Reuse the same data in multiple pages
In the previous step we have created two pages using the same layout, by setting the same
layout variable in each. This can be fine for a few pages but what if you have tens, hundreds, or thousands of pages using the same layout?
_data files to the rescue!
Create a _data file
In your project directory create a
_data.yml file with the following content:
This is a special file containing data accessible by all pages in the same directory or subdirectory. In this file we have defined the variable
layout so all pages have this variable too. There's no need to repeat it in the front matter of all pages so we can remove it there.
title: This is my website # Welcome to my website This is my first page using **Lume,** a static site generator for Deno. I hope you enjoy it.
title: My second page # Another page My second page in **Lume**. This is getting better!
_data files (and
_data folders) are a very powerful feature of Lume. See shared data documentation for more examples.