Documentation for Codeship CI & CD service.

Getting Started


We recommend using Docker to build and test the documentation. Running via Docker is only required if you plan to make changes to the styling or layout of the site.

For content related changes and fixes, it's easiest to use GitHub's File Edit UI to make the changes and create the pull request.


The first step is cloning and going into the repository.

git clone [email protected]:codeship/documentation.git
cd documentation

Then build the container and save it as a tagged image.

docker build --tag codeship/documentation .

You can now run commands via that container. By default, it will build the site and start the Jekyll development server.

docker run -it --rm -p 4000:4000 -v $(pwd):/docs codeship/documentation

To access the site open http://IP_OF_YOUR_DOCKER_SERVER:4000 in your browser. Usually, this is localhost:4000.

On Windows, the Docker commands are executed via the Docker Quickstart Terminal. If localhost doesn't work, you might have to open a normal command prompt and type docker-machine ls. There you can take the IP that is listed under URL and type the IP (with port 4000) into your browser to reach the documentation.


Updating dependencies

To update Rubygem based dependencies, update the Gemfile (if required) and run

docker run -it --rm -v $(pwd):/docs codeship/documentation bundle lock --update

For NPM based dependencies, run the following two commands

docker run -it --rm -v $(pwd):/docs codeship/documentation yarn upgrade


To run spellcheck on all Markdown files, run the following command:

docker run -it --rm -v $(pwd):/docs codeship/documentation yarn run check

To run the interactive correction functionality and to update the .spelling file, run:

docker run -it --rm -v $(pwd):/docs codeship/documentation yarn run fix

See output and mdspell for details on how to maintain the .spelling file.



SCSS files are automatically linted using scss-lint. To run it, execute the following command

docker run -it --rm -v $(pwd):/docs codeship/documentation bundle exec scss-lint

It's configured in .scss-lint.yml and the default configuration is available online as well.


docker run -it --rm -v $(pwd):/docs codeship/documentation gulp lint


docker run -it --rm -v $(pwd):/docs codeship/documentation bundle exec jekyll doctor


Table of contents

If you want to include a table of contents, include the following snippet in the markdown file

* include a table of contents

URL Helpers


Generate a URL for the specified tag (database in the example below). This function is also available as a filter and can be used with a variable (tag in the example).

{% tag_url databases %}
{{ tag | tag_url }}

generates the output as follows (depending on configuration values):


Man Pages

Link to a particular Ubuntu man page. The Ubuntu version currently defaults to Ubuntu Bionic.

{% man_url formatdb %}

generates the following output:


You can include note sections on the pages via the csnote helper. Those blocks are powered by the Shipyard Notes component

{% csnote info %}
Some informational text.
{% endcsnote %}

As an optional argument you can specify either info, success or warning. If you don't specify the argument a default (grey) note will be used.