Docusaurus was designed from the ground up to be easily installed and used to get your website up and running quickly. To install Docusaurus, we have created an easy script that will get all of the infrastructure set up for you:
You have to be on Node >= 8.x and Yarn >= 1.5.
Go into the root of your GitHub repo directory where you will be creating the docs.
If you don't have Node 8.2+ or if you prefer to install Docusaurus globally, run
yarn global add docusaurus-initor
npm install --global docusaurus-init. After that, run
Along with previously existing files and directories, your root directory will now contain a structure similar to:
root-directory ├── docs-examples-from-docusaurus │ ├── doc1.md │ ├── doc2.md │ ├── doc3.md │ ├── exampledoc4.md │ └── exampledoc5.md └── website ├── blog-examples-from-docusaurus │ ├── 2016-03-11-blog-post.md │ ├── 2017-04-10-blog-post-two.md │ ├── 2017-09-25-testing-rss.md │ ├── 2017-09-26-adding-rss.md │ └── 2017-10-24-new-version-1.0.0.md ├── core │ └── Footer.js ├── package.json ├── pages ├── sidebars.json ├── siteConfig.js └── static
Running the Docusaurus initialization script,
docusaurus-init, produces a runnable, example website to base your site upon.
- In your root, rename
- Run the local webserver via
- Load the example site at http://localhost:3000. You should see the example site loaded in your web browser. There's also a LiveReload server running and any changes made to the docs and files in the
websitedirectory will cause the page to refresh.
Launching the server behind a proxy
If you are behind a corporate proxy, you need to disable it for the development server requests. It can be done using the
NO_PROXY environment variable.
SET NO_PROXY=localhost yarn start (or npm run start)
Updating Your Docusaurus Version
After Docusaurus is installed, moving forward, you can check your current version of Docusaurus by going into the
website directory and typing
yarn outdated docusaurus or
npm outdated docusaurus.
You will see something like this:
$ yarn outdated Using globally installed version of Yarn yarn outdated v1.5.1 warning package.json: No license field warning No license field info Color legend : "<red>" : Major Update backward-incompatible updates "<yellow>" : Minor Update backward-compatible features "<green>" : Patch Update backward-compatible bug fixes Package Current Wanted Latest Package Type URL docusaurus 1.0.9 1.2.0 1.2.0 devDependencies https://github.com/facebook/Docusaurus#readme ✨ Done in 0.41s.
If there is no noticeable version output from the
outdatedcommands, then you are up-to-date.
You can update to the latest version of Docusaurus by:
yarn upgrade docusaurus --latest
npm update docusaurus
If you are finding that you are getting errors after your upgrade, try to either clear your Babel cache (usually it's in a temporary directory or run the Docusaurus server (e.g.,
yarn start) with the