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Retype - Write anything

Retype is an :sparkles: ultra-high-performance :sparkles: generator that builds a website based on simple text files. Focus on your writing while Retype builds the rest.

No coding is required and just one Markdown file, such as a README.md, will get you started.

The retype.com website was generated using Retype.

A new Retype powered website can be up and running within seconds once Retype is installed, which itself takes only a few seconds. :+1:

Quick start

You install Retype using npm, yarn, or the dotnet CLI.

From your command line, navigate to a folder location where you have one or more Markdown .md files, such as a GitHub or GitLab project.

Next, choose one of the following tools to first install retypeapp and then start Retype by using the retype watch command:


npm install retypeapp-linux-x64 --global retype watch


yarn global add retypeapp-linux-x64 retype watch


dotnet tool install retypeapp --global retype watch

That's it! Your new Retype website should be up and running.


:tada: It just works

Retype has been built to be easy to use and should "just work" out-of-the-box without any special configuration or troublesome setup.

:zap: Lightning fast

Don't blink. Retype was built for speed.

:white_check_mark: Easy install

Installation takes only a few seconds. Then you need at least one Markdown .md file which Retype will start building a new website from.

:muscle: Powerful

Project level configuration using retype.yml unlocks many more Retype features and customization.

:pencil2: Simple formatting

Pages are formatted using Markdown syntax and Retype components. Page level configuration is available, such as customizing the navigation label or description used by search engines.

:arrows_clockwise: Live reload

If a change is detected, such as editing and saving an .md file, your Retype website will be updated almost instantly within the browser. After running retype watch, edit any .md file and see your changes appear in the browser almost instantly.

:computer: Host anywhere

Retype generates a basic HTML website that you can self-host on any web hosting service, such as GitHub or GitLab. No special server-side software or external dependencies are required. You can host your Retype site as a public website or as a private website inside your organization.


Technical support questions are best asked in the Discussions. The discussions are monitored 24 hours a day and we will do our best to assist.

If you find a defect or would like to submit a feature request, please create an Issue and we will investigate right away.

Do you have a general inquiry? Please feel free to contact us at hello@object.net.



Last updated on 14 Jul 2022

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