Logos and Images

Add and customize logos, icons, and images in your project.

By default, Docsy shows a site logo at the start of the navbar, that is, at the extreme left. Place your project’s SVG logo in assets/icons/logo.svg. This overrides the default Docsy logo in the theme.

If you don’t want a logo to appear in the navbar, then set site parameter navbar_logo to false in your project’s config:

navbar_logo = false
    navbar_logo: false
  "params": {
    "ui": {
      "navbar_logo": false

For information about styling your logo, see Styling your project logo and name.

Use icons

Docsy includes the free FontAwesome icons by default, including logos for sites like GitHub and Stack Overflow. You can view all available icons in the FontAwesome documentation, including the FontAwesome version when the icon was added and whether it is available for free tier users. Check Docsy’s package.json and release notes for Docsy’s currently included version of FontAwesome.

You can add FontAwesome icons to your top-level menu, section menu, or anywhere in your text.

Add your favicons

The easiest way to do this is to create a set of favicons via http://cthedot.de/icongen (which lets you create a huge range of icon sizes and options from a single image) and/or https://favicon.io, and put them in your site project’s static/favicons directory. This will override the default favicons from the theme.

Note that https://favicon.io doesn’t create as wide a range of sizes as Icongen but does let you quickly create favicons from text: if you want to create text favicons you can use this site to generate them, then use Icongen to create more sizes (if necessary) from your generated .png file.

If you have special favicon requirements, you can create your own layouts/partials/favicons.html with your links.

Add images

Landing pages

Docsy’s blocks/cover shortcode make it easy to add large cover images to your landing pages. The shortcode looks for an image with the word “background” in the name inside the landing page’s Page Bundle - so, for example, if you’ve copied the example site, the landing page image in content/en/_index.html is content/en/featured-background.jpg.

You specify the preferred display height of a cover block container (and hence its image) using the block’s height parameter. For a full viewport height, use full:

{{< blocks/cover title="Welcome to the Docsy Example Project!" image_anchor="top" height="full" >}}
{{< /blocks/cover >}}

For a shorter image, as in the example site’s About page, use one of min, med, max or auto (the actual height of the image):

{{< blocks/cover title="About the Docsy Example" image_anchor="bottom" height="min" >}}
{{< /blocks/cover >}}

Other pages

To add inline images to other pages, use the imgproc shortcode. Alternatively, if you prefer, just use regular Markdown or HTML images and add your image files to your project’s static directory. You can find out more about using this directory in Adding static content.

Images used on this site

Images used as background images in this site are in the public domain and can be used freely. The porridge image in the example site is by iha31 from Pixabay.