Server-Side Rendering

See https://docsify.now.sh

Repo in https://github.com/docsifyjs/docsify-ssr-demo

Why SSR?

  • Better SEO
  • Feeling cool

Quick start

Install now and docsify-cli in your project.

npm i now docsify-cli -D

Edit package.json. If the documentation in ./docs subdirectory.

{
  "name": "my-project",
  "scripts": {
    "start": "docsify start . -c ssr.config.js",
    "deploy": "now -p"
  },
  "files": [
    "docs"
  ],
  "docsify": {
    "config": {
      "basePath": "https://docsify.js.org/",
      "loadSidebar": true,
      "loadNavbar": true,
      "coverpage": true,
      "name": "docsify"
    }
  }
}

The basePath just like webpack publicPath. We can use local or remote files.

We can preview in the local to see if it works.

npm start

# open http://localhost:4000

Publish it!

now -p

Now, You have a support for SSR the docs site.

Custom template

You can provide a template for entire page's HTML. such as

<!DOCTYPE html>
<html lang="en">
<head>
  <meta charset="UTF-8">
  <title>docsify</title>
  <meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0, minimum-scale=1.0">
  <link rel="stylesheet" href="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/docsify/themes/vue.css" title="vue">
</head>
<body>
  <!--inject-app-->
  <!--inject-config-->
  <script src="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/docsify/lib/docsify.js"></script>
  <script src="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/docsify/lib/plugins/search.js"></script>
  <script src="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/prismjs/components/prism-bash.min.js"></script>
  <script src="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/prismjs/components/prism-markdown.min.js"></script>
  <script src="//cdn.jsdelivr.net/npm/prismjs/components/prism-nginx.min.js"></script>
</body>
</html>

The template should contain these comments for rendered app content.

  • <!--inject-app-->
  • <!--inject-config-->

Configuration

You can configure it in a special config file, or package.json.

module.exports = {
  template: './ssr.html',
  maxAge: 60 * 60 * 1000, // lru-cache config
  config: {
   // docsify config
  }
}

Deploy for your VPS

You can run docsify start directly on your Node server, or write your own server app with docsify-server-renderer.

var Renderer = require('docsify-server-renderer')
var readFileSync = require('fs').readFileSync

// init
var renderer = new Renderer({
  template: readFileSync('./docs/index.template.html', 'utf-8'),
  config: {
    name: 'docsify',
    repo: 'docsifyjs/docsify'
  }
})

renderer.renderToString(url)
  .then(html => {})
  .catch(err => {})