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A clean, responsive documentation template theme for JSDoc 4.




See for a sample demo. 🚀


$ npm install docdash


Clone repository to your designated jsdoc template directory, then:

$ jsdoc entry-file.js -t path/to/docdash

Usage (npm)

In your projects package.json file add a new script:

"script": {
  "generate-docs": "node_modules/.bin/jsdoc -c jsdoc.json"

In your jsdoc.json file, add a template option.

"opts": {
  "template": "node_modules/docdash"

Sample jsdoc.json

See the config file for the fixtures or the sample below.

    "tags": {
        "allowUnknownTags": false
    "source": {
        "include": "../js",
        "includePattern": "\\.js$",
        "excludePattern": "(node_modules/|docs)"
    "plugins": [
    "opts": {
        "template": "assets/template/docdash/",
        "encoding": "utf8",
        "destination": "docs/",
        "recurse": true,
        "verbose": true
    "templates": {
        "cleverLinks": false,
        "monospaceLinks": false


Docdash supports the following options:

    "docdash": {
        "static": [false|true],         // Display the static members inside the navbar
        "sort": [false|true],           // Sort the methods in the navbar
        "sectionOrder": [               // Order the main section in the navbar (default order shown here)
        "disqus": "",                   // Shortname for your disqus (subdomain during site creation)
        "openGraph": {                  // Open Graph options (mostly for Facebook and other sites to easily extract meta information)
            "title": "",                // Title of the website
            "type": "website",          // Type of the website
            "image": "",                // Main image/logo
            "site_name": "",            // Site name
            "url": ""                   // Main canonical URL for the main page of the site
        "meta": {                       // Meta information options (mostly for search engines that have not indexed your site yet)
            "title": "",                // Also will be used as postfix to actualy page title, prefixed with object/document name
            "description": "",          // Description of overal contents of your website
            "keyword": ""               // Keywords for search engines
        "search": [false|true],         // Display seach box above navigation which allows to search/filter navigation items
        "commonNav": [false|true],      // Group all html code for <nav> in a fetched on each page (instead of include it in each html page, save {navSize}×{nb html pages} which can be huge on big project)
        "collapse": [false|true|top],   // Collapse navigation by default except current object's navigation of the current page, top for top level collapse
        "wrap": [false|true],           // Wrap long navigation names instead of trimming them
        "typedefs": [false|true],       // Include typedefs in menu
        "navLevel": [integer],          // depth level to show in navbar, starting at 0 (false or -1 to disable)
        "private": [false|true],        // set to false to not show @private in navbar
        "removeQuotes": [none|all|trim],// Remove single and double quotes, trim removes only surrounding ones
        "scripts": [],                  // Array of external (or relative local copied using templates.default.staticFiles.include) js or css files to inject into HTML,
        "ShortenTypes": [false|true], // If set to true this will resolve the display name of all types as the shortened name only (after the final period).
        "menu": {                       // Adding additional menu items after Home
            "Project Website": {        // Menu item name
                "href":"", //the rest of HTML properties to add to manu item
            "Forum": {
        "scopeInOutputPath": [false|true], // Add scope from package file (if present) to the output path, true by default.
        "nameInOutputPath": [false|true], // Add name from package file to the output path, true by default.
        "versionInOutputPath": [false|true] // Add package version to the output path, true by default. 

Place them anywhere inside your jsdoc.json file.


Thanks to lodash and minami.


Licensed under the Apache License, version 2.0. (see Apache-2.0).