Data Files

Available for Jekyll sites.

Create and manage Jekyll data files in CloudCannon.

Data files are YAML, JSON or CSV files located in the _data directory (configurable in _config.yml as data_dir). Use them to separate content from source code. The use cases for data files include: office locations, restaurant menus, staff members and opening hours.

The Content Editor is an easy-to-use editor that supports data files. To access the interface:

  1. Add a Jekyll site with at least one data file
  2. Open the file from Explore / Data section

Data files interface

Developers have access to the raw contents with the Source Editor.

The editor adapts to the type of data file opened:


A spreadsheet-like interface.



CSV interface


Group of input fields, similar to Front Matter.


- name: George Phillips
  email: george@cloudcannon.com
- name: Mike Neumegen
  email: mike@cloudcannon.com
- name: Ross Phillips
  email: ross@cloudcannon.com


    "name": "George Phillips",
    "email": "george@cloudcannon.com"
    "name": "Mike Neumegen",
    "email": "mike@cloudcannon.com"
    "name": "Ross Phillips",
    "email": "ross@cloudcannon.com"

YAML/JSON interface