Apologies for what seems like a pretty basic question. I’m developing a custom theme and I’m looking to make use of some external libraries to add functionality to my theme.
I have taken the start theme and successfully added that to a local instance of ghost.
In this case I added the
yarn add typewriter-effect and it installed the library and added it as a project dependency. I then thought all I needed to do was start using it. I added a script block to the bottom of a custom page and placed in my typewriter sample animated text instructions. Refreshing the page the console said
Reference Error: Typewriter variable not found.
I tried adding the CDN reference to the bottom of the
default.hbs area above
</body> but that made no difference. I finally added the CDN reference above the other script at the bottom of my custom page and it is currently working.
So my questions are:
If I have installed the package as part of the project why do I need to provide a reference via CDN? I can see I could use CDN instead of the installed package, but shouldn’t it work with the installed package too?