Single version documentation
Single version documentation lets you serve your documentation at the top level of your domain,
By default, all documentation served by Read the Docs has a standard path of
Documentation can be served at
/ if you enable the single version option for a project.
This means you can’t have translations or multiple versions for your documentation.
Having a single version of a documentation project can be considered the better choice in cases where there should only always exist one unambiguous copy of your project.
For example, a research project may wish to only expose readers to their latest list of publications and research data. Similarly, a SaaS application might only ever have one version live.
You can see a live example of this at http://www.contribution-guide.org
In your project’s Admin page, you can toggle the Single version option on or off for your project . Check your dashboard for a list of your projects.
Links pointing to the root URL of the project will now point to the proper URL.
For example, if pip was set as a “Single Version” project,
then links to its documentation would point to
rather than redirecting to
/<language>/<default_version>/ will stop working.
Remember to set canonical URLs
to tell search engines like Google what to index,
and to create Custom and built-in redirects on Read the Docs to avoid broken incoming links.