Starter Kits

Hospitality and Restaurant Starter Kit

A Starter Kit for building hospitality and restaurant-themed websites. Add menus, maps, galleries, pricing, team members and more with this rich Starter Kit for ApostropheCMS.
> apos create my-app --starter=hospitality

Hospitality & Restaurant Starter Kit

A starter kit for building hospitality and restaurant-themed websites. Add menus, maps, galleries, pricing, team members and more with this rich starter kit for ApostropheCMS.

Demo

Get started

Method 1

  1. Install the project using the Apostrophe CLI tool using:
    apos create my-project --starter=hospitality
    
  2. Start the site using:
    npm run dev
    
  3. Login using the credentials created during project creation - note that the username is admin

Method 2

  1. Clone the template locally. You can use the GitHub desktop app or the CLI
  2. Install dependencies using: npm install
  3. Create Admin user
    node app @apostrophecms/user:add admin admin
    
  4. Start the site using:
    npm run dev
    
  5. Login using the credentials just created - note that the username is admin

Theming

Colors, fonts, and other aesthetic variables are set in modules/asset/ui/src/scss/_theme.scss. These can be overridden by making changes directly in the _theme.scss file.

The hospitality starter kit uses fonts provided by Google. These are imported into the primary layout file in views/layout.html:19

Maps and Geocoding

This project comes with a map widget that geocodes addresses to points on the map. Geocoding is provided by node-geocoder. You must configure a geocoding service provider and API key in order to use it. See a list of geocoding service providers.

To configure your project's geocoding service provider see modules/content-widget-modules/modules.js

  'map-widget': {
    options: {
      geocoderSettings: {
        // For a full list of the node-geocoder npm package options please view the modules documentation - https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-geocoder
        // Requred
        provider: 'mapbox',

        // Optional depending on the providers
        apiKey: process.env.GEOCODER_API_KEY, // for Mapquest, OpenCage, Google Premier
        formatter: null, // 'gpx', 'string', ...
        minConfidence: 0.5,
        limit: 1
      }
    }
  },

More configuration details for node-geocoder noted here.

Making use of the .env set up

There is a .env.sample file located within the top-level directory. To set up the .env file:

  • Either rename this file to .env or,
  • Add a new file named .env and copy the contents from .env.sample

Next, these variables need to have values set:

GEOCODER_API_KEY= must be the value of the geocoder provider

Running the project

Run npm run dev to build the Apostrophe UI and start the site up. Remember, this is during alpha development, so we're all in "dev mode." The dev script will watch for saves in client-side CSS and Javascript and trigger a build and page refresh if they are detected. It will also restart the app when the server-side code is saved.

Making it your own

This starter kit is designed so you can install and start running it right away. If you are starting a project that will go into production one day, there are a few things you should be sure to check:

  • Update the shortname. This step is not needed if you used the CLI tool for installation as it was preformed for you. The shortname option in app.js is used for the database name (unless another is given in the @apostrophecms/db module). You should change this to an appropriate project name before you start adding any users or content you would like to keep.
  • Update the Express.js session secret. The secret is set to undefined initially in the modules/@apostrophecms/express/index.js file. You should update this to a unique string.
  • Decide if you want hot reloading on. This starter kit uses nodemon to restart the app when files are changed. In modules/@apostrophecms/asset/index.js there is an option enabled to refresh the browser on restart. If you like this, do nothing. If you don't, remove the option or set it to false. The option has no effect when the app is in production.

ApostropheCMS module extensions

The below ApostropheCMS extensions have been included within this theme's main ApostropheCMS app.js file.

Themes imported NPM Packages

  • dotenv. "dotenv" is a npm package that loads environment variables from a .env file. It's useful for securely storing sensitive information like API keys, passwords, and other configuration settings.

    The import statement should only be set within the main ApostropheCMS app.js file:

    require('dotenv').config();
    

    You can then reference environment variables within the server js files for Apostrophe,

    const port = process.env.PORT || 3000;
    const dbHost = process.env.DB_HOST || 'localhost';
    const dbUser = process.env.DB_USER;
    const dbPassword = process.env.DB_PASSWORD;
    
  • rfs (Responsive Font Sizing). The "rfs" package is a node.js module that provides a simple way to create responsive and fluid typography in CSS. It allows you to define font sizes using a unitless value (usually "rem") and automatically adjust them based on the viewport or container width.

    Mainly used within modules/asset/ui/src/_typography.scss file for consistent rem based font sizing. Usage applied to headings and paragraphs.

