pkgdown 1.6.0


  Hadley Wickham

We’re stoked to announce the release of pkgdown 1.6.0. pkgdown is designed to make it quick and easy to build a website for your package. Install it with:


This release mostly contains a bunch of minor improvements and bug fixes that you can read about in the release notes. But there are two major changes:

  • The syntax highlighing and autolinking is now powered by the new downlit package. There should be very little change in behaviour because the code in downlit was extracted from pkgdown, but this will make it easier to use pkgdown’s nice linking/highlighting in more places.

  • pkgdown now uses the ragg package for graphical output in examples. This should be a little faster and will produce higher quality output that’s the same on every operating systems.


A big thanks to all 55 contributors who helped make this release possible with their bug reports, thoughtful discussion, and code contributions: @Anirban166, @batpigandme, @bblodfon, @benjaminleroy, @cderv, @chuxinyuan, @DanChaltiel, @dankelley, @davidchall, @davidhodge931, @DavisVaughan, @dfsnow, @donaldRwilliams, @Eluvias, @erhla, @fmmattioni, @GegznaV, @GregorDeCillia, @gustavdelius, @hadley, @hbaniecki, @jameslamb, @jayhesselberth, @jeffwong-nflx, @jennybc, @jonkeane, @jranke, @kevinushey, @klmr, @krlmlr, @lcolladotor, @maelle, @maxheld83, @mladenjovanovic, @ms609, @mstr3336, @ngreifer, @OceaneCsn, @padpadpadpad, @pat-s, @paulponcet, @ramiromagno, @randy3k, @rickhelmus, @royfrancis, @schloerke, @statnmap, @stefanoborini, @tanho63, @ThierryO, @thomas-neitmann, @ttimbers, @wkmor1, @zeileis, and @zkamvar.