Keep Building Docs With Old Version Of MkDocs¶
Recent changes to
mkdocs forced us to upgrade the default version installed by Read the Docs and this may be a breaking change for your documentation.
You should check that your docs continue building in any of these cases:
- your project doesn’t have a
mkdocsto a specific version
- your project is using a custom theme
- your project is using Markdown extensions
In case your builds are failing because of a
you may want to follow one of the following solutions depending on the case.
Pin mkdocs to the previous version¶
Before Read the Docs upgraded its default version installed,
mkdocs==0.15.0 was used.
To make your project continue using this version you will need to create a
requirements.txt file with this content:
# requirements.txt mkdocs==0.15.0 mkdocs-bootstrap==0.1.1 mkdocs-bootswatch==0.1.0 markdown>=2.3.1,<2.5
Most of the breaking changes where introduced in
so you may want to test only pinning
and check if your docs keep building successfully.
More detailed information about how to specify dependencies can be found here.
Upgrade your custom theme to be compatible with newer mkdocs versions¶
It is possible that event your build passes your documentation doesn’t look correct.
This may be because the new
mkdocs==0.17.3 version installed by Read the Docs introduced some breaking changes on the structure of the theme.
You should check the mkdocs’ Custom Theme documentation to upgrade your custom theme and make it compatible with the new version.
Upgrade how extension arguments are defined¶
mkdocs has changed the way that
markdown_extensions are defined and you may need to upgrade it.
If you where passing arguments to the extension by defining them between brackets (
toc(permalink=true)) in your
mkdocs.yaml you may need to upgrade it to the new way.
For example, this definition:
markdown_extensions: - admonition - codehilite(guess_lang=false) - toc(permalink=true) - footnotes - meta
needs to be replaced by:
markdown_extensions: - admonition - codehilite guess_lang: false - toc permalink: true - footnotes - meta