pkgdown is designed to make it quick and easy to build a website for
your package. You can see pkgdown in action at
https://pkgdown.r-lib.org: this is the output of pkgdown applied to
the latest version of pkgdown. Learn more in
# Install release version from CRAN install.packages("pkgdown") # Install development version from GitHub devtools::install_github("r-lib/pkgdown")
Get started with usethis:
# Run once to configure your package to use pkgdown usethis::use_pkgdown()
Use pkgdown to update your website:
# Run to build the website pkgdown::build_site()
This generates a
docs/ directory containing a website. Your
README.md becomes the homepage, documentation in
man/ generates a
function reference, and vignettes will be rendered into
vignette("pkgdown") for more details and to learn how to
customise your site.
If you are using GitHub, the easiest way to make this your package website is to check into git, then go to settings for your repo and make sure that the GitHub pages source is set to “master branch /docs folder”. Be sure to update the URL on your github repository homepage so others can easily navigate to your new site.
In the wild
At last count, pkgdown is used by over 5,000 packages.
Here are a few examples created by contributors to pkgdown:
Comparing the source and output of these sites is a great way to learn new pkgdown techniques.
Code of conduct
Please note that this project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By participating in this project you agree to abide by its terms.