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Version: 2.0.0-beta.0

docusaurus.config.js

Overview#

docusaurus.config.js contains configurations for your site and is placed in the root directory of your site.

Required fields#

title#

  • Type: string

Title for your website.

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
title: 'Docusaurus',
};

favicon#

  • Type: string

URL for site favicon. Example:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
favicon: 'https://docusaurus.io/favicon.ico',
};

You can also use the favicon URL relative to the static directory of your site. For example, your site has the following directory structure:

.
├── README.md
# ... other files in root directory
└─ static
└── img
└── favicon.ico

So you can refer it like below:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
favicon: 'img/favicon.ico',
};

url#

  • Type: string

URL for your website. This can also be considered the top-level hostname. For example, https://facebook.github.io is the URL of https://facebook.github.io/metro/, and https://docusaurus.io is the URL for https://docusaurus.io. This field is related to the baseUrl field.

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
url: 'https://docusaurus.io',
};

baseUrl#

  • Type: string

Base URL for your site. This can also be considered the path after the host. For example, /metro/ is the baseUrl of https://facebook.github.io/metro/. For URLs that have no path, the baseUrl should be set to /. This field is related to the url field.

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
baseUrl: '/',
};

Optional fields#

i18n#

  • Type: Object

The i18n configuration object to localize your site.

Example:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
i18n: {
defaultLocale: 'en',
locales: ['en', 'fr'],
localeConfigs: {
en: {
label: 'English',
direction: 'ltr',
},
fr: {
label: 'Français',
direction: 'ltr',
},
},
},
};
  • label: the label to use for this locale
  • direction: ltr (default) or rtl (for right-to-left languages like Araric, Hebrew, etc.)

noIndex#

  • Type: boolean

This option adds <meta name="robots" content="noindex, nofollow"> in pages, to tell search engines to avoid indexing your site (more information here).

Example:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
noIndex: true, // Defaults to `false`
};

onBrokenLinks#

  • Type: 'ignore' | 'log' | 'warn' | 'error' | 'throw'

The behavior of Docusaurus, when it detects any broken link.

By default, it throws an error, to ensure you never ship any broken link, but you can lower this security if needed.

note

The broken links detection is only available for a production build (docusaurus build).

onBrokenMarkdownLinks#

  • Type: 'ignore' | 'log' | 'warn' | 'error' | 'throw'

The behavior of Docusaurus, when it detects any broken markdown link.

By default, it prints a warning, to let you know about your broken markdown link, but you can change this security if needed.

onDuplicateRoutes#

  • Type: 'ignore' | 'log' | 'warn' | 'error' | 'throw'

The behavior of Docusaurus when it detects any duplicate routes.

By default, it displays a warning after you run yarn start or yarn build.

tagline#

  • Type: string

The tagline for your website.

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
tagline:
'Docusaurus makes it easy to maintain Open Source documentation websites.',
};

organizationName#

  • Type: string

The GitHub user or organization that owns the repository. Used by the deployment command.

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
// Docusaurus' organization is facebook
organizationName: 'facebook',
};

projectName#

  • Type: string

The name of the GitHub repository. Used by the deployment command.

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
projectName: 'docusaurus',
};

githubHost#

  • Type: string

The hostname of your server. Useful if you are using GitHub Enterprise.

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
githubHost: 'github.com',
};

githubPort#

  • Type: string

The port of your server. Useful if you are using GitHub Enterprise.

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
githubPort: '22',
};

themeConfig#

  • Type: Object

The theme configuration object, to customize your site UI like navbar, footer.

Example:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
themeConfig: {
hideableSidebar: false,
colorMode: {
defaultMode: 'light',
disableSwitch: false,
respectPrefersColorScheme: true,
switchConfig: {
darkIcon: '🌙',
lightIcon: '\u2600',
// React inline style object
// see https://reactjs.org/docs/dom-elements.html#style
darkIconStyle: {
marginLeft: '2px',
},
lightIconStyle: {
marginLeft: '1px',
},
},
},
navbar: {
title: 'Site Title',
logo: {
alt: 'Site Logo',
src: 'img/logo.svg',
},
items: [
{
to: 'docs/docusaurus.config.js',
activeBasePath: 'docs',
label: 'docusaurus.config.js',
position: 'left',
},
// ... other links
],
},
footer: {
style: 'dark',
links: [
{
title: 'Docs',
items: [
{
label: 'Docs',
to: 'docs/doc1',
},
],
},
// ... other links
],
logo: {
alt: 'Facebook Open Source Logo',
src: 'https://docusaurus.io/img/oss_logo.png',
},
copyright: `Copyright © ${new Date().getFullYear()} Facebook, Inc.`, // You can also put own HTML here
},
},
};

