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Learn how to upload your static site and have it served by
GitLab by following the #{link_to "documentation on GitLab Pages", "http://doc.gitlab.com/ee/pages/README.html", target: :blank}.
GitLab by following the
= succeed '.' do
= link_to 'documentation on GitLab Pages', help_page_path('user/project/pages/index.md'), target: '_blank'
This document was moved to [pages/index.md](../user/project/pages/index.md).
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# GitLab Pages from A to Z: Part 2
> Type: user guide
>
> Level: beginner
- _[Part 1: Static Sites, Domains, DNS Records, and SSL/TLS Certificates](getting_started_part_one.md)_
- **Part 2: Quick Start Guide - Setting Up GitLab Pages**
- _[Part 3: Creating and Tweaking `.gitlab-ci.yml` for GitLab Pages](getting_started_part_three.md)_
----
## Setting up GitLab Pages
For a complete step-by-step tutorial, please read the
blog post [Hosting on GitLab.com with GitLab Pages](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/04/07/gitlab-pages-setup/). The following sections will explain
what do you need and why do you need them.
## What you need to get started
1. A project
1. A configuration file (`.gitlab-ci.yml`) to deploy your site
1. A specific `job` called `pages` in the configuration file
that will make GitLab aware that you are deploying a GitLab Pages website
Optional Features:
1. A custom domain or subdomain
1. A DNS pointing your (sub)domain to your Pages site
1. **Optional**: an SSL/TLS certificate so your custom
domain is accessible under HTTPS.
## Project
Your GitLab Pages project is a regular project created the
same way you do for the other ones. To get started with GitLab Pages, you have two ways:
- Fork one of the templates from Page Examples, or
- Create a new project from scratch
Let's go over both options.
### Fork a project to get started from
To make things easy for you, we've created this
[group](https://gitlab.com/pages) of default projects
containing the most popular SSGs templates.
Watch the [video tutorial](https://youtu.be/TWqh9MtT4Bg) we've
created for the steps below.
1. Choose your SSG template
1. Fork a project from the [Pages group](https://gitlab.com/pages)
1. Remove the fork relationship by navigating to your **Project**'s **Settings** > **Edit Project**
![remove fork relashionship](img/remove_fork_relashionship.png)
1. Enable Shared Runners for your fork: navigate to your **Project**'s **Settings** > **CI/CD Pipelines**
1. Trigger a build (push a change to any file)
1. As soon as the build passes, your website will have been deployed with GitLab Pages. Your website URL will be available under your **Project**'s **Settings** > **Pages**
To turn a **project website** forked from the Pages group into a **user/group** website, you'll need to:
- Rename it to `namespace.gitlab.io`: navigate to **Project**'s **Settings** > **Edit Project** > **Rename repository**
- Adjust your SSG's [base URL](#urls-and-baseurls) to from `"project-name"` to `""`. This setting will be at a different place for each SSG, as each of them have their own structure and file tree. Most likelly, it will be in the SSG's config file.
> **Notes:**
>
>1. Why do I need to remove the fork relationship?
>
> Unless you want to contribute to the original project,
you won't need it connected to the upstream. A
[fork](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/12/01/how-to-keep-your-fork-up-to-date-with-its-origin/#fork)
is useful for submitting merge requests to the upstream.
>
> 2. Why do I need to enable Shared Runners?
>
> Shared Runners will run the script set by your GitLab CI
configuration file. They're enabled by default to new projects,
but not to forks.
### Create a project from scratch
1. From your **Project**'s **[Dashboard](https://gitlab.com/dashboard/projects)**,
click **New project**, and name it considering the
[practical examples](getting_started_part_one.md#practical-examples).
1. Clone it to your local computer, add your website
files to your project, add, commit and push to GitLab.
1. From the your **Project**'s page, click **Set up CI**:
![setup GitLab CI](img/setup_ci.png)
1. Choose one of the templates from the dropbox menu.
Pick up the template corresponding to the SSG you're using (or plain HTML).
