PHP documentation generator, with markdown output

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0.2.0 2016-02-11 22:08 UTC


This is a script that can generate markdown (.md) files for your API documentation.

It is tailored for projects using PSR-0, PSR-1, PSR-2, PSR-4 and namespaces. The project was primarily developed for sabre/dav, but it should work for other codebases as well.

It only documents classes and interfaces.

The code is ugly, it was intended as a one-off, and I was in a hurry.. so the codebase may not be up to your standards. (it certainly isn't up to mine).


This project assumes you have composer installed. Simply add:

"require-dev" : {

    "evert/phpdoc-md" : "~0.2.0"


To your composer.json, and then you can simply install with:

composer install


First ensure that phpdocumentor 2 is installed somewhere, after, you must generate a file called structure.xml.

The easiest is to create a temporary directory, for example named docs/.

# phpdoc command
phpdoc  -d [project path] -t docs/ --template="xml"

# Next, run phpdocmd:
phpdocmd docs/structure.xml [outputdir]


--lt [template]
    This specifies the 'template' for links we're generating. By default
    this is "%c.md".

--index [filename]
    This specifies the 'filename' for API Index markdown file we're generating.
    By default this is "ApiIndex.md".

This should generate all the .md files. I'm excited to hear your feedback.

Cheers, Evert