Editing Content

You can edit your website's content in two ways - via a convenient web-based GUI or simply using a text-editor and a file browser. Automad supports the Markdown Extra syntax for formatting and structuring your content.
Automad understands the glob syntax when selecting files within any tool or extension.
To protect your email from spam, Automad also tries to obfuscate your email addresses.

Accessing The GUI

By default, you can access Automad's GUI by navigating to the /gui page on your website. For example when your site's URL is http://yoursite.com you can get to the graphical user interface via http://yoursite.com/gui.

How Automad Stores Content

Content (text) gets stored in human readable text files, organized in a directory tree. The directory tree, starting at /pages, reflects the site's structure. A directory containing a .txt file is recognized as a page automatically. It is also possible to store media files along with that text file. There is no limit for the level of subpages.
Using the GUI is not necessary at all, but instead you can build up your site by using your preferred text-editor and a normal file browser.

A Typical Text File

Take a look at the sample content to get started!

Automad uses variables as placeholders for your content. A text file consists of multiple variables saved in a key: value combination, separated by a new line only containing a single -, like this:

title: Your Page's Title
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text: Your page's text goes here ...
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another_text: ... some more here.
See also