Chapter 1 Get Started

In this chapter, we show how to create a simple website from scratch. The website will contain a home page, an “About” page, one R Markdown post, and a plain Markdown post. You will learn the basic concepts for creating websites with blogdown. For beginners, we recommend that you get started with the RStudio IDE, but it is not really required. The RStudio IDE can make a few things easier, but you are free to use any editor if you do not care about the extra benefits in RStudio.