You can extend Blade in three different ways:
- Creating Custom Commands for Blade CLI
- Creating Custom Project Templates for Blade CLI
- Installing New Extensions for Blade CLI
There are a few use cases to consider when extending Blade CLI. For example, if you only want to add a new command that applies globally to all types of workspaces, you can create and install a new custom command as explained in the links above.
Alternatively, you may want a set of custom commands that only apply to a specific workspace environment. Normally, Liferay developers who use Blade CLI run a series of Blade commands that make sense in the default Liferay Workspace. What if the workspace, however, should support a containerized environment (e.g., Docker) or some other specialized environment? The commands used in the development workflow must complete the workflow differently.
To customize Blade CLI’s development workflow, you must create a Blade
profile. Blade profiles override existing Blade commands or add new
commands in a preserved environment that can be applied to any Liferay
Workspace. For example,
blade init for a profile
myprofile would override
init command to do something before/after the normal
command. For more information, see
Creating a Blade Profile.
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