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Simple button

#Overview

This guide shows how to build a simple button component containing only a label and a link.

This is the simplest button component that you can create using Hygraph. It will let you add a URL and text for your button.

Simple button component with fieldsSimple button component with fields

#Core concepts

In this guide, you'll work with components and basic component fields. Let's look into these concepts:

  • Component: a pre-defined set of fields that can be reused across models and content entries. You can think of a component as a flexible, reusable template: you define the fields that will be used inside a component once, and then fill them with different content every time you use it in a content entry.

  • Basic component field: a component is a special field type in your Hygraph schema that defines which components of which type can be used in a model. Component fields can be of basic or modular types. A basic component field can only have one component attached to it. You can limit the number of component instances to one, or allow multiple component instances to be added in the content entry.

#What you can do

This guide offers two paths:

  • Path 1: Use this guide to create a simple button component that you can reuse across different models in your Hygraph projects.
  • Path 2: Clone the project that contains the entire Buttons cookbook to compare the different button configurations without having to clone multiple projects.

#Step-by-step guide

To build our simple button component, let's navigate to the Schema of our Hygraph project and click +Add next to Components.

The first step is to create the component itself. We'll use the following information:

FieldInput
Display NameSimple button
API IDSimpleButton
API ID PluralSimpleButtons

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We'll click Add component to save.

We can now start adding instances to this component.

Let's start with a Single line text field, which will be the label of our button. We'll find it on the Add fields right sidebar, click on it, and use the following information:

FieldInput
Display NameText
API IDtext
Use as title field checkboxLeave this checkbox selected
Localize field checkboxLeave this checkbox selected

Single line text fieldSingle line text field

We'll click Add to save.

Finally, let's add a Slug field, which will be our button URL. We'll find it on the Add fields right sidebar, click on it, and use the following information:

TabFieldInput
SettingsDisplay NameURL
SettingsAPI IDurl
SettingsLowercase checkboxLeave this checkbox selected
ValidationsSet field as unique checkboxLeave this checkbox selected
ValidationsMatch a specific pattern checkboxLeave this checkbox selected, and use the dropdown to select the URL pattern. Write "Input value does not match the expected format." in the Custom error message field.

Slug fieldSlug field

We'll click Add to save.

This is how you build a simple button component in Hygraph. You could add this component to different models in your schema.

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This guide helped you create the schema element yourself. Alternatively, you can clone a project containing all our button recipes.

Check out the next document section for that!

#Clone project

We have prepared a project that contains the entire Buttons cookbook:

Clone this project

This cookbook contains all the recipes we have so far to create buttons, so you can compare the different button configurations without having to clone multiple projects.

To find this particular recipe in the cookbook project, navigate to the schema and look for "Simple button".

This project also contains a demo model that includes all the button components as basic components, as well as a modular component that you can use as a button type selector.