![gitlab-ci templates](img/choose_ci_template.png)
Once you have both site files and `.gitlab-ci.yml` in your project's
root, GitLab CI will build your site and deploy it with Pages.
Once the first build passes, you see your site is live by
navigating to your **Project**'s **Settings** > **Pages**,
where you'll find its default URL.
> **Notes:**
>
> - GitLab Pages [supports any SSG](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/06/17/ssg-overview-gitlab-pages-part-3-examples-ci/), but,
if you don't find yours among the templates, you'll need
to configure your own `.gitlab-ci.yml`. Do do that, please
read through the article [Creating and Tweaking `.gitlab-ci.yml` for GitLab Pages](getting_started_part_three.md). New SSGs are very welcome among
the [example projects](https://gitlab.com/pages). If you set
up a new one, please
[contribute](https://gitlab.com/pages/pages.gitlab.io/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md)
to our examples.
>
> - The second step _"Clone it to your local computer"_, can be done
differently, achieving the same results: instead of cloning the bare
repository to you local computer and moving your site files into it,
you can run `git init` in your local website directory, add the
remote URL: `git remote add origin git@gitlab.com:namespace/project-name.git`,
then add, commit, and push.
### URLs and Baseurls
Every Static Site Generator (SSG) default configuration expects
to find your website under a (sub)domain (`example.com`), not
in a subdirectory of that domain (`example.com/subdir`). Therefore,
whenever you publish a project website (`namespace.gitlab.io/project-name`),
you'll have to look for this configuration (base URL) on your SSG's
documentation and set it up to reflect this pattern.
For example, for a Jekyll site, the `baseurl` is defined in the Jekyll
configuration file, `_config.yml`. If your website URL is
`https://john.gitlab.io/blog/`, you need to add this line to `_config.yml`:
```yaml
baseurl: "/blog"
```
On the contrary, if you deploy your website after forking one of
our [default examples](https://gitlab.com/pages), the baseurl will
already be configured this way, as all examples there are project
websites. If you decide to make yours a user or group website, you'll
have to remove this configuration from your project. For the Jekyll
example we've just mentioned, you'd have to change Jekyll's `_config.yml` to:
```yaml
baseurl: ""
```
|||
|:--|--:|
|[**← Part 1: Static sites, domains, DNS records, and SSL/TLS certificates**](getting_started_part_one.md)|[**Part 3: Creating and tweaking `.gitlab-ci.yml` for GitLab Pages →**](getting_started_part_three.md)|
This document was moved to [another location](../user/project/pages/getting_started_part_two.md).
# All you need to know about GitLab Pages
With GitLab Pages you can create static websites for your GitLab projects,
groups, or user accounts. You can use any static website generator: Jekyll,
Middleman, Hexo, Hugo, Pelican, you name it! Connect as many customs domains
as you like and bring your own TLS certificate to secure them.
Here's some info we have gathered to get you started.
