These are my instructions for how to build a website using R. The inspiration came from a series of tweets by Dan Qunitana about how to build an academic website using the blogdown package (Xie 2018).

Following these instructions you can build a website for Bibi the Cat, using the Hugo academic theme but you can of course make a website for anything you like and use any of the many themes available.

These instructions assume you have R (R Core Team 2018) and Rstudio installed and are reasonably comfortable using these tools.

For much more detail check out the fantastic blogdown book.


Xie, Yihui. 2018. Bookdown: Authoring Books and Technical Documents with R Markdown.

R Core Team. 2018. R: A Language and Environment for Statistical Computing. Vienna, Austria: R Foundation for Statistical Computing.