Website & Docs

This website is built using Docusaurus 3.0 (opens in a new tab), a modern static website generator.

Information Architecture

We try to keep routes consistent to maintain SEO.

  • /guides/: Guides on how to use the Jan application. For end users who are directly using Jan.

  • /developer/: Developer docs on how to extend Jan. These pages are about what people can build with our software.

  • /api-reference/: Reference documentation for the Jan API server, written in Swagger/OpenAPI format.

  • /changelog/: A list of changes made to the Jan application with each release.

  • /blog/: A blog for the Jan application.

How to Contribute

Refer to the Contributing Guide (opens in a new tab) for more comprehensive information on how to contribute to the Jan project.

Pre-requisites and Installation


cd jan/docs

yarn install && yarn start

This command starts a local development server and opens up a browser window. Most changes are reflected live without having to restart the server.


yarn build

This command generates static content into the build directory and can be served using any static contents hosting service.


Using SSH:

USE_SSH=true yarn deploy

Not using SSH:

GIT_USER=<Your GitHub username> yarn deploy

If you are using GitHub pages for hosting, this command is a convenient way to build the website and push to the gh-pages branch.

Preview URL, Pre-release and Publishing Documentation

  • When a pull request is created, the preview URL will be automatically commented on the pull request.

  • The documentation will then be published to (opens in a new tab) when the pull request is merged to main.

  • Our open-source maintainers will sync the updated content from main to release branch, which will then be published to (opens in a new tab).