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Triggers when a new deploy of your site has failed.
Triggers when a new deploy of your site has started building.
Triggers when a new version of your site has successfully deployed.
Triggers when a form receives a new submission.
New Document Within a Firestore Collection
Performs a new deploy of an existing site.
Creates a new document within a Cloud Firestore collection.
Netlify is a platform that allows you to deploy static websites or sites build with serverless functions.
Cloud Firestore is a NoSQL cloud-hosted database provided by Google. It allows apps to store, sync and query data without requiring an external database.
Cloud Firestore is a scalable database built for the web. It provides real-time updates, and offline support, as well as flexible security rules. Cloud Firestore also provides offline support, global distribution of data, and transactional consistency. It’s powered by Google Cloud Storage and scales automatically with your application.
Step 1. Create a new project in Netlify with Firebase. You will get a dashboard with two key services – Netlify CMS and Firebase. Click on the “Firebase” button, then click on “Get started” and fplow the setup instructions. Once the setup is complete, you will be able to see your Firebase project in the dashboard. Click on “Netlify CMS” button after that (see step 2.
Step 2. Add a new site, then click on the “CMS” tab. On the next page, you should see all of your CMS content automatically imported from your Firebase project. Click on the “New post” button to start creating a new post. On this page, you should see a text box that says “Automatic publishing:”. Look at this text box, it has 3 options:
Automatic publishing . When enabled, post drafts are published when you save them. Drafts will remain unpublished until they are manually published or deleted by the user. Manually publish drafts . When enabled, draft posts will be published once you click Publish post at the bottom of the page. This option can be useful if you want to see what a draft looks like before it gets published to your site. Don’t publish drafts . Draft posts will not be published to your site. To publish a draft post, click Publish post at the bottom of the page.
The first option is the default option so I won’t mention it again in this step. It means all posts are published automatically with Netlify CMS when you save them (like WordPress. The second option is good for testing because it allows you to work on posts without publishing them to your site or you can choose not to publish posts by clicking Publish post at the bottom of the page. However, the third option is good for security purposes because it allows you to choose which posts are published on your site and which posts aren’t published on your site (like Medium. You can use this option to publish only posts that are approved by other team members like editors or managers (in fact, Medium uses this option for security reasons. In this tutorial, I’ll use this third option because I don’t want to publish all posts on my site and I want to review each post before publishing it on my site (like Medium. So from now on, I’ll use these settings for my posts. Automatic publishing. Don’t publish drafts. Manually publish drafts. Don’t publish drafts.
Step 3. Now let’s create a new post titled “Introduction to Cloud Firestore” using Netlify CMS editor (see below image):
Step 4. Type the content for your post in paragraph format into the editor and click on “Publish Post” button when you finish editing your post (see below image):
Now you should be able to see this post on your site. https://appointments-api-workshop-2019-276869.netlify.com/ thanks to automatic publishing using Netlify CMS and Firebase together (see below image):
After you have finished testing automatic publishing using Netlify CMS and Firebase together (see above image), go back to Netlify CMS site and change Automatic publishing. Don’t publish drafts to Automatic publishing. When enabled, post drafts are published when you save them (see below image):
Now go back to your site. https://appointments-api-workshop-2019-276869.netlify.com/ and try saving some posts then check if those posts are published on your site without any manual steps from now on (see below image):
In this part of my blog post, I would like to share the benefits of integrating Netlify with Cloud Firestore in my opinion:
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