How to remove “Edit on …” buttons from documentation

When building your documentation, Read the Docs automatically adds buttons at the top of your documentation and in the versions menu that point readers to your repository to make changes. For instance, if your repository is on GitHub, a button that says “Edit on GitHub” is added in the top-right corner to your documentation to make it easy for readers to author new changes.

Remove “On …” section from versions menu

This section can be removed with a custom CSS rule to hide them. Follow the instructions under How to add custom CSS or JavaScript to Sphinx documentation and put the following content into the .css file:

/* Hide "On GitHub" section from versions menu */
div.rst-versions > div.rst-other-versions > div.injected > dl:nth-child(4) {
    display: none;


You may need to change the 4 number in dl:nth-child(4) for a different one in case your project has more sections in the versions menu. For example, if your project has translations into different languages, you will need to use the number 5 there.

Now when you build your documentation, your documentation won’t include an edit button or links to the page source.