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Version: 2.0.0-alpha.74

Docs Introduction

The docs feature provides users with a way to organize Markdown files in a hierarchical format.

Document ID#

Every document has a unique id. By default, a document id is the name of the document (without the extension) relative to the root docs directory.

For example, id is greeting and guide/ id is guide/hello.

website # Root directory of your site
└── docs
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└── guide

However, the last part of the id can be defined by user in the front matter. For example, if guide/'s content is defined as below, its final id is guide/part1.

id: part1
Lorem ipsum

If you want more control over the last part of the document URL, it is possible to add a slug (defaults to the id).

id: part1
slug: part1.html
Lorem ipsum

It is possible to use:

  • absolute slugs: slug: /mySlug, slug: /...
  • relative slugs: slug: mySlug, slug: ./../mySlug...

Home page docs#

If you want a document to be available at the root, and have a path like, you can use the slug frontmatter:

id: my-home-doc
slug: /
Lorem ipsum

Docs-only mode#

If you only want the documentation feature, you can run your Docusaurus 2 site without a landing page and display your documentation page as the index page instead.

To enable docs-only mode, set the docs plugin routeBasePath: '/', and use the frontmatter slug: / on the document that should be the index page (more infos).


You should delete the existing homepage at ./src/pages/index.js, or else there will be two files mapping to the same route!


There's also a "blog-only mode" for those who only want to use the blog feature of Docusaurus 2. You can use the same method detailed above. Follow the setup instructions on Blog-only mode.

Last updated on by SΓ©bastien Lorber