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SourceCred Documentation

This repository is the source-of-truth for SourceCred's documentation.

The documentation website is based on Docusaurus 2 and you can read the documentation there for how to use it! Generally:

  • docusaurus.config.js holds configuration and metadata values
  • pages is for dynamic ad-hoc React pages
  • docs are for documentation content and pages
  • Sidebar items can by added by adding an entry to sidebars.js
  • The top navigation and footer is controlled by the themeConfig value in docusaurus.config.js

Once the structure of the site is developed, you shouldn't need to edit these fields too much! However if you want to add a new page (to pages or docs) please don't hesitate to open an issue - we are here to help you!


You can browse the markdown files under docs from the repository as is - these are organized by subfolder and the organization should be intuitive.


The steps for adding or editing any document means editing a markdown file in the docs folder. You can do this in the GitHub interface directly, or by cloning to your local machine, discussed next.

1. Get the code

You can clone the repository as follows:

git clone
cd docs


$ yarn

Local Development

$ yarn start

This command starts a local development server and open up a browser window. Most changes are reflected live without having to restart the server.


$ yarn build

This command generates static content into the build directory and can be served using any static contents hosting service.

2. Make Changes

At this point you can edit pages in pages or docs and add new pages as you see fit. See below for how to update the table of contents or navigation, and open an issue if you need some help!

Making a New Documentation Page

You can write a markdown file anywhere in docs that seems appropriate. The only difference is that you need to add a header snippet that looks like this:

title: Page Title
description: Write what this page is about here

Let's say that we put this in a file called docs/ This would render on the site to /docs/getting-started and we could add to our sidebar as such. How might we do that? In the sidebars.js it might look like this:

module.exports = {
  sidebar: {
    "🌎 Community": [
        "🧠 Concepts": [
    "🌟 Culture": ["culture/review_culture"],

The values such as community/intro represent the path of the markdown file you want to link to. You can nest categories inside eachother like "Concepts" is nested inside "Community".

You can read more about writing documentation pages in the Docusaurus docs.

Guide To Markdown Features

  • Learn about the various syntax you can use in the docs files
  • Learn how you can embed React Components within your markdown using MDX

Making a New Page

If you would like to create ad-hoc pages using React, you can do so by creating a js file in the pages directory. This will work like any other React web-app!

You can read more about creating pages in the Docusaurus docs.

Adding to Navigation

To add links to the top Navigation bar or Footer you can dit the docusaurus.config.js file.

module.exports = {
  themeConfig: {
    navbar: {
      title: "SourceCred",
      logo: {
        alt: "SourceCred Logo",
        src: "img/favicon.png",
      links: [
          to: "docs/community/intro",
          activeBasePath: "docs",
          label: "πŸ“– Docs",
          position: "left",
          href: "",
          label: "Github",
          position: "right",
        // ... other links

You can read more about configuring the navigation in the Docusaurus docs.

Adding an external markdown file from another repo

If a document lives in another repo, such as a README document, you can configure it to be automatically imported by adding a configuration in scripts/external-config.js

This allows there to be a source of truth elsewhere while still consolidating documents into our docs site. The external document will be automatically fetched by yarn build during deployment, or also can be fetched with the more specific yarn fetch-external command.

4. Open a Pull Request

Once you've made changes on your new branch, open a new pull request to have them reviewed! When they are merged to main they will go live on the site.

A Note On Comments

You can add a comment to a page using the following syntax:



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