## General info
- [Product webpage](https://pages.gitlab.io)
- [We're bringing GitLab Pages to CE](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/12/24/were-bringing-gitlab-pages-to-community-edition/)
- [Pages group - templates](https://gitlab.com/pages)
## Getting started
- GitLab Pages from A to Z
- [Part 1: Static sites, domains, DNS records, and SSL/TLS certificates](getting_started_part_one.md)
- [Part 2: Quick start guide - Setting up GitLab Pages](getting_started_part_two.md)
- [Part 3: Creating and tweaking `.gitlab-ci.yml` for GitLab Pages](getting_started_part_three.md)
- [Hosting on GitLab.com with GitLab Pages](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/04/07/gitlab-pages-setup/) a comprehensive step-by-step guide
- Secure GitLab Pages custom domain with SSL/TLS certificates
- [Let's Encrypt](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/04/11/tutorial-securing-your-gitlab-pages-with-tls-and-letsencrypt/)
- [CloudFlare](https://about.gitlab.com/2017/02/07/setting-up-gitlab-pages-with-cloudflare-certificates/)
- [StartSSL](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/06/24/secure-gitlab-pages-with-startssl/)
- Static Site Generators - Blog posts series
- [SSGs part 1: Static vs dynamic websites](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/06/03/ssg-overview-gitlab-pages-part-1-dynamic-x-static/)
- [SSGs part 2: Modern static site generators](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/06/10/ssg-overview-gitlab-pages-part-2/)
- [SSGs part 3: Build any SSG site with GitLab Pages](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/06/17/ssg-overview-gitlab-pages-part-3-examples-ci/)
- [Posting to your GitLab Pages blog from iOS](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/08/19/posting-to-your-gitlab-pages-blog-from-ios/)
## Video tutorials
- [How to publish a website with GitLab Pages on GitLab.com: from a forked project](https://youtu.be/TWqh9MtT4Bg)
- [How to Enable GitLab Pages for GitLab CE and EE](https://youtu.be/dD8c7WNcc6s)
## Advanced use
- Blog Posts:
- [GitLab CI: Run jobs sequentially, in parallel, or build a custom pipeline](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/07/29/the-basics-of-gitlab-ci/)
- [GitLab CI: Deployment & environments](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/08/26/ci-deployment-and-environments/)
- [Building a new GitLab docs site with Nanoc, GitLab CI, and GitLab Pages](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/12/07/building-a-new-gitlab-docs-site-with-nanoc-gitlab-ci-and-gitlab-pages/)
- [Publish code coverage reports with GitLab Pages](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/11/03/publish-code-coverage-report-with-gitlab-pages/)
## Specific documentation
- [User docs](../user/project/pages/index.md)
- [Admin docs](../administration/pages/index.md)
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# GitLab Pages from A to Z: Part 2
> Type: user guide
>
> Level: beginner
- _[Part 1: Static Sites, Domains, DNS Records, and SSL/TLS Certificates](getting_started_part_one.md)_
- **Part 2: Quick Start Guide - Setting Up GitLab Pages**
- _[Part 3: Creating and Tweaking `.gitlab-ci.yml` for GitLab Pages](getting_started_part_three.md)_
----
## Setting up GitLab Pages
For a complete step-by-step tutorial, please read the
blog post [Hosting on GitLab.com with GitLab Pages](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/04/07/gitlab-pages-setup/). The following sections will explain
what do you need and why do you need them.
## What you need to get started
1. A project
1. A configuration file (`.gitlab-ci.yml`) to deploy your site
1. A specific `job` called `pages` in the configuration file
that will make GitLab aware that you are deploying a GitLab Pages website
Optional Features:
1. A custom domain or subdomain
1. A DNS pointing your (sub)domain to your Pages site
1. **Optional**: an SSL/TLS certificate so your custom
domain is accessible under HTTPS.
## Project
Your GitLab Pages project is a regular project created the
same way you do for the other ones. To get started with GitLab Pages, you have two ways:
- Fork one of the templates from Page Examples, or
- Create a new project from scratch
Let's go over both options.
### Fork a project to get started from
To make things easy for you, we've created this
[group](https://gitlab.com/pages) of default projects
containing the most popular SSGs templates.
Watch the [video tutorial](https://youtu.be/TWqh9MtT4Bg) we've
created for the steps below.
1. Choose your SSG template
1. Fork a project from the [Pages group](https://gitlab.com/pages)
1. Remove the fork relationship by navigating to your **Project**'s **Settings** > **Edit Project**
![remove fork relashionship](img/remove_fork_relashionship.png)
1. Enable Shared Runners for your fork: navigate to your **Project**'s **Settings** > **CI/CD Pipelines**
1. Trigger a build (push a change to any file)
1. As soon as the build passes, your website will have been deployed with GitLab Pages. Your website URL will be available under your **Project**'s **Settings** > **Pages**
To turn a **project website** forked from the Pages group into a **user/group** website, you'll need to:
- Rename it to `namespace.gitlab.io`: navigate to **Project**'s **Settings** > **Edit Project** > **Rename repository**
- Adjust your SSG's [base URL](#urls-and-baseurls) to from `"project-name"` to `""`. This setting will be at a different place for each SSG, as each of them have their own structure and file tree. Most likelly, it will be in the SSG's config file.
