Gatsby Plugin Algolia

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Gatsby Plugin Algolia

A plugin to push to Algolia based on graphQl queries

Overview

The Gatsby plugin Algolia is a beta version and not officially supported yet. It allows users to specify queries to run and transform them into an array of objects to index in Algolia. The plugin synchronizes the index with the provided index name on Algolia during the Gatsby build step. This ensures that only changed or deleted nodes are updated on the Gatsby site.

Features

  • Queries: Users can specify a list of queries to run and transform them into an array of objects to be indexed in Algolia.
  • Synchronization: The plugin synchronizes the index with the provided index name on Algolia during the Gatsby build step.
  • Partial Updates: Only the changed or deleted nodes on the Gatsby site are updated, reducing unnecessary updates.
  • Settings: Users can set settings for each index individually or use the existing settings. The mergeSettings feature allows preserving changes made on the Algolia website.
  • Concurrent Queries: Users can set concurrentQueries to false to run queries sequentially rather than concurrently, which can help prevent unexpected results or hanging builds on limited platforms like Netlify.
  • Transformer: Users can provide a transformer function to replace the internal.contentDigest with a more stable hash of the object.
  • Feedback: The plugin is in its first version and feedback can be provided through GitHub issues.

Installation

  1. Add the Gatsby plugin Algolia to your project by running the following command:
npm install gatsby-plugin-algolia
  1. Add your Algolia credentials to a .env file in the root of your Gatsby project. Make sure not to commit this file to prevent leaking your admin API key.
  2. Specify the queries to run and how to transform them in your Gatsby configuration file.
  3. Run gatsby build to publish the specified queries to Algolia.

Summary

The Gatsby plugin Algolia is a beta plugin that allows users to specify and synchronize queries to be indexed in Algolia during the Gatsby build step. It offers features such as partial updates, customizable settings, concurrency control, and a transformer function. Users can install the plugin by adding it to their project, providing Algolia credentials, and configuring the queries and transformations. Feedback for the plugin can be provided through GitHub issues.

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