Static Assets

All assets (scripts, styles, and images, and SVGs) of a component should be contained within the individual component folder.

Images and SVGs should be placed into the assets folder:

├── assets/
|   ├── exampleImage.jpg
|   └── exampleIcon.svg

Compiling Assets

When gulp is running, all files (other than JavaScript and Stylus files) within the Components folder will be directly copied to the dist folder.

All stylus files, with the exception of partials, will be piped through Autoprefixer and then compiled into the dist folder as CSS. Learn more about component styles here.

Javascript files with the following file names only will be compiled to the dist folder using Babel:

  • script.js
  • auth.js
  • admin.js

Learn more about component scripts here.

Using Static Assets in the View

To use a static asset URL in the view of a component, it is necessary to use the Flynt Asset util within the addComponentData filter.

This is because all assets are automatically revisioned by gulp-rev (for example, exampleIcon.svgexampleIcon-d41d8cd98f.svg). With the Asset util, we can reference the rev-manifest and fetch the correct file. For example, in the functions.php of a component:


namespace Flynt\Components\ExampleComponent;

use Flynt\Utils\Asset;

add_filter('Flynt/addComponentData?name=ExampleComponent', function ($data)
    $data['downloadIconSrc'] = Asset::requireUrl('Components/ExampleComponent/assets/downloadIcon.svg');
    return $data;

In the index.twig view template, the downloadIcon variable can then be used:

<div is="flynt-example-component" class="flyntComponent">
  <img src="{{ downloadIconSrc }}" alt="">

Using Static Assets in Styles

To use static assets in style files, the path to the file must be included relative to the root of the theme. For example:

├── flynt-starter-theme
|  ├──Components
|  |  ├── ExampleComponent
|  |  |  ├── assets
|  |  |  |  └── downloadIcon.svg
|  |  |  └── style.styl

With the above file tree, downloadIcon.svg must be referenced inside style.styl as follows:

  background-image: url('../../Components/ExampleComponent/assets/downloadIcon.svg')