plugins#

  • Type: any[]
docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
plugins: [],
};

themes#

  • Type: any[]
docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
themes: [],
};

presets#

  • Type: any[]
docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
presets: [],
};

customFields#

Docusaurus guards docusaurus.config.js from unknown fields. To add a custom field, define it on customFields.

  • Type: Object
docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
customFields: {
admin: 'endi',
superman: 'lol',
},
};

Attempting to add unknown field in the config will lead to error in build time:

Error: The field(s) 'foo', 'bar' are not recognized in docusaurus.config.js

scripts#

An array of scripts to load. The values can be either strings or plain objects of attribute-value maps. The <script> tags will be inserted in the HTML <head>.

Note that <script> added here are render-blocking so you might want to add async: true/defer: true to the objects.

  • Type: (string | Object)[]

Example:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
scripts: [
// String format.
'https://docusaurus.io/script.js',
// Object format.
{
src:
'https://cdnjs.cloudflare.com/ajax/libs/clipboard.js/2.0.0/clipboard.min.js',
async: true,
},
],
};

clientModules#

An array of client modules to load globally on your site:

Example:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
clientModules: [
require.resolve('./mySiteGlobalJs.js'),
require.resolve('./mySiteGlobalCss.css'),
],
};

See also: getClientModules().

ssrTemplate#

An HTML template written in Eta's syntax that will be used to render your application. This can be used to set custom attributes on the body tags, additional meta tags, customize the viewport, etc. Please note that Docusaurus will rely on the template to be correctly structured in order to function properly, once you do customize it, you will have to make sure that your template is compliant with the requirements from upstream.

  • Type: string

Example:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
ssrTemplate: `<!DOCTYPE html>
<html <%~ it.htmlAttributes %>>
<head>
<meta charset="UTF-8">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=0.86, maximum-scale=3.0, minimum-scale=0.86">
<meta name="generator" content="Docusaurus v<%= it.version %>">
<%~ it.headTags %>
<% it.metaAttributes.forEach((metaAttribute) => { %>
<%~ metaAttribute %>
<% }); %>
<% it.stylesheets.forEach((stylesheet) => { %>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="<%= it.baseUrl %><%= stylesheet %>" />
<% }); %>
<% it.scripts.forEach((script) => { %>
<link rel="preload" href="<%= it.baseUrl %><%= script %>" as="script">
<% }); %>
</head>
<body <%~ it.bodyAttributes %> itemscope="" itemtype="http://schema.org/Organization">
<%~ it.preBodyTags %>
<div id="__docusaurus">
<%~ it.appHtml %>
</div>
<div id="outside-docusaurus">
<span>Custom markup</span>
</div>
<% it.scripts.forEach((script) => { %>
<script type="text/javascript" src="<%= it.baseUrl %><%= script %>"></script>
<% }); %>
<%~ it.postBodyTags %>
</body>
</html>
};

stylesheets#

An array of CSS sources to load. The values can be either strings or plain objects of attribute-value maps. The <link> tags will be inserted in the HTML <head>.

  • Type: (string | Object)[]

Example:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
stylesheets: [
// String format.
'https://docusaurus.io/style.css',
// Object format.
{
href: 'http://mydomain.com/style.css',
type: 'text/css',
},
],
};

titleDelimiter#

  • Type: string

A string that will be used as title delimiter in the generated <title> tag.

Example:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
titleDelimiter: '🦖', // Defaults to `|`
};

baseUrlIssueBanner#

  • Type: boolean

When enabled, will show a banner in case your site can't load its CSS or JavaScript files, which is a very common issue, often related to a wrong baseUrl in site config.

Example:

docusaurus.config.js
module.exports = {
baseUrlIssueBanner: true, // Defaults to `true`
};

baseUrlIssueBanner

caution

This banner need to inline CSS / JS.

If you have a strict Content Security Policy, you should rather disable it.

Last updated on by Sébastien Lorber