Deployment

The following guides are based on some shared assumptions:

  • You are placing your Markdown source files inside the docs directory of your project;
  • You are using the default build output location (.vuepress/dist);
  • You are using yarn classicopen in new window as package manager, while npm is also supported;
  • VuePress is installed as a local dependency in your project, and you have setup the following script in package.json:
{
  "scripts": {
    "docs:build": "vuepress build docs"
  }
}
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GitHub Pages

  1. Set the correct base config.

    If you are deploying to https://<USERNAME>.github.io/, you can omit this step as base defaults to "/".

    If you are deploying to https://<USERNAME>.github.io/<REPO>/, for example your repository is at https://github.com/<USERNAME>/<REPO>, then set base to "/<REPO>/".

  2. Choose your preferred CI tools. Here we take GitHub Actionsopen in new window as an example.

    Create .github/workflows/docs.yml to set up the workflow.

Click to expand sample config
name: docs

on:
  # trigger deployment on every push to main branch
  push:
    branches: [main]
  # trigger deployment manually
  workflow_dispatch:

jobs:
  docs:
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest

    steps:
      - uses: actions/checkout@v2
        with:
          # fetch all commits to get last updated time or other git log info
          fetch-depth: 0

      - name: Setup Node.js
        uses: actions/setup-node@v1
        with:
          # choose node.js version to use
          node-version: '14'

      # cache node_modules
      - name: Cache dependencies
        uses: actions/cache@v2
        id: yarn-cache
        with:
          path: |
            **/node_modules
          key: ${{ runner.os }}-yarn-${{ hashFiles('**/yarn.lock') }}
          restore-keys: |
            ${{ runner.os }}-yarn-

      # install dependencies if the cache did not hit
      - name: Install dependencies
        if: steps.yarn-cache.outputs.cache-hit != 'true'
        run: yarn --frozen-lockfile

      # run build script
      - name: Build VuePress site
        run: yarn docs:build

      # please check out the docs of the workflow for more details
      # @see https://github.com/crazy-max/ghaction-github-pages
      - name: Deploy to GitHub Pages
        uses: crazy-max/ghaction-github-pages@v2
        with:
          # deploy to gh-pages branch
          target_branch: gh-pages
          # deploy the default output dir of VuePress
          build_dir: docs/.vuepress/dist
        env:
          # @see https://docs.github.com/en/actions/reference/authentication-in-a-workflow#about-the-github_token-secret
          GITHUB_TOKEN: ${{ secrets.GITHUB_TOKEN }}
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TIP

Please refer to GitHub Pages official guideopen in new window for more details.

GitLab Pages

  1. Set the correct base config.

    If you are deploying to https://<USERNAME>.gitlab.io/, you can omit base as it defaults to "/".

    If you are deploying to https://<USERNAME>.gitlab.io/<REPO>/, for example your repository is at https://gitlab.com/<USERNAME>/<REPO>, then set base to "/<REPO>/".

  2. Create .gitlab-ci.yml to set up GitLab CIopen in new window workflow.

Click to expand sample config
# choose a docker image to use
image: node:14-buster

pages:
  # trigger deployment on every push to main branch
  only:
  - main

  # cache node_modules
  cache:
    paths:
    - node_modules/

  # install dependencies and run build script
  script:
  - yarn --frozen-lockfile
  - yarn docs:build --dest public

  artifacts:
    paths:
    - public
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TIP

Please refer to GitLab Pages official guideopen in new window for more details.

Google Firebase

  1. Make sure you have firebase-toolsopen in new window installed.

  2. Create firebase.json and .firebaserc at the root of your project with the following content:

firebase.json:

{
  "hosting": {
    "public": "./docs/.vuepress/dist",
    "ignore": []
  }
}
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.firebaserc:

{
  "projects": {
    "default": "<YOUR_FIREBASE_ID>"
  }
}
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  1. After running yarn docs:build, deploy using the command firebase deploy.

TIP

Please refer to Firebase CLI official guideopen in new window for more details.

Heroku

  1. Install Heroku CLIopen in new window.

  2. Create a Heroku account by signing upopen in new window.

  3. Run heroku login and fill in your Heroku credentials:

heroku login
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  1. Create a file called static.json in the root of your project with the below content:

static.json:

{
  "root": "./docs/.vuepress/dist"
}
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This is the configuration of your site; read more at heroku-buildpack-staticopen in new window.

Layer0

See Layer0 Documentation > Framework Guides > VuePressopen in new window.

Netlify

  1. On Netlifyopen in new window, set up a new project from GitHub with the following settings:

    • Build Command: yarn docs:build
    • Publish directory: docs/.vuepress/dist
  2. Set Environment variablesopen in new window to choose node version:

    • NODE_VERSION: 14
  3. Hit the deploy button.

Vercel

See Creating and Deploying a VuePress App with Vercelopen in new window.