Using Jekyll files in Nuxt Content

Posted on July 4, 2020

I'm planning to convert my Jekyll based blog to Nuxt using the fantastic content plugin.

Jekyll puts, by convention, the post date in the file name, such as:

and automatically converts the slug removing that date in order to get:


Nuxt doesn't have that convention, therefore, if I would to use my Jekyll files without renaming them, I need to performe some data transformation during the build step.

I could rename them manually but I like to preserve the date in the file name because it keep them sorted in my file system.

Luckly, Nuxt Content has an Hook system for that kind of task. Here the code I've put in my nuxt.config.js to make the transformation:

hooks: {
  'content:file:beforeInsert': (document) => {
    const reg = /\d{4}-\d{2}-\d{2}/
    const mtc = reg.exec(document.slug)
    if (mtc) {
      document.slug = document.slug.substr(11)
      document.path = document.dir + '/' + document.slug

Since the markdown files are transformed into a JSON structure, we can transform them without worry about the markdown files completely.

Pretty neat!