Installing Slate

Jon Kohler edited this page Jun 20, 2018 · 5 revisions


You're going to need:

  • Linux or macOS — Windows may work, but is unsupported. For OSX, see installing_nokogiri prior to getting started
  • Ruby, version 2.2.5 or newer
  • Bundler — If Ruby is already installed, but the bundle command doesn't work, just run gem install bundler in a terminal.

Getting Set Up

  1. Fork this repository on Github.
  2. Clone your forked repository (not our original one) to your hard drive with git clone
  3. cd slate
  4. Initialize and start Slate. You can either do this locally, or with Vagrant:
# either run this to run locally
bundle install
bundle exec middleman server

# OR run this to run with vagrant
vagrant up

You can now see the docs at http://localhost:4567. Whoa! That was fast!

What Now?

The next step is to learn how to edit source/ to change the content of your docs.

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