    E.g @include font-size($h1-font-size) where $h1-font-size is a rem value determined by a base value.

    in this theme a default of 16px: $h1-font-size: $font-size-base * 3; // 48px

  • swiper (Slideshows). The "swiper" package is a JavaScript library for creating responsive and touch-enabled sliders, carousels, and other interactive content on the web. Its usage within this theme is located at modules/content-widget-modules/image-gallery-widget

    You can import it in your JavaScript file using the import statement:

    import Swiper from 'swiper/bundle';
    

    Then, you can create a new instance of the "swiper" class and pass in a configuration object with your desired options. For example:

    const mySwiper = new Swiper('.swiper-container', {
      // Optional parameters
      direction: 'horizontal',
      loop: true,
    
      // Navigation arrows
      navigation: {
        nextEl: '.swiper-button-next',
        prevEl: '.swiper-button-prev',
      },
    
      // And more...
    });
    
  • photoswipe (Lightbox) "PhotoSwipe Lightbox" is a plugin for the popular JavaScript library "PhotoSwipe" that simplifies the process of creating responsive image galleries with lightbox functionality. It offers an easy-to-use API for adding lightboxes to your images and is highly customizable and flexible.

    Its usage within this theme is located at modules/content-widget-modules/image-gallery-widget, and is applied in conjunction with the swiper npm package.

    You can import it in your JavaScript file using the import statement:

    import PhotoSwipeLightbox from 'photoswipe/lightbox';
    import PhotoSwipe from 'photoswipe';
    

    Then, you can create a new instance of the "Photoswiper lightbox" class and pass in a configuration object with your desired options. For example:

    // Photoswiper lightbox and gallery
    const photoSwipeOptions = {
        gallery: '#imageGallery',
        pswpModule: PhotoSwipe,
        // set background opacity
        bgOpacity: 1,
        showHideOpacity: true,
        children: 'a',
        loop: true,
        showHideAnimationType: 'fade', /* options: fade, zoom, none */
        
        /* Click on image moves to the next slide */
        imageClickAction: 'next',
        tapAction: 'next',
        
        /* ## Hiding a specific UI element ## */
        zoom: false,
        close: true,
        counter: true,
        arrowKeys: true
    };
    
    const lightbox = new PhotoSwipeLightbox(photoSwipeOptions);
    
    lightbox.init();
    
  • Node-geocoder is an npm package that simplifies geocoding and reverse-geocoding in Node.js. It supports various geocoding services, allowing developers to convert addresses to coordinates and vice versa with ease.

    See a basic example of this package below:

    const NodeGeocoder = require('node-geocoder');
    

    Then, you can create a new instance of the "Map" class and add one or more layers to it. For example:

    const options = {
      // For a full list of the node-geocoder npm package options please view the modules documentation - https://www.npmjs.com/package/node-geocoder
      // Requred
      provider: 'mapbox',
    
      // Optional depending on the providers
      apiKey: 'include provider apikey', // for Mapquest, OpenCage, Google Premier
      formatter: null, // 'gpx', 'string', ...
      minConfidence: 0.5,
      limit: 1
    };
    const geocoder = NodeGeocoder(options);
    const geocoderAddress = await geocoder.geocode(data.widget.address);
    
  • ol (Maps) The "ol" package is a JavaScript library for creating interactive maps on the web. Its usage within this theme is located at modules/content-widget-modules/map-widget

    See a basic example of this package below:

    import { Map, View } from 'ol';
    import TileLayer from 'ol/layer/Tile';
    import OSM from 'ol/source/OSM';
    

    Then, you can create a new instance of the "Map" class and add one or more layers to it. For example:

    const map = new Map({
      target: 'map',
      layers: [
        new TileLayer({
          source: new OSM(),
        }),
      ],
      view: new View({
        center: [0, 0],
        zoom: 2,
      }),
    });
    
  • AOS (Animations) Animate On Scroll (AOS) library allows you to animate elements as you scroll down and up. If you scroll back to top, elements will animate to their previous state and are ready to animate again if you scroll down.

    You can import it in your JavaScript file (modules/asset/ui/src/index.js) using the import statement:

    import AOS from 'aos';
    

    Then, initialize AOS. For example:

    AOS.init();
    

    For usage within this theme, Create an instance of 'aosSchema' in your widget and add it as a field. For example:

    const aosSchema = require('../../../lib/aosSchema.js');
    
    add: {
      ...aosSchema
    }
    

Advanced Apostrophe configuration

Right now, all the juicy info is in the ApostropheCMS docs, so head over there and start reading! This starter kit project is a fun introduction to the UI, but you'll want to know more to really try it out.

Thanks

Thanks to our partner Hellocomputer

About Apostrophe

ApostropheCMS is a powerful content management system designed for developers who want to build dynamic and robust websites and applications. The intuitive admin interface provides a user-friendly editing experience, empowering content editors to create and update content effortlessly. As a developer, you have complete control over the content structure, defining custom schemas, and creating relationships between different content types.

With its developer-friendly architecture, ApostropheCMS provides the flexibility and extensibility you need to build a simple blog, an enterprise-level website, or a complex web application.

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Updated

11 months ago

Version

1.0.0

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