Read the Docs: Documentation Simplified

Read the Docs simplifies software documentation by automating building, versioning, and hosting of your docs for you. Think of it as Continuous Documentation.

Never out of sync
Whenever you push code to your favorite version control system, whether that is Git, Mercurial, Bazaar, or Subversion, Read the Docs will automatically build your docs so your code and documentation are always up-to-date.
Multiple versions
Read the Docs can host and build multiple versions of your docs so having a 1.0 version of your docs and a 2.0 version of your docs is as easy as having a separate branch or tag in your version control system.
Free and open source
Read the Docs is free and open source and hosts documentation for nearly 100,000 large and small open source projects in almost every human and computer language.

First steps

Are you new to software documentation or are you looking to use your existing docs with Read the Docs? Learn about documentation authoring tools such as Sphinx and MkDocs to help you create fantastic documentation for your project.

Getting started with Read the Docs

Learn more about configuring your automated documentation builds and some of the core features of Read the Docs.

Advanced features of Read the Docs

Read the Docs offers many advanced features and options. Learn more about these integrations and how you can get the most out of your documentation and Read the Docs.

The Read the Docs project and organization

Learn about Read the Docs, the project and the company, and find out how you can get involved and contribute to the development and success of Read the Docs and the larger software documentation ecosystem.