Maven has several reports that you can add to your web site to display the current state of the project. These reports take the form of plugins, just like those used to build the project.
There are many standard reports that are available by extracting information from the POM. Currently these are provided by default:
To find out more please see to the Project Info Reports Plugin.
To add these reports to your site, you must add the plugin to the <reporting> element in the POM. The following example shows how to configure the standard Project Info Reports that display information from the POM in a friendly format:
<project> ... <reporting> <plugins> <plugin> <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId> <artifactId>maven-project-info-reports-plugin</artifactId> <version>2.1.1</version> </plugin> </plugins> </reporting> ... </project>
If you have included the appropriate <menu ref="reports"/> tag in your site descriptor, then when you regenerate the site those items will appear in a menu called "Project Reports".
Note: Many report plugins provide a parameter called outputDirectory or similar to specify the destination for their report outputs. This parameter is only relevant if the report plugin is run standalone, i.e. by invocation directly from the command line. In constrast, when reports are generated as part of the site, the configuration of the Maven Site Plugin will determine the effective output directory to ensure that all reports end up in a common location.
Check out the reporting section of the plugins page, for a list of available reporting plugins.