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Plugins Command

New in Bridgetown 0.14, the plugins command allows you to display all custom or gem-based plugins you have loaded in the site along with other related infrastructure such as source manifests, generators, and builders.

Simply run bridgetown plugins list and you’ll get a printout in your terminal that looks something like this:

Registered Plugins: 5
                    bridgetown-sample-plugin (~> 1.0)
                    bridgetown-seo-tag (~> 3.0)
                    bridgetown-feed (~> 1.0)
                    plugins/builders/tags.rb
                    plugins/builders/newsletter_digest.rb
  Source Manifests: ---
            Origin: SamplePlugin
        Components: /path/to/bridgetown-sample-plugin/components
           Content: /path/to/bridgetown-sample-plugin/content
           Layouts: /path/to/bridgetown-sample-plugin/layouts
                    ---
          Builders: 3
                    SamplePlugin::Builder
                    NewsletterDigest
                    TagsBuilder
        Converters: 3
                    Bridgetown::Converters::Markdown
                    Bridgetown::Converters::SmartyPants
                    Bridgetown::Converters::Identity
        Generators: 5
                    Bridgetown::Builders::DocumentsGenerator
                    NewsletterDigest
                    Bridgetown::PrototypeGenerator
                    Bridgetown::Paginate::PaginationGenerator
                    BridgetownFeed::Generator

You can read more about builders, generators, etc. in the Plugins documentation.

Copying Files out of Plugin Source Folders

Bridgetown gem-based plugins/themes which provide source manifests may add content to your site such as layouts, pages, static files, and Liquid components from folders in the gem.

If you ever need to override some of that content, you can use the plugins cd command. The syntax is as follows:

bridgetown plugins cd <origin>/<dir>

where <origin> is one of the source manifest origins (like the SamplePlugin example above), and <dir> is one of the folder names (like Content or Layouts).

The command drops you in a new temporary shell where you can access the files, and when you’re done simply type exit to return to your site. In addition, you’re given the BRIDGETOWN_SITE environment variable as a way to reference your site from the temporary shell.

So for example if you wanted to copy all the layouts from a gem-based plugin into your own site layouts folder, it’s as simple as running:

bridgetown plugins cd AwesomePlugin/Layouts

cp -r * $BRIDGETOWN_SITE/src/_layouts
exit

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