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The Kubernetes documentation

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This repository contains the assets required to build the Kubernetes website and documentation. We're glad that you want to contribute!

Using this repository

You can run the website locally using Hugo, or you can run it in a container runtime. We strongly recommend using the container runtime, as it gives deployment consistency with the live website.


To use this repository, you need the following installed locally:

Before you start, install the dependencies. Clone the repository and navigate to the directory:

git clone
cd website

The Kubernetes website uses the Docsy Hugo theme. Even if you plan to run the website in a container, we strongly recommend pulling in the submodule and other development dependencies by running the following:

# install dependencies

# pull in the Docsy submodule
git submodule update --init --recursive --depth 1

Running the website using a container

To build the site in a container, run the following to build the container image and run it:

make container-image
make container-serve

Open up your browser to http://localhost:1313 to view the website. As you make changes to the source files, Hugo updates the website and forces a browser refresh.

Running the website locally using Hugo

Make sure to install the Hugo extended version specified by the HUGO_VERSION environment variable in the netlify.toml file.

To build and test the site locally, run:

make serve

This will start the local Hugo server on port 1313. Open up your browser to http://localhost:1313 to view the website. As you make changes to the source files, Hugo updates the website and forces a browser refresh.

Get involved with SIG Docs

Learn more about SIG Docs Kubernetes community and meetings on the community page.

You can also reach the maintainers of this project at:

Contributing to the docs

You can click the Fork button in the upper-right area of the screen to create a copy of this repository in your GitHub account. This copy is called a fork. Make any changes you want in your fork, and when you are ready to send those changes to us, go to your fork and create a new pull request to let us know about it.

Once your pull request is created, a Kubernetes reviewer will take responsibility for providing clear, actionable feedback. As the owner of the pull request, it is your responsibility to modify your pull request to address the feedback that has been provided to you by the Kubernetes reviewer.

Also, note that you may end up having more than one Kubernetes reviewer provide you feedback or you may end up getting feedback from a Kubernetes reviewer that is different than the one initially assigned to provide you feedback.

Furthermore, in some cases, one of your reviewers might ask for a technical review from a Kubernetes tech reviewer when needed. Reviewers will do their best to provide feedback in a timely fashion but response time can vary based on circumstances.

For more information about contributing to the Kubernetes documentation, see:


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Code of conduct

Participation in the Kubernetes community is governed by the CNCF Code of Conduct.

Thank you!

Kubernetes thrives on community participation, and we appreciate your contributions to our website and our documentation!

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