Introducing Edgio Applications v7Find out what's new.


MkDocs is a fast, simple and downright gorgeous static site generator that’s geared towards building project documentation. Follow the steps below to deploy your MkDocs site to Edgio.


This framework has a connector developed for Edgio. See Connectors for more information.


Before proceeding, you will need an Edgio property. Create one now if you do not already have one.
Learn how to create a property.

System Requirements

Sign up for Edgio

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Install the Edgio CLI

If you have not already done so, install the Edgio CLI.
1npm i -g @edgio/cli@latest

Create your MkDocs site

If you don’t have an existing MkDocs site, you can create one by following:
3pip3 install mkdocs
4mkdocs new my-mkdocs-app
5cd my-mkdocs-app

Initializing your project with Edgio

Then, in the root folder of your project, run:
1edgio init --edgioVersion latest --connector=@edgio/mkdocs
This will automatically add all of the required dependencies and files to your project. These include:
  • The @edgio/core package
  • The @edgio/cli package
  • The @edgio/mkdocs package
  • edgio.config.js - Contains various configuration options for Edgio.
  • routes.js - A default routes file that sends all requests to the MkDocs. Update this file to add caching or proxy some URLs to a different origin.


The default routes.js file created by edgio init sends all requests to MkDocs server via a fallback route.
1// This file was added by edgio init.
2// You should commit this file to source control.
4const { Router } = require('@edgio/core/router')
5const { mkdocsRoutes } = require('@edgio/mkdocs')
7export default new Router().use(mkdocsRoutes)

Running Locally

To test your app locally, run:
1edgio run
You can do a production build of your app and test it locally using:
1edgio build && edgio run --production
Setting --production runs your app exactly as it will be when deployed to the Edgio cloud.

Deploy to Edgio

Deploy your app to the Sites by running the following commands in your project’s root directory:
1edgio deploy
Your initial CDN-as-code deployment will generate system-defined origin configurations along with those defined within your edgio.config.js. Learn more about system-defined origins.
See Deployments for more information.