Materials for the rstudio::conf 2019 Advanced R Markdown workshop
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Project Kickstart-R

Project Kickstart-R provides a minimal template to create a Landing Page and Knowledge Sharing Platform with Academic and (R) Markdown.

Academic is a framework to help you create a beautiful website quickly.

Check out the demo of what you'll get in less than 5 minutes or view the documentation.

Install in 5 Steps

Open RStudio and create a new project.

Run the following commands in RStudio to bootstrap your new project website with Project Kickstart-R:

  1. Install the Blogdown dependency:


  2. Install the Hugo dependency:


  3. Install the Academic dependency:

    blogdown::new_site(theme = "gcushen/hugo-academic", sample = FALSE, theme_example = FALSE)

  4. Download Project Kickstart-R:

    download.file( url = "", destfile="")

  5. Install Project Kickstart-R into your new project folder:

    unzip( zipfile = "", junkpaths = TRUE )

A browser tab should open, displaying your new website. Otherwise, check your RStudio console messages.

Finally, learn how to customize and deploy your site.


Copyright 2018-present George Cushen.

Released under the MIT license.