Variations

Keep variations in YAML

You may generate different versions of a partial, page, or entire site based on a condition such as the locale of a page, the build environment (i.e. staging or production) or the page that a partial is used on. In all cases, variations should be configured in front matter rather than the template.

/content/pages/gallery.yaml
[email protected]: My Gallery
[email protected][email protected]: My Canadian Gallery

partials:
- partial: gallery
  [email protected]_FR: gallery gallery--large
  image: !g.static /source/images/image.png
  [email protected]_FR: !g.static /source/images/image.png
  [email protected](en_AU|en_GB): !g.static /source/images/image-celsius.png

Avoid variations in views

Keeping the variations managed in front matter increases maintainability and further follows the best practice of separating content (YAML/Markdown) from presentation (Jinja templates). Avoid placing environment and locale logic in views.

{# DONT #}
{% if doc.locale.language == 'en' %}
  <h1>My English title</h1>
{% else %}
  <h1>All other titles</h1>
{% endif %}

Leverage localization groups

If you have several variations to maintain in multiple places, use a localization group to centrally manage locales in one place, rather than duplicating the locales in multiple keys.

/content/pages/gallery.yaml
...

$localization:
  groups:
    fahrenheit:
    - en_BZ
    - en_US
    celsius:
    - en_GB
    - en_AU
    - en_NZ

...

image: !g.static /source/images/default.png
[email protected]: !g.static /source/images/fahrenheit.png
[email protected]: !g.static /source/images/celsius.png