of content.
  • Markdown components: Provides pre-built components specifically designed for displaying Markdown content.
  • External Links: Allows the inclusion of external links within the blog posts.
  • YouTube Video: Supports the embedding of YouTube videos within blog posts.
  • Support for light and dark theme: Provides the option to switch between light and dark themes for the website.
  • Netlify CMS: Integrates with Netlify CMS for easy content management.
  • Search: Includes search functionality to allow users to search for specific content.
  • Blog post tags, and tag filtering: Supports the use of tags for blog posts and allows users to filter posts by specific tags.
  • Support for Pre-render: Implements pre-rendering of pages for improved performance.
  • OpenGraph Information: Supports OpenGraph metadata for better social media sharing.
  • SEO-friendly with RSS feed, sitemaps, and Open Graph support: Optimizes the website for search engines with features like RSS feeds, sitemaps, and Open Graph support.
  • Open Gram Image (og:image): Allows for the dynamic generation of OpenGraph images for social media sharing.
  • Analytics: Integrates with Google Analytics, Plausible, and Simple Analytics for tracking website analytics.
  • Newsletter / Mailing List: Provides integration with various newsletter services like Mailchimp, Buttondown, Convertkit, Klaviyo, Revue, and Emailoctopus.
  • Discussion / Commenting: Supports the integration of giscus and utterances for enabling discussion and commenting on blog posts.
  • Pagination: Supports pagination for blog posts.

Installation:

To use the Sveltekit Tailwind Blog Starter template, familiarity with SvelteKit and Tailwind CSS is necessary. Here are the steps to install the template:

  1. Install the necessary dependencies for SvelteKit and Tailwind CSS.
  2. Clone or download the template files from the repository.
  3. Customize the appearance of the site by modifying the tailwind.config.cjs and src/app.css files.
  4. Adjust site-specific settings, navigation, analytics, mailing list, and commenting system configurations in the src/lib/config.js file.
  5. Set up environment variables for mailing list keys using the provided .env.example file.
  6. Customize the top navigation menu in the config.js file.
  7. If multiple authors are required, create a profile file for each author in the content/authors folder.
  8. Modify the src/lib/config.js file to match the specific requirements of the website.
  9. Add content such as blog posts, projects, and authors in their respective folders.
  10. Customize the static and project images in the static/img folder.
  11. Build and run the SvelteKit application.

Summary:

The Sveltekit Tailwind Blog Starter is a comprehensive template for building a blog website using SvelteKit and Tailwind CSS. It addresses the limitations of existing templates by providing a flexible and feature-rich solution. The template includes various features such as blog posts, static pages, multiple authors, markdown integration, external links, YouTube videos, light and dark theme support, Netlify CMS integration, search functionality, blog post tags and filtering, pre-rendering, SEO optimization, analytics integration, newsletter support, and discussion/commenting capabilities. By following the installation and customization instructions, users can create a fully functional and visually appealing blog website tailored to their specific needs.

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