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Interesting in contributing to these docs? Please see CONTRIBUTING for details.


Create and update files in the content/dev and content/user folders, for developer and user documentation respectively.

Please do not make edits to other folders.

The files are in Markdown format. Details on file structure and contents are provided in CONTRIBUTING.

Local Dev Testing

First ensure that Hugo (v0.53 or greater) is installed on your system. On a Mac, use Homebrew:

brew install hugo && brew upgrade hugo

Installing Hugo on Windows takes a few more steps; do a web search for the most current instructions.

Once you have installed Hugo, fork this repository into your own github account, and then clone this project locally and do a submodule update to get all its dependencies:

git clone zendocs
cd zendocs
git submodule update --init --recursive

Now the site can be served locally with Hugo. During development, you can have Hugo spin up a local webserver and watch for changes.

cd zendocs
hugo server

The repository is based on the Docsy Documentation Template, in case you need a reference for troubleshooting purposes.


A docker-compose.yml is included. Please see documentation for your OS for installing docker & docker-comppose. using docker-compose up you can access the server on localhost:1313


If you discover any security related issues, please email instead of using the issue tracker.


The MIT License (MIT). Please see License File for more information.