Quick start

Quick start

This guide will help you get started with the Floe in under 5 minutes.

Before you start

These docs assume you have completed onboarding through the Floe dashboard (opens in a new tab). You should also have generated an API key and have it ready.

Getting started

Install the CLI

The easiest way to get started with Floe is with the Floe CLI. The CLI works with npm (opens in a new tab), yarn (opens in a new tab), pnpm (opens in a new tab), and bun (opens in a new tab).

The following command will install the CLI globally.

npm i -g @floe/cli
Should you wish to pin the CLI version, you may remove the -g flag and install the CLI locally to your project.

Initialize Floe

Use the setup wizard to install the .floe directory. You should run this in the root of your documentation repository.

floe init
If you are installing into a monorepo, run in the same directory as your .git file.

Copy environment variables

Copy into the root .env file of your project with the following environment variables:

  • FLOE_API_WORKSPACE: The slug for your Floe workspace. You can find this value in the URL for your workspace, such as<slug> or on the Developers page where you created the API key.
  • FLOW_API_SECRET: The secret token of the API key that you created before you began. To create an API key, visit the Developers page in your Floe workspace.
Be sure to not commit this file! For example, to avoid committing it, you can add the .env file to the .gitignore file for the repository.

Try it out!

echo "I done gone and wrote some docs." > && floe review files && rm

This command will create a sample file with some grammatical issues. We then run Floe against it with floe review files, and finally remove the file.

Next steps