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Adam Miedema
Adam Miedema

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Add clickable anchor links to headers in Nuxt Content

When you're browsing documentation sites, you'll often see that there is a little link or hashtag icon that appears when you hover over header text.

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These are awesome because they link to the anchor tag for that header, making that specific section of documentation easier to share with others. 🤝

I created Cleavr's documentation site a while back using the NuxtJS Content module. If you visit their site, you'll notice they also have this feature enabled.

So, of course I wanted to do it for Cleavr's docs!

It's relatively easy to add, as there is an un-styled a href tag with classes icon and icon-link that you can tap into.

You'll just need to add some styles to expose the link.

I saw there was a reference on Create a Blog with Nuxt Content that tells you how to display it, but it only does half the job as I want the icons to only display when you hover over the header text.

If you are using Nuxt Content and TailwindCSS, here is a quick way to make it work:

Add an icon to static directory

For example, I added the hero icons link icon: static/icons/link.svg

Update CSS

Next, I updated the main.css file with the following:

.icon.icon-link {
  @apply absolute  opacity-0 h-4 -ml-6 w-10 bg-no-repeat;
  background-image: url('/icons/link.svg');
  margin-top: 6px

h2:hover .icon.icon-link, h3:hover .icon.icon-link, h4:hover .icon.icon-link, h5:hover .icon.icon-link {
  @apply opacity-100;
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And that's it!

For the hover over opacity, if you know of a cleaner looking way to do that, please comment below! 🙏

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