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Official website for IPFS

This project builds out a static site to explain IPFS, ready for deployment on ipfs itself. It uses hugo to glue the html together. It provides an informative, public-facing website. The most important things are the words, concepts and links it presents.

The site content is in content/ directory.


> git clone


To deploy the site, run:

# Build out the optimised site to ./public, where you can check it locally.
> make

# Add the site to your local ipfs, you can check it via /ipfs/<hash>
> make deploy

# Save your dnsimple api token as auth.token
> cat "<api token here>" > auth.token

# Update the dns record for to point to the new ipfs hash.
> make publish-to-domain

The following commands are available:


Build the optimised site to the ./public dir

make serve

Preview the production ready site at http://localhost:1313 (requires hugo on your PATH)

make dev

Start a hot-reloading dev server on http://localhost:1313 (requires hugo on your PATH)

make minify

Optimise all the things!

make deploy

Build the site in the public dir and add to ipfs (requires hugo & ipfs on your PATH)

make publish-to-domain 🚀

Update the DNS record for (requires an auto.token file to be saved in the project root.)

If you'd like to update the dnslink TXT record for another domain, pass DOMAIN=<your domain here> like so:

> make publish-to-domain

See the Makefile for the full list or run make help in the project root. You can pass the env var DEBUG=true to increase the verbosity of your chosen command.

Latest Blog Posts

The IPFS Starlog list in the Latest section is populated from the IPFS blog, which has a separate build and deploy process. That process includes building an index.json file containing the latest post data in the blog's root directory. Latest posts can be rendered by this project via two mechanisms:

  1. Statically, at build time. The /layouts/partials/latest.html partial contains code (currently commented-out) which GETs index.json from its expected absolute URL and uses the returned data to populate the IPFS Starlog.
  2. Dynamically, via the /js/lib/blog-feed.js script. This script requests the resource at /ipns/ once the page has loaded to avoid any CORS concerns. If successful, the response will be used to overwrite any static content.


  • hugo to build website
  • Node.js and npm for build tools
  • ipfs to deploy changes
  • jq, curl and an auth.token file in the project root containing your dnsimple api token to update the dns

All other dependencies are pulled from npm and the Makefile will run npm install for you because it's nice like that.


Please do! Check out the issues, or open a PR!

Check out our notes on contributing for more information on how we work, and about contributing in general. Please be aware that all interactions related to IPFS are subject to the IPFS Code of Conduct.

Small note: If editing the README, please conform to the standard-readme specification.

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