We can save some effort in managing our collection by defining front matter defaults. This saves having to copy and paste common properties in every item’s front matter.

Step 1: Define a Default Layout for your collection

  - scope:
      path: ""
      type: "connecttech2018"
      layout: "default"
      title: Connect Tech 2018
      permalink: /:collection/:title

Save and Commit your changes.

Working Locally?

Don't forget to restart to pick up _config.yml changes.

While We Wait

What are Permalinks?

permalink is a built-in variable that Jekyll will use to create paths for your content. It has a placeholder syntax and helps with SEO to make your URIs easy to navigate.

Explore: How has your collection's URL changed?

Navigate to /connecttech2018 or /connecttech2018/ are you redirected?