.gitlab-ci.ymlfor GitLab Pages
For a complete step-by-step tutorial, please read the blog post Hosting on GitLab.com with GitLab Pages. The following sections will explain what do you need and why do you need them.
.gitlab-ci.yml) to deploy your site
pagesin the configuration file that will make GitLab aware that you are deploying a GitLab Pages website
The optional settings, custom domain, DNS records, and SSL/TLS certificates, are described in Part 3).
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:
Let's go over both options.
To make things easy for you, we've created this group of default projects containing the most popular SSGs templates.
Watch the video tutorial we've created for the steps below.
Remove the fork relationship by navigating to your Project's Settings > Edit Project
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:
namespace.gitlab.io: navigate to Project's Settings > Edit Project > Rename repository
"". 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.
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 is useful for submitting merge requests to the upstream.
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.
From the your Project's page, click Set up CI:
Choose one of the templates from the dropbox menu. Pick up the template corresponding to the SSG you're using (or plain HTML).
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.
GitLab Pages supports any SSG, 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.ymlfor GitLab Pages. New SSGs are very welcome among the example projects. If you set up a new one, please contribute 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 initin your local website directory, add the remote URL:
git remote add origin [email protected]:namespace/project-name.git, then add, commit, and push.
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
On the contrary, if you deploy your website after forking one of our default examples, 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
GitLab Pages supports custom domains and subdomains, served under HTTPS or HTTPS. Please check the next part of this series for an overview.
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