Rebuild static website on content change

I have a Strapi CMS and Gridsome static website as 2 components on App platform. Is there a way to rebuild the static website on change using Strapi’s webhooks?

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Bobby Iliev
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June 18, 2021
Accepted Answer

Hi there @stfnnklc,

It looks like that a similar question has been discussed previously here. What you could do is use the DigitalOcean API to force a rebuild for your application.

You would need to make a POST request to the /v2/apps/<app_id>/deployments route and pass a JSON document for the body. You can set the force_build option in it like so:

curl \
    -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
    -H "Authorization: Bearer TOKEN" \
    "<app_id>/deployments" \
    -XPOST \
    -d '{"force_build": true}'

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby

If someone want to use the new DO serverless functions:

function main(args) {
  const https = require('https');
  const url = '';
  const data = JSON.stringify({"force_build": true});

  const options = {
    host: '',
    port: 443,
    path: '/v2/apps/<APP_ID>/deployments',
    method: 'POST',
    headers: {
      'Authorization': 'Bearer <TOKEN>',
      'Content-Type': 'application/json',
      'Content-Length': data.length

  var req = https.request(options, function(res) {
    console.log("statusCode: ", res.statusCode);
    console.log("headers: ", res.headers);

    res.on('data', function(d) {

  req.write(data); // Write the request body

With the new DO serverless functions you could receive the Strapi webhook request and then trigger the deployment.

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