Changing landing page

It is possible to have a custom landing page in Sphinx documentation. This is achieved by adding a custom template file for that page and setting html_additional_pages in

templates_path = ["_templates"]
html_additional_pages = {
    "index": "your-custom-landing-page.html"


You’ll need to write HTML for the page in _templates/your-custom-landing-page.html, if you use the above example as-is.

In case you’re curious, this works because Sphinx allows overwriting existing files when generating the website and processes html_additional_pages after processing the pages normally. These two behaviours combined mean that we can overwrite the page generated with the default layout by specifying the same document with a different template in html_additional_pages.