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Terraform Website

This repository contains the build scripts, marketing content and some documentation for the Terraform Website, along with symlinks and submodules into both the core Terraform repo and the provider repos to include their documentation.

This is a Middleman project, which builds a static site from these source files.

The current approach used in this repository is a temporary compromise to allow us to execute the provider/core split without a drastic overhaul of the website build process. Unfortunately this current state has some limitations and annoying workflow, so later in this README there is some information on how to use this repository to test changes in the upstream repositories.

Contributions Welcome!

If you find a typo or you feel like you can improve the HTML, CSS, or JavaScript, we welcome contributions. Feel free to open issues or pull requests like any normal GitHub project, and we'll merge it in.

Running the Site Locally

The site can be run locally as follows:

  1. Install Docker if you have not already done so
  2. Clone this repo and run make sync then make website
  3. For future updates of provider documentation, run make sync again.

Then open up http://localhost:4567. Note that some URLs may need ".html" appended to make them work (in the navigation).

Previewing changes from the Provider or Core repositories

This repository has an ext subdirectory which contains submodules pointing into the Terraform core repository (ext/terraform) and the separated provider repositories (ext/providers/*). These are configured so that by default they will track the stable-website branch in each repository, but this can be temporarily overridden for local testing. For example:

$ cd ext/providers/rundeck
$ git status
... (should show either tracking stable-website branch, or some detached HEAD commit)
$ git fetch <your-repo-url> <your-branch-name>
$ git checkout FETCH_HEAD
... (will indicate that you are in a "detached HEAD state" against your branch)

If you are using the "running the site locally" setup described above, the site should immediately reload to reflect the new content. Sometimes this behaves strangely due to the shear number of files used with this website, so if things don't seem to be uploading you can try interrupting the make website command with Ctrl+C and re-running it.

For your-repo-url in the above example above, use the "Clone or Download" button on the main page of the repository where you are making your changes (e.g. your fork of a provider repo)

Once you are finished making your changes, you may wish to switch back to the stable-website branch:

$ cd ext/providers/rundeck
$ git checkout stable-website