Single Version Documentation

Single Version Documentation lets you serve your docs at a root domain. By default, all documentation served by Read the Docs has a root of /<language>/<version>/. But, if you enable the “Single Version” option for a project, its documentation will instead be served at /.

Warning

This means you can’t have translations or multiple versions for your documentation.

You can see a live example of this at http://www.contribution-guide.org

Enabling

You can toggle the “Single Version” option on or off for your project in the Project Admin page. Check your dashboard for a list of your projects.

Effects

Links pointing to the root URL of the project will now point to the proper URL. For example, if pip was set as a “Single Version” project, then links to its documentation would point to https://pip.readthedocs.io/ rather than redirecting to https://pip.readthedocs.io/en/latest/.

Warning

Documentation at /<language>/<default_version>/ will stop working. Remember to set Canonical URLs to tell search engines like Google what to index, and to create User-defined Redirects to avoid broken incoming links.