Configuring the Blueprint

Control Panel
Version 2.0.0-beta1+
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The Meerkat blueprint is created automatically for you when Meerkat is installed, and the site reloaded or accessed for the first time. This blueprint can be found in the following directory (from the root of your Statamic 3 site):

├── blueprints/
|   ├── meerkat.yaml

Required Fields

Blueprints allow you to specify which form fields Meerkat should expect when it is handling comment submissions. You are free expand the fields in the blueprint, but the following fields are required in order to ensure Meerkat functions properly:

Handle Description
comment The submission's content.

In version 2.1.14-beta3, the name and email fields became optional.

Accessing the Blueprint

From within the Statamic Control Panel, select the "Blueprints" menu option on the left (labeled "1" in the figure below). Once the Blueprints page has loaded, Meerkat will have automatically added a new "Meerkat Comments" option (labeled "2" in the figure below) to the "Other" section.

Locating the Meerkat Blueprint

Still Can't Find It?

If the option does not appear for you, you may navigate to this page in your browser: <YOUR_URL>/cp/meerkat/blueprint. If this has happened on your site's installation, please open an issue at with your Meerkat version, Statamic version and a brief overview of what other blueprints you have configured.

Learning More

Statamic's blueprint system is pretty expansive; it is highly recommended that you review their documentation of the feature by visiting