Welcome to Retype
Retype is an ✨ ultra-high-performance ✨ static website generator that builds a website based on simple Markdown text files. Focus on your writing while Retype builds the rest.
“Retype is the perfect fit for my user persona -
tech savvy non-devs who want to write using the best web standards out there” - jonnyfeelgood
No coding is required and just one Markdown file, such as a README.md, will get you started.
“I don't want to write code to write docs,
I just want to write docs.” - rab-dev
A new Retype powered website can be up and running within seconds once Retype is installed, which itself takes only a few seconds. 👍
Quick start ⚡⚡⚡
You can install Retype using
yarn, or the
From your command line, navigate to a folder location where you have one or more Markdown .md files, such as a GitHub project.
Next, choose one of the following tools to first install
retypeapp and then start Retype by using the
retype start command:
npm install retypeapp --global retype start
yarn global add retypeapp retype start
dotnet tool install retypeapp --global retype start
That's it! Your new Retype website should be up and running.
It just works
Retype has been built to be easy to use and should "just work" out-of-the-box without any special configuration or troublesome setup.
Don't blink. Retype was built for speed.
Installation takes only a few seconds. Then all you need is one Markdown .md file which Retype will start building a new website from.
Project level configuration using retype.yml unlocks many more features and customization.
If a change is detected, such as editing and saving an .md file, your Retype website will be updated almost instantly within the browser.
Retype generates a basic HTML website that you can host on any web hosting service, or for free using GitHub Pages, Netlify, or Cloudflare. No special server-side software or external dependencies are required. You can host your Retype site as a public website or as a private website within your organizations network.
Do you have a technical support question, found a defect, or would like to make a feature request? Please create an issue and we will investigate right away.
Do you have a general inquiry? Please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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