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If you are familiar with other static site generators like Jekyll and Next, this routing approach will feel familiar to you. Any JavaScript file you create under /src/pages/ directory will be automatically converted to a website page, following the /src/pages/ directory hierarchy. For example:

  • /src/pages/index.js → <baseUrl>
  • /src/pages/foo.js → <baseUrl>/foo
  • /src/pages/foo/test.js → <baseUrl>/foo/test
  • /src/pages/foo/index.js → <baseUrl>/foo/

In this component-based development era, it is encouraged to co-locate your styling, markup and behavior together into components. Each page is a component, and if you need to customize your page design with your own styles, we recommend co-locating your styles with the page component in its own directory. For example, to create a “Support” page, you could do one of the following:

  • Add a /src/pages/support.js file
  • Create a /src/pages/support/ directory and a /src/pages/support/index.js file.

The latter is preferred as it has the benefits of letting you put files related to the page within that directory. For example, a CSS module file (styles.module.css) with styles meant to only be used on the “Support” page. Note: this is merely a recommended directory structure and you will still need to manually import the CSS module file within your component module (support/index.js). By default, any Markdown or Javascript file starting with _ will be ignored, and no routes will be created for that file (see the exclude option).

my-website├── src│   └── pages│       ├── styles.module.css│       ├── index.js|       ├──_ignored.js│       └── support│           ├── index.js│           └── styles.module.css.

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CAUTION #

All JavaScript/TypeScript files within the src/pages/ directory will have corresponding website paths generated for them. If you want to create reusable components into that directory, use the exclude option (by default, files prefixed with _, test files(.test.js) and files in __tests__ directory are not turned into pages).

Using React# #

React is used as the UI library to create pages. Every page component should export a React component, and you can leverage on the expressiveness of React to build rich and interactive content.

Duplicate Routes# #

You may accidentally create multiple pages that are meant to be accessed on the same route. When this happens, Docusaurus will warn you about duplicate routes when you run yarn start or yarn build, but the site will still be built successfully. The page that was created last will be accessible, but it will override other conflicting pages. To resolve this issue, you should modify or remove any conflicting routes.

Updated on August 3, 2021