Version: 2.0.0-alpha.58


Docusaurus provides a set of scripts to help you generate, serve, and deploy your website.

Once your website is bootstrapped, the website source will contain the Docusaurus scripts that you can invoke with your package manager:

// ...
"scripts": {
"start": "docusaurus start",
"build": "docusaurus build",
"swizzle": "docusaurus swizzle",
"deploy": "docusaurus deploy"

Docusaurus CLI commands

Below is a list of Docusaurus CLI commands and their usages:

docusaurus start

Builds and serves a preview of your site locally with Webpack Dev Server.


--port3000Specifies the port of the dev server.
--hostlocalhostSpecify a host to use. For example, if you want your server to be accessible externally, you can use --host
--hot-onlyfalseEnables Hot Module Replacement without page refresh as fallback in case of build failures. More information here.
--no-openfalseDo not open automatically the page in the browser.
--pollfalseUse polling of files rather than watching for live reload as a fallback in environments where watching doesn't work. More information here.

Please note that some functionality (for example, anchor links) will not work in development. The functionality will work as expected in production.

docusaurus build

Compiles your site for production.


--bundle-analyzerfalseAnalyze your bundle with the webpack bundle analyzer.
--out-dirbuildThe full path for the new output directory, relative to the current workspace.
--no-minifyfalseBuild website without minimizing JS/CSS bundles.

docusaurus swizzle


We highly discourage swizzling of components until we've reached a Beta stage. The components APIs have been changing rapidly and are likely to keep changing until we reach Beta. Stick with the default appearance for now if possible to save yourself some potential pain in future.

Change any Docusaurus theme components to your liking with docusaurus swizzle.

docusaurus swizzle <themeName> [componentName] [siteDir]
# Example (leaving out the siteDir to indicate this directory)
docusaurus swizzle @docusaurus/theme-classic DocSidebar

Running the command will copy the relevant theme files to your site folder. You may then make any changes to it and Docusaurus will use it instead of the one provided from the theme.


themeNameThe name of the theme you are using.
swizzleComponentThe name of the component to swizzle.

To unswizzle a component, simply delete the files of the swizzled component.

docusaurus deploy

Deploys your site with GitHub Pages. Check out the docs on deployment for more details.


--out-dirbuildThe full path for the new output directory, relative to the current workspace.
--skip-buildfalseDeploy website without building it. This may be useful when using custom deploy script.
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