A theme based on Gitbook, to write documentation or books.

book screenshot



First download this theme to your themes directory:

$ cd themes
$ git clone

and then enable it in your config.toml:

theme = "book"
# Optional, if you want search
build_search_index = true


Book will generate a book from the files you place in the content directory. Your book can have two levels of hierarchy: chapters and subchapters.

Each chapter should be a section within the Gutenberg site and should have an file that sets its weight front-matter variable to its chapter number. For example, chapter 2 should have weight = 2. Additionally, each chapter should also set the sort_by = "weight" in its front matter.

Each subchapter should be a page and should have its weight variable set to the subchapter number. For example, subchapter 3.4 should have weight = 4.

Finally, you should create an file and set the redirect_to front-matter variable to redirect to the first section of your content. For example, if your first section has the slug introduction, then you would set redirect_to = "introduction".


Numbered chapters

By default, the book theme will number the chapters and pages in the left menu. You can disable that by setting the book_number_chapters in extra:

book_number_chapters = false