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 released version from CRAN install.packages("pkgdown")
Get started with usethis:
# Run once to configure your package to use pkgdown usethis::use_pkgdown()
Then use pkgdown to build your website:
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 deploy your site to GitHub pages.
pkgdown 2.0.0 and Bootstrap 5
pkgdown 2.0.0 includes an upgrade from Bootstrap 3 to Bootstrap 5, which is accompanied by a whole bunch of minor UI improvements. If you’ve heavily customised your site, there’s a small chance that this will break your site, so everyone needs to explicitly opt-in to the upgrade by adding the following to
template: bootstrap: 5
Then learn about the many new ways to customise your site in
In the wild
At last count, pkgdown is used by over 6,000 packages. Here are a few examples created by contributors to pkgdown:
bayesplot (source): plotting functions for posterior analysis, model checking, and MCMC diagnostics.
valr (source): read and manipulate genome intervals and signals.
mkin (source): calculation routines based on the FOCUS Kinetics Report
NMF (source): a framework to perform non-negative matrix factorization (NMF).
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.