Writing Docs

How to make Kustomize docs contributions

Kustomize uses Docsy for the site, and was forked from the docsy-example


  • Install hugo
  • Clone kustomize
    • git clone git@github.com:kubernetes-sigs/kustomize && cd kustomize/


The doc input files are in the site directory. The site can be hosted locally using hugo serve.

cd site/
hugo serve
Running in Fast Render Mode. For full rebuilds on change: hugo server --disableFastRender
Web Server is available at http://localhost:1313/kustomize/ (bind address


Hugo compiles the files under site Hugo into html which it puts in the docs folder:

cd site/
                   | EN  
  Pages            | 99  
  Paginator pages  |  0  
  Non-page files   |  0  
  Static files     | 47  
  Processed images |  0  
  Aliases          |  2  
  Sitemaps         |  1  
  Cleaned          |  0  

Add the site/ and docs/ folders to a commit, then create a PR.

Publishing docs to your kustomize fork

It is possible to have the kustomize docs published to your forks github pages.

Setup GitHub Pages for the fork

  1. Go to the forked repo’s Settings tab
  2. Go to the GitHub Pages section
  3. Set the source to master branch /docs folder

Publish to the fork’s GitHub Pages

Changes must be pushed to the fork’s master branch to be served as the fork’s GitHub Page.

  1. Make a change to a file under site/content
  2. Run hugo from the site/ directory
  3. Add the site and docs directories to the master branch
  4. Commit and push the changes to the remote fork’s master branch
  5. After a few minutes, the docs should be served from the fork’s GitHub Page

最后修改 2020年11月11日: add `zh` dir (6ace8d4)