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MkDocs

MkDocs is static site generator that's geared towards building project documentation. Documentation source files are written in Markdown, and configured with a singl...

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What is MkDocs?

MkDocs is static site generator that's geared towards building project documentation. Documentation source files are written in Markdown, and configured with a single YAML configuration file.

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MkDocs Features

  1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsMkDocs can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.

MkDocs information

  • Developed byTom Christie
  • LicensingOpen Source (BSD-2-Clause) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • RatingAverage rating of 3.5
  • Alternatives47 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

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  •  15,806 Stars
  •  2,167 Forks
  •  137 Open Issues
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Feliz
  
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So powerful while being simple, open, extensible and based on markdown.

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luarocks
  
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Perfect online-wiki tool. Support all features that I can only wish as extensions.

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alexandrezanni
  
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Clunky documentation tool, supports the very old original markdown syntax not CommonMark (best) or GFM (okish). So writting doc is a nightmare as you don't have autolink without a plugin, you need to have exactly 4 spaces for lists (2 doesn't work) no table support, etc.

Also the dependencies are often breaking while installing, and the maintainer is stuborn and doesn't want any new features.

[Edited by alexandrezanni, September 01]

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amiroff

I would advice a tool I wrote, NextBook for you, literally one-click deployment. http://next-book.vercel.app/

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alexandrezanni

Yay I tried it and it's a lot better.

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wlmg
  
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I like mkdocs because its so easy to set up. However, if you're planning to use versioning — you'll have quite a bit of trouble as there is no native support for it and the extensions available are still in the 'workaround' state

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