Getting StartedMay 30, 2023 at 4:50 AM Edit on GitHub
Daux.io is an documentation generator that uses a simple folder structure and Markdown files to create custom documentation on the fly. It helps you create great looking documentation in a developer friendly way.
Table of Contents
- Auto Generated Navigation / Page sorting
- Internal documentation links
- CommonMark compliant
- Auto created homepage/landing page
- Multiple Output Formats
- Multiple Languages Support
- No Build Step
- Static Output Generation
- Table of Contents
- Auto Syntax Highlighting
- Math, Diagrams and Flowcharts
- Extend Daux.io with Processors
- Full access to the internal API to create new pages programatically
- Work with pages metadata
- 100% Mobile Responsive
- 4 Built-In Themes or roll your own
- Functional, Flat Design Style
- Shareable/Linkable SEO Friendly URLs
- Supports Google Analytics and Piwik Analytics
This is a list of sites using Daux.io:
- With a custom theme:
- With the default Theme
Do you use Daux.io? Send us a pull request or open an issue and I will add you to the list.
PHP and Composer
If you have PHP and Composer installed, you can install the dependency
composer global require daux/daux.io # Next to your `docs` folder, run daux generate
You can then use the
daux command line to generate your documentation.
If the command isn’t found, ensure your
Or if you wish to use Docker, the start of the command will be :
docker run --rm -it -p 8085:8085 -w /build -v "$PWD":/build daux/daux.io daux
Any parameter valid in the PHP version is valid in the Docker version
Creating new pages is very easy:
- Create a markdown file (
- Start writing
By default, the generator will look for folders in the
Add your folders inside the
docs folder. This project contains some example folders and files to get you started.
You can nest folders any number of levels to get the exact structure you want. The folder structure will be converted to the nested navigation.
You must use underscores instead of spaces. Here are some example file names and what they will be converted to:
- 01_Getting_Started.md = Getting Started
- API_Calls.md = API Calls
- 200_Something_Else-Cool.md = Something Else-Cool
- _5_Ways_to_Be_Happy.md = 5 Ways To Be Happy
- File Name With Space.md = FAIL
See your pages
Now you can see your pages. you have two options for that : serve them directly, or generate to various formats.
We recommend the first one while you write your documentation, you get a much quicker feedback while writing.
You can use PHP’s embedded web server by running the following command in the root of your documentation
Upload your files to an apache / nginx server and see your documentation
Export to other formats
Daux.io is extendable and comes by default with three export formats:
- Export to HTML, same as the website, but can be hosted without PHP.
- Export all documentation in a single HTML page
- Upload to your Atlassian Confluence server.
See a detailed feature comparison matrix
To export, run the
daux command and your documentation will be generated in
static (you can change the destination with the
Now that you got the basics, you can also see what you can configure
Daux.io is compatible with the officially supported PHP versions; 8.1.0 and up.
Daux.io needs the following PHP extensions to work :
If you use non-english characters in your page names, it is recommended to install the
php-intl extension as well.
If you need help using Daux.io, or have found a bug, please create an issue on the GitHub repo.