Sometimes you might want to periodically build your website on Netlify, the answer isn’t that straight forward and some tools have gotchas.

I recently launched a re-write of my brothers Guitar teaching business website:, during this rewrite I implemented a feature where I wanted to fetch YouTube playlists at build time.

To achieve my goals, I wanted to scheduled builds of my Netlify website periodically. Netlify doesn’t have this feature built in, however what Netlify does have is a ‘webhook’ which you can call trigger to your build.

In this post I offer two ways to trigger this build, using Github Actions or CircleCI. …

George Griffiths

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