Deploy a Zola site
is a fast static site generator in a single binary with everything built-in. In this guide, you'll create a new Zola application and deploy it using Cloudflare Pages. We'll be using the
zola CLI to create a new Zola site.
$ brew install zola
$ choco install zola
$ scoop install zola
Your Linux distro's package manager may include Zola. If this is the case, you can install it directly using your distro's package manager -- for instance, using
$ pkg install zola
If your package manager doesn't include Zola or you'd like to download a release directly, see the "Manual" section below.
Creating a new project
With Zola installed, you can create a new project using
zola init. For now, we'll use the default template:
$ zola init my-zola-project
zola init, you will prompted with three questions:
Do you want to enable Sass compilation? [Y/n]: Y
Do you want to enable syntax highlighting? [y/N]: y
Do you want to build a search index of the content? [y/N]: y
Creating a GitHub repository
$ git remote add origin https://github.com/yourgithubusername/githubrepo$ git branch -M main$ git push -u origin main
Deploying with Cloudflare Pages
You can deploy your site to Cloudflare Pages by going to the dashboard, and creating a new site. Select your new GitHub repository that you created above, and in the configuration section, provide the following information:
Below the configuration, make sure to set the Environment Variable for specifying the
Once you've configured your site, you can begin your first deploy. You should see Cloudflare Pages installing
zola, your project dependencies, and building your site, before deploying it.
Once you've deployed your site, you'll receive a unique subdomain for your project on
You can now add that subdomain as the
base_url in your
# The URL the site will be built forbase_url = "https://my-zola-project.pages.dev"
Every time you commit new code to your Zola site, Cloudflare Pages will automatically rebuild your project and deploy it. You'll also get access to on new pull requests, so you can preview how changes look to your site before deploying them to production.