How To Deploy On Netlify

The official guide on how to deploy your website to Netlify, which can be found here, explains the required steps:

  • Step 1: Add Your New Site. Creating a new site on Netlify is simple.
  • Step 2: Link to Your GitHub (or supported version-control tool of choice)
  • Step 3: Authorize Netlify.
  • Step 4: Select Your Repo.
  • Step 5: Configure Your Settings.
  • Step 6: Build Your Site.
  • Step 7: All Done.

And it’s really as simple as that. The very blog you are exploring at the moment is deployed on Netlify too, and the score is pretty great, as you can see on Test My Site:

TestMySite results for Valticus

TestMySite results for Valticus

After I had set everything up on Netlify, all I had to do is generate a basic Statiq site and push it to the repository from which the this site is deployed via Netlify.

The steps for bootstrapping a Static website are as follows:

  • Step 1: Install .NET Core Statiq Web consists of .NET Core libraries and installing the .NET Core SDK is the only prerequisite.

  • Step 2: Create a .NET Core Console Application Create a new console application using the dotnet command-line interface:

dotnet new console --name MySite

  • Step 3: Install Statiq.Web In same folder as your newly created project (i.e. MySite).

dotnet add package Statiq.Web --version x.y.z

Use whatever is the most recent version of Statiq.Web. The –version flag is needed while the package is pre-release.

  • Step 4: Create a Bootstrapper Creating a bootstrapper for Statiq Web initializes everything you’ll need to generate your web site. While you can certainly extend Statiq Web with new pipelines or custom modules, you shouldn’t need to for most sites. Add the following code in your Program.cs file:
using System.Threading.Tasks;
using Statiq.App;
using Statiq.Web;

namespace MySite
public class Program
public static async Task<int> Main(string[] args) =>
await Bootstrapper
  • Step 5: Add Some Content Start adding content by creating Markdown files in your input folder, by default input folder is located in your project root.

To get something served you can add the following code as file in your input folder.

## Title: My First Statiq page

# Hello World!

Hello from my first Statiq page.
  • Step 6: Run it!

    Let the magic happen:

dotnet run

This will by default create an output folder in your project folder if it doesn’t exists and generate static web site content based on what’s in your input folder.

Or run it and preview the generated site:

dotnet run -- preview

(I actually did run the site with --preview to make sure everything works before I pushed the files to the dedicated repo.) And as I’ve stated previously, Netlify CMS doesn’t go well with Statiq yet, but I am sure it will change for the better soon enough.

I hope you found this article useful. Thank you very much for taking your time to read it!