Config

@vuepress/cli@vuepress/core

Site Config

base

  • Type: string

  • Default: /

  • Details:

    The base URL the site will be deployed at.

    You will need to set this if you plan to deploy your site under a sub path. It should always start and end with a slash. For example, if you plan to deploy your site to GitHub pages at https://foo.github.io/bar/, then you should set base to "/bar/".

    The base is automatically prepended to all the URLs that start with / in other options, so you only need to specify it once.

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lang

  • Type: string

  • Default: en-US

  • Details:

    Language for the site.

    This will be the lang attribute of the <html> tag in the rendered HTML.

    This can be specified in different locales.

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title

  • Type: string

  • Default: ''

  • Details:

    Title for the site.

    This will be the suffix for all page titles, and displayed in the navbar in the default theme.

    This can be specified in different locales.

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description

  • Type: string

  • Default: ''

  • Details:

    Description for the site.

    This will be the content attribute of <meta name="description" /> tag in the rendered HTML, which will be overrode by the description field of page frontmatter.

    This can be specified in different locales.

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  • Type: HeadConfig[]

  • Default: []

  • Details:

    Extra tags to inject into the <head> tag in the rendered HTML.

    You can specify each tag in the form of [tagName, { attrName: attrValue }, innerHTML?].

    This can be specified in different locales.

  • Example:

    To add a custom favicon:

module.exports = {
  head: [['link', { rel: 'icon', href: '/images/logo.png' }]],
}

Rendered as:

<head>
  <link rel="icon" href="/images/logo.png" />
</head>

locales

Theme Config

theme

Bundler Config

bundler

  • Type: Bundler

  • Details:

    Set the bundler of your site.

    If this option is not set, the default bundler will be used:

    • With vuepress or vuepress-vite, the default bundler is vite.
    • With vuepress-webpack, the default bundler is webpack.
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Common Config

dest

  • Type: string

  • Default: `${sourceDir}/.vuepress/dist`

  • Details:

    Specify the output directory for vuepress build command.

temp

  • Type: string

  • Default: `${sourceDir}/.vuepress/.temp`

  • Details:

    Specify the directory for temporary files.

WARNING

Since VuePress will load temp files during dev and build, the temp directory should be inside project root to resolve dependencies correctly.

cache

  • Type: string

  • Default: `${sourceDir}/.vuepress/.cache`

  • Details:

    Specify the directory for cache files.

public

debug

  • Type: boolean

  • Default: false

  • Details:

    Enable debug mode or not.

    This would be helpful for developers. Also, we are using debugopen in new window package for debug logging, which can be enabled via DEBUG=vuepress* environment variable.

pagePatterns

  • Type: string[]

  • Default: ['**/*.md', '!.vuepress', '!node_modules']

  • Details:

    Specify the patterns of files you want to be resolved as pages. The patterns are relative to the source directory.

permalinkPattern

  • Type: string | null

  • Default: null

  • Details:

    Specify the pattern to generate permalink.

    This will be overrode by the permalinkPattern field of page frontmatter.

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Dev Config

host

  • Type: string

  • Default: '0.0.0.0'

  • Details:

    Specify the host to use for the dev server.

port

  • Type: number

  • Default: 8080

  • Details:

    Specify the port to use for the dev server.

open

  • Type: boolean

  • Default: false

  • Details:

    Whether to open the browser after dev-server had been started.

templateDev

  • Type: string

  • Default: '@vuepress/client/templates/dev.html'

  • Details:

    Specify the path of the HTML template to be used for dev.

Build Config

shouldPreload

  • Type: ((file: string, type: string) => boolean)) | boolean

  • Default: true

  • Details:

    A function to control what files should have <link rel="preload"> resource hints generated. Set to true or false to enable or disable totally.

