MkDocs: Deploy your Markdown documents on GitHub Pages

MkDocs is a static site generator that builds modern webpages based on your Markdown documents and a simple YAML file.

ref:
https://www.mkdocs.org/

Here is the website which is generated by MkDocs in this post:
https://awesome-python.com/
https://github.com/vinta/awesome-python

Installation

$ pip install mkdocs

Configuration

in mkdocs.yml

site_name: Awesome Python
site_url: https://awesome-python.com
site_description: A curated list of awesome Python frameworks, libraries and software
site_author: Vinta Chen
repo_name: vinta/awesome-python
repo_url: https://github.com/vinta/awesome-python
theme:
  name: material
  palette:
    primary: red
    accent: pink
extra:
  social:
    - type: github
      link: https://github.com/vinta
    - type: twitter
      link: https://twitter.com/vinta
    - type: linkedin
      link: https://www.linkedin.com/in/vinta
google_analytics:
  - UA-510626-7
  - auto
extra_css:
    - css/extra.css
nav:
  - "Life is short, you need Python.": "index.md"

There are more themes:

in Makefile

site_install:
    pip install -r requirements.txt

site_link:
    ln -sf $(CURDIR)/README.md $(CURDIR)/docs/index.md

site_preview: site_link
    mkdocs serve

site_build: site_link
    mkdocs build

site_deploy: site_link
    mkdocs gh-deploy --clean

Custom Domain for GitHub Pages

in docs/CNAME

awesome-python.com

After deploying your GitHub Page, just pointing your domain to following IPs with DNS A records:

  • 185.199.108.153
  • 185.199.109.153
  • 185.199.110.153
  • 185.199.111.153

ref:
https://help.github.com/articles/setting-up-an-apex-domain/#configuring-a-records-with-your-dns-provider
https://help.github.com/articles/troubleshooting-custom-domains/#https-errors

Automatic Deployment Via Travis CI

You need to

language: python

python:
  - "3.6"

script:
  - cp README.md docs/index.md
  - mkdocs build

deploy:
  provider: pages
  local-dir: site
  skip-cleanup: true
  keep-history: true
  github-token: $GITHUB_TOKEN
  on:
    branch: master

ref:
https://docs.travis-ci.com/user/deployment/pages/

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