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Vercel

Overview

Setting up a Vercel account is an optional step that can help you view your changes to the documentation in a server environment just like the actual docs. This can be helpful to include when submitting a pull request so that developers can review your changes and visually check that things look correct.

Set up Vercel account

  • Go to vercel.com
  • Login with your GitHub account, click Continue with GitHub
  • Click New Project
  • Under Import Git Repository select + Add GitHub Account You'll be redirected to GitHub to allow access to select repositories.
  • Select your fork of the project: username/Meshtastic

Configure project

Configure project:

  • Set a name for the project
  • Select a framework preset: Docusaurus 2
  • Click Deploy

That's it! You should now see your project with a green or orange status dot showing that your fork of the project has been compiled. There will be a commit-specific url that you can share to view your changes. There also will be a branch-specific url that you can view. If there are any errors it will show up red and include the logs for you to figure out what has gone wrong.

tip

There is a limited number of branch urls that you will be able to view. If you notice that option has disappeared, you can delete unused branches on your fork and that will enable that feature again.

Branch urls are helpful in PRs because they will remain constant, and you won't need to resubmit a new url for review each new commit if changes are requested.