Bridgetown is a Webpack-aware, Ruby-powered static site generator for the modern Jamstack era. Bridgetown takes your content, API data, and frontend assets; renders templates in Markdown, Liquid, ERB, and many other formats; and exports a complete website ready to be served by fast Jamstack services like Vercel or Render or traditional web servers like Caddy or Nginx.
Special Thanks to Our Founding Members!
twenty twenty-five and counting sponsors of Bridgetown on GitHub!
You too can join this list and sponsor Bridgetown.
Bridgetown development is spearheaded by Portland-based web studio Whitefusion. Contact us if you need commercial support for your Bridgetown content strategy, site design, or deployment. Also providing commercial support: Radioactive Toy based in the UK.
- Install the Bridgetown gem
- Familiarize yourself with the Command Line Usage and Site Configuration
- Explore the best options for Deploying Your Site when it's ready to go live
- Have questions? Check out our new Bridgetown Discussions on GitHub or chat on Discord
- Fork Bridgetown and contribute your own improvements!
Get Up to Speed
- Explore the Folder Structure of a Bridgetown website
- Start adding Pages and Posts
- Learn how Front Matter works
- Put information on your site with Variables and Data Files
- Customize the Permalinks your posts are generated with
- Use the built-in Liquid Tags and Filters to author sophisticated content and template designs
- Extend with Custom Plugins to generate content specific to your site
If you'd like to hack away on Bridgetown directly, you'll need to clone this repo and ensure the test suite passes. Note that this is a "monorepo", meaning that multiple Rubygem codebases are stored within a single repo.
$ git clone firstname.lastname@example.org:bridgetownrb/bridgetown.git $ cd bridgetown $ bundle # install development gems $ bundle exec rake # run the full test suite
After making changes in
bridgetown-core, if you want to run a single unit test, you can use the command:
$ script/test test/test_foo.rb
If you are only updating a Cucumber .feature file, you can use the command:
$ script/cucumber features/foo.feature
script/cucumber can be run without arguments to run its entire respective suite.
To switch one of your website repos to using the local gem, add the local gem path to the site's Gemfile as follows:
gem "bridgetown-core", path: "/path/to/bridgetown/bridgetown-core"
Code of Conduct
In order to have a more open and welcoming community, Bridgetown adheres to a code of conduct adapted from the Contributor Covenant.
Please adhere to this code of conduct in any interactions you have in the Bridgetown community. It is strictly enforced on all official Bridgetown repositories, websites, and resources. If you encounter someone violating these terms, please let one of our core team members know and we will address it as soon as possible.
Bridgetown is built by:
|Portland, OR||Portland, OR||Wilmington, NC||Providence, RI||Ny-Ålesund, Svalbard|
|Brighton, UK||Portland, OR||Vienna, Austria||Tokyo, Japan||London, UK|
|Lisbon, Portugal||Tripoli, Libya||Oaxaca, México||Wrocław, PL|
|Calgary, AB||North Carolina, US||Portland, OR||Budapest, Hungary|
|CDMX, México||Madrid, Spain||Shanghai, China||Fayetteville, AR||Anywhere|
Interested in joining the Bridgetown Core Team? Send a DM to Jared in Discord and let's chat!
The gem is available as open source under the terms of the MIT LICENSE file.