Immediately send back a custom response while generation has not yet been performed.
docpad install generationmessage
plugins: generationmessage: generationMessageFile: '503-generation.html' # The path to the generation file.
Creating a generation message file
You can create a generation message file named "503-generation.html" under your documents or your files folder.
You can create a multi-extension document, such as "503-generation.html.jade", but:
- You will need to specify its path in the configuration.
- You can't use any template helpers as they're not guaranteed to be available at the time the file will be rendered.
- I created this plugin so that while the website is generating, Heroku's router won't time out and we can give a meaningful response to visitors.
- Most of the time it will still take time before the website will respond with the generation message due to DocPad's synchronous nature. To solve this, I imagine we would need to put several setImmediate calls to DocPad or TaskGroup, but that is outside the scope of this plugin.