# Personal Documentation Theme for VuePress npm version

Currently, completely refactoring code for vuepress v1, all components should be compatible.

This is the VuePress theme used for personal documentation. It has libaries for markdown-based diagramming tools, sortable/filterable table components and chartjs.

# Setup For Vuepress V1

  1. The theme was refactored completely to inherit from the base vuepress theme. Make sure to install the V1 for vuepress yarn install --global vuepress@next

  2. Get the beta version of the theme (soon to be non beta)

    yarn add vuepress-theme-idg -D
    
  3. Set up .vuepress/config.js. A minimual setup is below, note that mermaid does not need to be included as a plugin.

```js
// .vuepress/config.js
// this represents the minimal configuration
module.exports = {
  theme: 'idg',
  markdown: {
    extendMarkdown: md => {
      md.set({ html: true })
      md.use(require('markdown-it-katex'))
      md.use(require('markdown-it-plantuml'))
      md.use(require('markdown-it-admonition'))
    }
  }
}
```
  1. If you are adding vuepress to your local project, set up package.json and your file directory looks something like this
├ package.json
├ docs
├── .vuepress
├──── components
├──── public
├──── config.js
├──── index.styl
├──── palette.styl
├── Readme.md 
├──Readme.md
├── foo
├──── README.md
├──── doc1.md

If any issues arise, please review the documentation at https://v1.vuepress.vuejs.org/miscellaneous/migration-guide.html. The sample diagrams are components should work as it.

# Setup For Vuepress V0

  1. Install VuePress like normal

  2. Require this theme using the standard vuepress theme naming notation.

    yarn add -D vuepress-theme-idg
    
  3. Set up .vuepress/config.js. A minimual setup is below, note that mermaid does not need to be included as a plugin.

    // .vuepress/config.js
    module.exports = {
      theme: 'idg',
      markdown: {
        // options for markdown-it-anchor
        anchor: { permalink: true },
        // options for markdown-it-toc
        toc: { includeLevel: [1, 2,3, 4] },
        config: md => {
          // use more markdown-it plugins!
          md.use(require("markdown-it-katex"));
          md.use(require("markdown-it-plantuml"))
        }
      }
    }
    
  4. If you are adding vuepress to your local project, set up package.json and your file directory looks something like this

├ package.json
├ docs
├── .vuepress
├──── components
├──── public
├──── config.js
├──── override.styl
├── Readme.md 
├──Readme.md
├── foo
├──── README.md
├──── doc1.md

Also, make sure to include the scripts in package.json

{
  "scripts": {
    "docs:dev": "vuepress dev docs",
    "docs:build": "vuepress build docs"
  }
}

or use node_modules/vuepress/bin/vuepress instead of installing vuepress globally.

# Creating Diagrams

# Plantuml

Plantuml can be used like

@startuml
strict digraph meme {
  exists [color=blue]
  authenticate [color=blue]
  require
  create
  UserCreated
  destroy
  UserDestroyed
  get [color=blue]
  authenticate -> require
  create -> UserCreated
  destroy -> require
  destroy -> UserDestroyed
  get -> require
}
@enduml

# Mermaid

In addition to use mermaid diagrams add an components, taken from Vuepress Issue 111, obviously I expect vuepress to natively support mermaid, or have tighter integration in the future.

// .vuepress/components/mermaid.vue

<template>
  <div class="mermaid">
    <slot></slot>
  </div>
</template>

<script>
export default {
  mounted() {
    import("mermaid/dist/mermaid").then(m => {
      m.initialize({
        startOnLoad: true
      });
      m.init();
    });
  }
};
</script>

Mermaid components can be used like

<mermaid>
graph TD
  A[idg] -->|Get money| B(Go shopping)
  B --> C{Let me}
  C -->|Two| D[Laptop]
  C -->|Two| E[iPhone]
  C -->|Three| F[Car]
  C -->|Four| F[Mac]
</mermaid>

