Read the Docs: documentation simplified


Read the Docs simplifies software documentation by building, versioning, and hosting of your docs, automatically. Treating documentation like code keeps your team in the same tools, and your documentation up to date.

Up to date documentation

Whenever you push code to Git, Read the Docs will automatically build your docs so your code and documentation are always up-to-date. Get started with our tutorial.

Documentation for every version

Read the Docs can host multiple versions of your docs. Keep your 1.0 and 2.0 documentation online, pulled directly from Git. Start hosting all your versions.

Open source and user focused

Our company is bootstrapped and 100% user-focused, so our product gets better for our users instead of our investors. Read the Docs Community hosts documentation for over 100,000 large and small open source projects. Read the Docs for Business supports hundreds of organizations with product and internal documentation. Learn more about our two platforms.

First time here?

We have a few places for you to get started:

Read the Docs tutorial

Take the first practical steps with Read the Docs.

Choosing between our two platforms

Learn about the differences between Read the Docs Community and Read the Docs for Business.

Example projects

Start your journey with an example project to hit the ground running.

Project setup and configuration

Start with the basics of setting up your project:

Configuration file overview

Learn how to configure your project with a .readthedocs.yaml file.

How to create reproducible builds

Learn how to make your builds reproducible.

Build process

Build your documentation with ease:

Build process overview

Overview of how documentation builds happen.

Pull request previews

Setup pull request builds and enjoy previews of each commit.

Hosting documentation

Learn more about our hosting features:


Host multiple versions of your documentation.


Host multiple projects under a single domain.

Localization and Internationalization

Host your documentation in multiple languages.

URL versioning schemes

Learn about different versioning schemes.

Custom domains

Host your documentation on your own domain.

Maintaining projects

Keep your documentation up to date:


Redirect your old URLs to new ones.

Analytics for search and traffic

Learn more about how users are interacting with your documentation.

Security logs

Keep track of security events in your project.

Business features

Features for organizations and businesses:

Business hosting

Learn more about our commercial features.


Learn how to manage your organization on Read the Docs.

Single Sign-On (SSO)

Learn how to use single sign-on with Read the Docs.

How-to guides

Step-by-step guides for common tasks:

How to configure pull request builds

Setup pull request builds and enjoy previews of each commit.

How to use traffic analytics

Learn more about how users are interacting with your documentation.

How to use cross-references with Sphinx

Learn how to use cross-references in a Sphinx project.

All how-to guides

Browser the entire catalog for many more how-to guides.


More detailed information about Read the Docs:


Automate your documentation with our API and save yourself some work.


See what’s new in Read the Docs.

About Read the Docs

Learn more about Read the Docs and our company.