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    Install Plugins for Transforming Markdown with Gatsby

    Taylor BellTaylor Bell

    Gatsby makes use of various plugins for building static sites. Here we will install gatsby-source-filesystem and gatsby-transformer-remark to work with locally stored Markdown files.



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    Instructor: In order to have Gatsby convert our markdown into our site, we're going to need to install a couple of plugins. Let's do NPMinstall--save gatsby-source-filesystem@next and gatsby-transformer-remark@next.

    Once that's installed, we're going to create a new file called gatsby-config.JS, which contains some configuration for Gatsby in a J.S. file. We'll do module.exports. We'll provide a site metadata key, give it a title of my blog, and description of, this is my cool blog.

    Now that we have the site metadata object created, we'll add an array of plugins. First, we'll do gatsby-transformer-remark. Now we'll use an object because we're going to need to pass some options.

    We'll resolve our plugin gatsby-source-filesystem. Then it can take an options object with a name. We'll call it pages. Its path will be in our current directory, so we'll do a string template with double underscore dirname/SRC/pages.