Cookbook - Sections

Modern webpages are often composed of many different sections.

Things like hero banners, testimonials, FAQs or simple text blocks.

Developers implement these as reusable components with props.

But how do we allow non-technical people to use them in Orbitype?


Think of your pages as stack of sections from top to bottom.

Each section is self-contained and configurable with props.

Without a CMS, your templates might look something like this:



<SectionHero title="Orbitype" subtitle="A modern CMS"/>

<SectionFigure img=".../foo.png" caption="Lorem ipsum"/>


To make this dynamic, start by moving the hard-coded content over to Orbitype.

Translate the HTML to an equivalent JSON structure holding the props.

Define the component to render in the special _orbi field.

// home.json


"sections": [


"title": "Orbitype",

"subtitle": "Lorem ipsum",

"_orbi": { "component": "SectionHero" }



"img": ".../foo.png",

"caption": "Lorem ipsum",

"_orbi": { "component": "SectionFigure" }




Dynamic templates

By using a glob import and dynamic resolution,

you can create a dynamic AnySection component.


<script setup lang="ts">

const all = import.meta.glob("~/components/sections/*.vue", { eager: true })

const components = Object.values(all).map((x) => x.default)

defineProps<{ data: Record<string, any> }>()




:is=" components.find((x) => x.__name === data._orbi.component)"




Next, replace your hard-coded list of components with a loop of AnySection.

Pass the data from Orbitype as the array to loop over.


<script setup lang="ts">

const page = await $fetch(import.meta.env.VITE_S3_URL + "/pages/home.json")



<AnySection v-for="section of page.sections" :data="section"/>


And you're done!

You can now add, remove, modify and reorder sections in Orbitype.

All without touching a single line of code.

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