Great, you’ve made it to the last step! There are many ways to deploy your finished help center.
Buliding your help center
To build your help center locally, you can run
npm run build. This will compile your website into a folder called
public. You can host that folder on any static hosting service you want.
If you want to try it out locally, you can run
npm run serve after
npm run build completed. This will serve the
public folder like a static hosting service would.
Deploying with Netlify
If you want to have a really cool setup for your help center, you can connect Netlify and Github. You can set up a
git repository for your help center. You can use a free private repository from GitHub for it. Then you can connect Netlify to automatically build and publish your Gatsby site whenever you push changes to your git repository on GitHub.
Since this is something which is is not specific to
gatsby-starter-help-center at all, I’ll simply refer you to a Netlify tutorial from 2016 down below. You can roughly start at the “Prepping for Build” section of it. Note that:
- You’ll need to Create a GitHub repository before starting with the Netlify tutorial
- The Netlify tutorial is calling their folder
gatsbynetlify. Yours will be called
- You’ll already have a local git repository set up as it comes with the gatsby-starter, so you won’t need to run
git initas they do in the tutorial. However, you will need to add the remote with
git remote add origin ...as they do in the tutorial.
Feel free to open an issue in case you need help.
Thank you for using this free help center. If this was useful to you, I’d be glad if you could star the repository. In case you deployed the help center and you’re using it for one of your products, I’d love to hear about it. Please open an issue and post a link to the deployed help center. You can add some details or just leave a link there. Thanks!