build_site() is a convenient wrapper around four functions:
See the documentation for the each function to learn how to control that aspect of the site.
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Path to source package. If R working directory is not set to the source directory, then pkg must be a fully qualified path to the source directory (not a relative path).
Location in which to save website, relative to package path.
Run examples that are surrounded in \dontrun?
Use mathjax to render math symbols?
Seed used to initialize so that random examples are reproducible.
The encoding of the input files.
There are five top-level YAML settings that affect the entire site:
title overrides the default site title, which is the package name.
It's used in the page title and default navbar.
You can also provided information to override the default display of
the authors. Provided a list named with the name of each author,
href to add a link, or
html to override the
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authors: Hadley Wickham: href: http://hadley.nz RStudio: href: https://www.rstudio.com html: <img src="http://tidyverse.org/rstudio-logo.svg" height="24" />
navbar controls the navbar at the top of the page. It uses the same
syntax as RMarkdown.
The following YAML snippet illustrates some of the most important features.
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navbar: type: inverse left: - text: "Home" href: index.html - text: "Reference" href: reference/index.html - text: "Articles" menu: - text: "Heading 1" - text: "Article A" href: articles/page_a.html - text: "Article B" href: articles/page_b.html - text: "---------" - text: "Heading 2" - text: "Article C" href: articles/page_c.html - text: "Article D" href: articles/page_d.html right: - icon: fa-github fa-lg href: https://example.com
type to choose between "default" and "inverse" themes.
You position elements by placing under either
Components can contain sub-
menus with headings (indicated by missing
href) and separators. Currently pkgdown only supports fontawesome
icons. You can see a full list of options at
Any missing components (
will be automatically filled in from the default navbar: you can see
those values by running
You can get complete control over the appearance of the site using the
template component. There are two components to the template:
the HTML templates used to layout each page, and the css/js assets
used to render the page in the browser.
The easiest way to tweak the default style is to use a bootswatch template,
by passing on the
bootswatch template parameter to the built-in
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template: params: bootswatch: cerulean
See a complete list of themes and preview how they look at https://gallery.shinyapps.io/117-shinythemes/:
Optionally provide the
ganalytics template parameter to enable
https://www.google.com/analytics/. It should
correspond to your
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template: params: ganalytics: UA-000000-01
You can also override the default templates and provide additional
assets. You can do so by either storing in a
or by supplying
asset_path. To suppress inclusion
of the default assets, set
default_assets to false.
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template: package: mycustompackage # OR: template: path: path/to/templates assets: path/to/assets default_assets: false
These settings are currently recommended for advanced users only. There is little documentation, and you'll need to read the existing source for pkgdown templates to ensure that you use the correct components.
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## Not run: build_site() ## End(Not run)
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