The Best Way to Create the Website You Want from Markdown (or Jupyter/RStudio)

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Highly Flexible

Easily manage many different types of content including the homepage, blog posts, publications, talks, slides, online courses, software documentation, projects, and custom pages. Academic even has multilingual support for 15+ languages.

Markdown, Code, Math

Write in Markdown (or RMarkdown) with support for code highlighting and LaTeX math formatting. You can even use our time-saving shortcodes too.

Themes & Plugins

Academic has a powerful theme and plugin system. Themes let you modify Academic’s colors to suit your preferences. Then choose the widgets you want and place them where you want.

Elements for Every Kind of Site

Blog Post
Events & Slides
Filterable Portfolio
Social Follow
Social Share
Header Image
Search Box
Contact Form
Privacy Pack (GDPR)


Intuitive technical content writing.
  • Page builder - Create anything with widgets and elements
  • Edit any type of content - Blog posts, publications, talks, slides, projects, and more!
  • Create content in Markdown, Jupyter, or RStudio
  • Plugin System - Fully customizable color and font themes
  • Display Code and Math - Code highlighting and LaTeX math supported
  • Integrations - Google Analytics, Disqus commenting, Maps, Contact Forms, and more!
  • Beautiful Site - Simple and refreshing one page design
  • Industry-Leading SEO - Help get your website found on search engines and social media
  • Media Galleries - Display your images and videos with captions in a customizable gallery
  • Mobile Friendly - Look amazing on every screen with a mobile friendly version of your site
  • Multi-language - 15+ language packs including English, 中文, and Português
  • Multi-user - Each author gets their own profile page
  • Privacy Pack - Assists with GDPR
  • Stand Out - Bring your site to life with animation, parallax backgrounds, and scroll effects
  • One-Click Deployment - No servers. No databases. Only files.

This website is powered by Academic, GitHub, and Netlify, and can be built in under 10 minutes for free.

Explore the personal demo or project/organization demo (this site), and then consider heading on over to install and personalize your own site.

If you like Academic, star it on Github to show your support and keep track of updates 😃

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Imperial College London

Transport Systems & Logistics Laboratory

George Cushen

Creator of Academic

Ghent University: IPI

The Image Processing and Interpretation research group at Ghent University.

Daniel Antal

Management consultant

Flip Tanedo

Assistant Professor at UC Riverside

Hugh Paterson III

Innovation Analyst

Ghent University

The Database, Document and Content Management research group at Ghent University.

Stanford University

The Causality in Cognition Lab at Stanford University studies the role of causality in our understanding of the world, and of each other.

Alison Presmanes Hill

Co-author of the leading book on using R to create websites.

Daniel S. Quintana

Researcher in biological psychiatry at the Univerisity of Oslo.

Source Themes (this site)

This project landing page and software documentation site are made with Academic.

Support Academic

Support further development of Academic

Academic is an MIT licensed open source project and completely free to use. However, the amount of effort needed to maintain and develop new features for the project is not sustainable without appropriate backing. You can support Academic development via the following methods:

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