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Documentation Content Guide
This page contains guidelines for Kubernetes documentation.
If you have questions about what's allowed, join the #sig-docs channel in Kubernetes Slack and ask!
You can register for Kubernetes Slack at https://slack.k8s.io/.
For information on creating new content for the Kubernetes docs, follow the style guide.
Source for the Kubernetes website, including the docs, resides in the kubernetes/website repository.
Located in the
kubernetes/website/content/<language_code>/docs folder, the
majority of Kubernetes documentation is specific to the Kubernetes
Kubernetes docs allow content for third-party projects only when:
- Content documents software in the Kubernetes project
- Content documents software that's out of project but necessary for Kubernetes to function
- Content is canonical on kubernetes.io, or links to canonical content elsewhere
Third party content
Links to active content in the Kubernetes project are always allowed.
Docs can link to third-party open source software (OSS) outside the Kubernetes project only if it's necessary for Kubernetes to function.
Dual sourced content
Wherever possible, Kubernetes docs link to canonical sources instead of hosting dual-sourced content.
Dual-sourced content requires double the effort (or more!) to maintain and grows stale more quickly.
Note: If you're a maintainer for a Kubernetes project and need help hosting your own docs, ask for help in #sig-docs on Kubernetes Slack.
If you have questions about allowed content, join the Kubernetes Slack #sig-docs channel and ask!
- Read the Style guide.