I would like my README.Rmd to serve as the template for both the pkgdown homepage and the github README.md. Is there a way to get pkgdown to generate both files when I build the site, or do I have to remember to knit it separately?
pkgdown should pick up README.Rmd as the source for index.html, in the absence of anything "better", according to this set of choices:
Building your pkgdown site used to also render README.Rmd to README.md, in the top-level directory. But that is no longer true in dev right now.
So that remains your job.
Thanks @jennybryan. I suppose that makes some sense, since README.md isn't part of the site, but it would be nice as an option.
Yeah, I agree that README.Rmd --> README.md is a bit of an orphan right now. Neither pkgdown nor
document() is looking after it. It feels like it should be wired up to something