    By default, only those files that are required by current page will be preloaded. So you can keep it true in most cases.

shouldPrefetch

  • Type: ((file: string, type: string) => boolean)) | boolean

  • Default: true

  • Details:

    A function to control what files should have <link rel="prefetch"> resource hints generated. Set to true or false to enable or disable for all files.

    If you set it to true, all files that required by other pages will be prefetched. This is good for small sites, which will speed up the navigation, but it might not be a good idea if you have lots of pages in your site.

templateBuild

  • Type: string

  • Default: '@vuepress/client/templates/build.html'

  • Details:

    Specify the path of the HTML template to be used for build.

Markdown Config

markdown

markdown.anchor

  • Type: AnchorPluginOptions | false

  • Default:

const defaultOptions = {
  level: [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6],
  permalink: anchorPlugin.permalink.ariaHidden({
    class: 'header-anchor',
    symbol: '#',
    space: true,
    placement: 'before',
  }),
}

markdown.assets

  • Type: AssetsPluginOptions | false

  • Details:

    Options for VuePress built-in markdown-it assets plugin.

    Set to false to disable this plugin.

DANGER

You should not configure it unless you understand what it is for.

markdown.code

markdown.code.highlightLines

markdown.code.lineNumbers

  • Type: boolean | number

  • Default: true

  • Details:

    Configure code line numbers.

    • A boolean value is to enable line numbers or not.
    • A number value is the minimum number of lines to enable line numbers. For example, if you set it to 4, line numbers will only be enabled when your code block has at least 4 lines of code.
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markdown.code.preWrapper

  • Type: boolean

  • Default: true

  • Details:

    Enable the extra wrapper of the <pre> tag or not.

    The wrapper is required by the highlightLines and lineNumbers. That means, if you disable preWrapper, the line highlighting and line numbers will also be disabled.

TIP

You can disable it if you want to implement them in client side. For example, Prismjs Line Highlightopen in new window or Prismjs Line Numbersopen in new window.

markdown.code.vPre.block

markdown.code.vPre.inline

markdown.component

DANGER

You should not configure it unless you understand what it is for.

markdown.emoji

markdown.frontmatter

  • Type: FrontmatterPluginOptions | false

  • Default:

const defaultOptions = {
  grayMatterOptions: {
    excerpt: true,
    excerpt_separator: '<!-- more -->',
  },
}

DANGER

You should not configure it unless you understand what it is for.

markdown.headers

  • Type: HeadersPluginOptions | false

  • Default:

const defaultOptions = {
  level: [2, 3],
}

markdown.importCode

markdown.importCode.handleImportPath

  • Type: (str: string) => string

  • Default: (str) => str

  • Details:

    A function to handle the import path of the import code syntax.

  • Type: LinksPluginOptions | false

  • Details:

    Options for VuePress built-in markdown-it links plugin.

    It will convert internal links to <RouterLink>, and add extra attributes and icon to external links.

    Set to false to disable this plugin.

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  • Type: 'a' | 'RouterLink'

  • Default: 'RouterLink'

  • Details:

    Tag for internal links.

    By default, this plugin will transform internal links to <RouterLink>. You can set this option to 'a' to disable this feature.

  • Type: Record<string, string>

  • Default: { target: '_blank', rel: 'noopener noreferrer' }

  • Details:

    Additional attributes for external links.

markdown.sfc

markdown.slugify

  • Type: (str: string) => string

  • Details:

    The default slugify function.

markdown.title

DANGER

You should not configure it unless you understand what it is for.

markdown.toc

  • Type: TocPluginOptions | false

  • Default:

const defaultOptions = {
  level: [2, 3],
}

Plugin Config

plugins

  • Type: (Plugin | Plugin[])[]

  • Details:

    Plugins to use.

    This option accepts an array, each item of which could be a plugin or an array of plugins.

  • Also see:

Plugin API

User config file also works as a VuePress plugin, so all of the Plugin APIs are available except the name and multiple options.

Please check out Plugin API Reference for a full list of Plugin APIs.