Version: 2.0.0-alpha.50


To build the static files of your website for production, run:

npm run build

Once it finishes, you should see the production build under the build/ directory.

You can deploy your site to static site hosting services such as ZEIT Now, GitHub Pages, Netlify, Render, and Surge. Docusaurus sites are statically rendered so they work without JavaScript too!

Deploying to GitHub Pages

Docusaurus provides a easy way to publish to GitHub Pages. Which is hosting that comes for free with every GitHub repository.

docusaurus.config.js settings

First, modify your docusaurus.config.js and add the required params:

organizationNameThe GitHub user or organization that owns the repository. If you are the owner, it is your GitHub username. In the case of Docusaurus, it is "facebook" which is the GitHub organization that owns Docusaurus.
projectNameThe name of the GitHub repository. For example, the repository name for Docusaurus is "docusaurus", so the project name is "docusaurus".
urlURL for your GitHub Page's user/organization page. This is commonly
baseUrlBase URL for your project. For projects hosted on GitHub pages, it follows the format "/projectName/". For, baseUrl is /docusaurus/.

In case you want to use your custom domain for GitHub Pages, create a CNAME file in the static directory. Anything within the static directory will be copied to the root of the build directory for deployment.

You may refer to GitHub Pages' documentation User, Organization, and Project Pages for more details.


module.exports = {
url: '', // Your website URL
baseUrl: '/',
projectName: '',
organizationName: 'endiliey'

By default, GitHub Pages runs published files through Jekyll. Since Jekyll will discard any files that begin with _, it is recommended that you disable Jekyll by adding an empty file named .nojekyll file to your static directory.

Environment settings

Specify the Git user as an environment variable.

GIT_USERThe username for a GitHub account that has commit access to this repo. For your own repositories, this will usually be your GitHub username. The specified GIT_USER must have push access to the repository specified in the combination of organizationName and projectName.

There are two more optional parameters that are set as environment variables:

USE_SSHSet to true to use SSH instead of the default HTTPS for the connection to the GitHub repo.
DEPLOYMENT_BRANCHThe branch that the website will be deployed to, defaults to gh-pages for normal repos and master for repository names ending in
CURRENT_BRANCHThe branch that contains the latest docs changes that will be deployed. Usually, the branch will be master, but it could be any branch (default or otherwise) except for gh-pages. If nothing is set for this variable, then the current branch will be used.


Finally, to deploy your site to GitHub Pages, run:




cmd /C "set "GIT_USER=<GITHUB_USERNAME>" && yarn deploy"

Triggering deployment with Travis CI

Continuous integration (CI) services are typically used to perform routine tasks whenever new commits are checked in to source control. These tasks can be any combination of running unit tests and integration tests, automating builds, publishing packages to NPM, and deploying changes to your website. All you need to do to automate deployment of your website is to invoke the yarn deploy script whenever your website is updated. The following section covers how to do just that using Travis CI, a popular continuous integration service provider.

  1. Go to and generate a new personal access token.
  2. Using your GitHub account, add the Travis CI app to the repository you want to activate.
  3. Open your Travis CI dashboard. The URL looks like, and navigate to the More options > Setting > Environment Variables section of your repository.
  4. Create a new environment variable named GH_TOKEN with your newly generated token as its value, then GH_EMAIL (your email address) and GH_NAME (your GitHub username).
  5. Create a .travis.yml on the root of your repository with the following:
language: node_js
- '10'
- master
yarn: true
- git config --global "${GH_NAME}"
- git config --global "${GH_EMAIL}"
- echo "machine login ${GH_NAME} password ${GH_TOKEN}" > ~/.netrc
- yarn && GIT_USER="${GH_NAME}" yarn deploy

Now, whenever a new commit lands in master, Travis CI will run your suite of tests and if everything passes, your website will be deployed via the yarn deploy script.

Deploying to Netlify

To deploy your Docusaurus 2 sites to Netlify, first make sure the following options are properly configured:

module.exports = {
url: '', // url to your site with no trailing slash
baseUrl: '/', // base directory of your site relative to your repo

Then, create your site with Netlify.

While you set up the site, specify the build commands and directories as follows:

  • build command: npm run build
  • build directory: build

If you did not configure these build options, you may still go to "Site settings" -> "Build and deploy" after your site is created.

Once properly configured with the above options, your site should deploy and automatically redeploy upon merging to your deploy branch, which defaults to master.


Make sure to disable Netlify setting Pretty URLs to prevent lowercased URLs, unneccessary redirects and 404 errors.

Deploying to ZEIT Now

Deploying your Docusaurus project to ZEIT Now will provide you with various benefits in the areas of performance and ease of use.

Most importantly, however, deploying a Docusaurus project only takes a couple seconds:

  1. First, install their command-line interface:
npm i -g now
  1. Run a single command inside the root directory of your project:

That's all. Your docs will automatically be deployed.

Now you can connect your site to GitHub or GitLab to automatically receive a new deployment every time you push a commit.

Deploying to Render

Render offers free static site hosting with fully managed SSL, custom domains, a global CDN and continuous auto deploys from your Git repo. Deploy your app in just a few minutes by following these steps.

  1. Create a new Web Service on Render, and give Render permission to access your Docusaurus repo.

  2. Select the branch to deploy. The default is master.

  3. Enter the following values during creation.

    EnvironmentStatic Site
    Build Commandyarn build
    Publish Directorybuild

That's it! Your app will be live on your Render URL as soon as the build finishes.

Deploying to Surge

Surge is a static web hosting platform, it is used to deploy your Docusaurus project from command line in a minute. Deploying your project to Surge is easy and it is also free (including a custom domain and SSL).

Deploy your app in a matter of seconds using surge with the following steps:

  1. First, install Surge using npm by running the following command:
npm install --g surge
  1. To build the static files of your site for production in the root directory of your project, run:
npm run build
  1. Then, run this command inside the root directory of your project:
surge build/

First time users of Surge would be prompted to create an account from the command line(happens only once).

Confirm that the site you want to publish is in the build directory, a randomly generated subdomain * subdomain is always given(which can be edited).

Using your domain

If you have a domain name you can deploy your site using surge to your domain using the command:

surge build/

You site is now deployed for free at or depending on the method you chose.

Setting up CNAME file

Store your domain in a CNAME file for future deployments with the following command:

echo > CNAME

You can deploy any other changes in the future with the command surge.

Last updated on by Yangshun Tay