LMS LMS - 5 months ago 11
JSON Question

_data.json variables not being loaded

I've set up Harp, and it is running and serving content, but any values stored in

_data.json
seem to have no effect.

Directory structure:

/
|-- _harp.json
|-- _data.json
|-- _layout.ejs
|-- index.md
|-- getting-started.md


The file
_harp.json
contains:

{
"globals": {
"title": "Home"
}
}


_data.json
contains:

{
"getting-started": {
"title": "Getting Started"
}
}


And
_layout.ejs
contains:

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html>
<head>
<title><%= title %> &mdash; My Website</title>
</head>
<body>
<%- yield %>
</body>
</html>


The layout, and page contents, load correctly, and
<%= title %>
is replaced with the value given in
_harp.json
. However, when an entry exists within
_data.json
, no replacement is made and it continues to be replaced with the value in
_harp.json
.

Have I missed the obvious with this? Thank you in advance.

LMS LMS
Answer

It appears that Harp required a restart, although this wasn't mentioned in Harp's documentation. It also appears to require a restart each time _data.json is modified.

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