# Timeline

// .vuepress/components/sample-timeline.vue
<template>
  <timeline timeline-theme="lightblue">
    <timeline-title bg-color="#09FFAA">Road to Graduation</timeline-title>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#9dd8e0">First Year 1A</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#9dFFe0">First Year 1B</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#FFF000">Accepted Computer Engineering</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#cFe8eF">ENGR 1C (extra courses)</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#97Aec8">Second Year 2A</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#5744D4">ENGR 2.5</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#0F4859">Second Year 2B</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#094341">ENGR 001</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#825F03">ENGR 002</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#954F08">Third Year (3 classes)</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#A71490">Third Year 3B</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#C084A9">Third Year 3A</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#7B71C2">ENGR 003</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#2348B1">ENGR 004</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#915F15">Fourth Year 4B</timeline-item>
    <timeline-item bg-color="#0909FA">Fourth Year 4A</timeline-item>
  </timeline>
</template>
 
<script>
import { Timeline, TimelineItem, TimelineTitle } from 'vue-cute-timeline'
 
export default {
  components: {
    Timeline,
    TimelineItem,
    TimelineTitle
  }
}
</script>

and render it in the markdown file using <sample-timeline />.

# Using math

Katex can be created within a markdown file by, note that the necessary style sheet for markdown-it-katex is included in Layout.vue <link rel="stylesheet" href="https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/KaTeX/0.5.1/katex.min.css">.

$x^2=4$

# Rendering Charts

Using chartjs and vue-chartkick, allows for easy chart rendering from inside markdown files. What is good about vue-chartkick is highlightjs and google charts can be used instead.

For example the snippet below generates a pie chart, see chartjs for more details.

<pie-chart :data="[['Blueberry', 44], ['Strawberry', 23]]" :download="true" download="test"></pie-chart>

# Sortable and Filterable tables

For sortable and filterable tables, I am using the vue-good-table which has documentation in vuepress. In order to generate tables, use an vue component under .vuepress/components

//.vuepress/components/my-component.vue
<template>
  <div>
    <vue-good-table
      :columns="columns"
      :rows="rows"
     />
  </div>
</template>

<script>
import { VueGoodTable } from 'vue-good-table';

export default {
  name: 'my-component',
  // add to component
  components: { VueGoodTable},
  data(){
    return {
      columns: [
        {
          label: 'Name',
          field: 'name',
        },
        {
          label: 'Age',
          field: 'age',
          type: 'number',
        },
        {
          label: 'Created On',
          field: 'createdAt',
          type: 'date',
          dateInputFormat: 'YYYY-MM-DD',
          dateOutputFormat: 'MMM Do YY',
        },
        {
          label: 'Percent',
          field: 'score',
          type: 'percentage',
        },
      ],
      rows: [
        { id:1, name:"John", age: 20, createdAt: '201-10-31:9: 35 am',score: 0.03343 },
        { id:2, name:"Jane", age: 24, createdAt: '2011-10-31', score: 0.03343 },
        { id:3, name:"Susan", age: 16, createdAt: '2011-10-30', score: 0.03343 },
        { id:4, name:"Chris", age: 55, createdAt: '2011-10-11', score: 0.03343 },
        { id:5, name:"Dan", age: 40, createdAt: '2011-10-21', score: 0.03343 },
        { id:6, name:"John", age: 20, createdAt: '2011-10-31', score: 0.03343 },
      ],
    };
  },
};
</script>

In addition, use an custom style component to get the css classes for the production build.

//.vuepress/components/Styles.vue
<script>
import "vue-good-table/dist/vue-good-table.css";

export default {
  name: "Styles",
};
</script>

<style>
</style>

Render the table by placing <my-component />in a markdown file.

# Disclaimer

If you see any bugs feel free to make a pull request at Github or email me. Not a expert in vuepress at all or vue so there are ways to improve my implementations. In addition, some of the components do not work, do not hesitate to message me.

Made with ❤️ by Ahmad Mostafa - @z3by