> **Notes:**
>
>1. Why do I need to remove the fork relationship?
>
> Unless you want to contribute to the original project,
you won't need it connected to the upstream. A
[fork](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/12/01/how-to-keep-your-fork-up-to-date-with-its-origin/#fork)
is useful for submitting merge requests to the upstream.
>
> 2. Why do I need to enable Shared Runners?
>
> Shared Runners will run the script set by your GitLab CI
configuration file. They're enabled by default to new projects,
but not to forks.
### Create a project from scratch
1. From your **Project**'s **[Dashboard](https://gitlab.com/dashboard/projects)**,
click **New project**, and name it considering the
[practical examples](getting_started_part_one.md#practical-examples).
1. Clone it to your local computer, add your website
files to your project, add, commit and push to GitLab.
1. From the your **Project**'s page, click **Set up CI**:
![setup GitLab CI](img/setup_ci.png)
1. Choose one of the templates from the dropbox menu.
Pick up the template corresponding to the SSG you're using (or plain HTML).
![gitlab-ci templates](img/choose_ci_template.png)
Once you have both site files and `.gitlab-ci.yml` in your project's
root, GitLab CI will build your site and deploy it with Pages.
Once the first build passes, you see your site is live by
navigating to your **Project**'s **Settings** > **Pages**,
where you'll find its default URL.
> **Notes:**
>
> - GitLab Pages [supports any SSG](https://about.gitlab.com/2016/06/17/ssg-overview-gitlab-pages-part-3-examples-ci/), but,
if you don't find yours among the templates, you'll need
to configure your own `.gitlab-ci.yml`. Do do that, please
read through the article [Creating and Tweaking `.gitlab-ci.yml` for GitLab Pages](getting_started_part_three.md). New SSGs are very welcome among
the [example projects](https://gitlab.com/pages). If you set
up a new one, please
[contribute](https://gitlab.com/pages/pages.gitlab.io/blob/master/CONTRIBUTING.md)
to our examples.
>
> - The second step _"Clone it to your local computer"_, can be done
differently, achieving the same results: instead of cloning the bare
repository to you local computer and moving your site files into it,
you can run `git init` in your local website directory, add the
remote URL: `git remote add origin git@gitlab.com:namespace/project-name.git`,
then add, commit, and push.
### URLs and Baseurls
Every Static Site Generator (SSG) default configuration expects
to find your website under a (sub)domain (`example.com`), not
in a subdirectory of that domain (`example.com/subdir`). Therefore,
whenever you publish a project website (`namespace.gitlab.io/project-name`),
you'll have to look for this configuration (base URL) on your SSG's
documentation and set it up to reflect this pattern.
For example, for a Jekyll site, the `baseurl` is defined in the Jekyll
configuration file, `_config.yml`. If your website URL is
`https://john.gitlab.io/blog/`, you need to add this line to `_config.yml`:
```yaml
baseurl: "/blog"
```
On the contrary, if you deploy your website after forking one of
our [default examples](https://gitlab.com/pages), the baseurl will
already be configured this way, as all examples there are project
websites. If you decide to make yours a user or group website, you'll
have to remove this configuration from your project. For the Jekyll
example we've just mentioned, you'd have to change Jekyll's `_config.yml` to:
```yaml
baseurl: ""
```
|||
|:--|--:|
|[**← Part 1: Static sites, domains, DNS records, and SSL/TLS certificates**](getting_started_part_one.md)|[**Part 3: Creating and tweaking `.gitlab-ci.yml` for GitLab Pages →**](getting_started_part_three.md)|
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