Deploy a Vuepress site
VuePress is a minimalistic static site generator with a Vue-powered theming system and Plugin API. It is well optimized for writing technical documentation and was created to power Vue’s own sub projects.
In this guide, you will create a new Vuepress project and deploy it using Cloudflare Pages. You will use the
create-vuepress-site-generator, a generator for creating new Vuepress projects.
Set up a new project
Scaffold a Vuepress site using the
create-vuepress-site tool to set up a new project, you can use
yarn by passing in
create-vuepress-site and the name of the directory where you want the project to live:
$ npx create-vuepress-site [optionalDirectoryName]
The command will interactively prompt for details to configure your VuePress site’s metadata such the project name, description, maintainer’s email and repository URL.
Once this is done, a scaffolded documentation site will be created in the
docs directory and ready for you to customize or deploy.
Before you continue
All of the framework guides assume you already have a fundamental understanding of Git. If you are new to Git, refer to this summarized Git handbook on how to set up Git on your local machine.
If you clone with SSH, you must generate SSH keys on each computer you use to push or pull from GitHub.
Refer to the GitHub documentation and Git documentation for more information.
Create a GitHub repository
Create a new GitHub repository by visiting repo.new. After creating a new repository, prepare and push your local application to GitHub by running the following commands in your terminal:
$ git init$ git remote add origin https://github.com/<your-gh-username>/<repository-name>$ git add .$ git commit -m "Initial commit"$ git branch -M main$ git push -u origin main
Deploy with Cloudflare Pages
Deploy your site to Pages by logging in to the Cloudflare dashboard > Account Home > Pages dashboard and selecting Create a project. Select the new GitHub repository that you created and, in the Set up builds and deployments section, the following information will be provided:
After configuring your site, you can begin your first deploy. You should see Cloudflare Pages installing
vuepress, your project dependencies, and building your site, before deploying it.
After deploying your site, you will receive a unique subdomain for your project on
*.pages.dev. Every time you commit new code to your Vuepress project, Cloudflare Pages will automatically rebuild your project and deploy it. You will also get access to preview deployments on new pull requests, so you can preview how changes to your site look before deploying them to production.
By completing this guide, you have successfully deployed your Vuepress site to Cloudflare Pages. To get started with other frameworks, refer to the list of Framework guides.