Plugin Documentation

Goals available for this plugin:

Goal Description
site:attach-descriptor Adds the site descriptor (site.xml) to the list of files to be installed/deployed.
For Maven-2.x this is enabled by default only when the project has pom packaging since it will be used by modules inheriting, but this can be enabled for other projects packaging if needed.
This default execution has been removed from the built-in lifecycle of Maven 3.x for pom-projects. Users that actually use those projects to provide a common site descriptor for sub modules will need to explicitly define this goal execution to restore the intended behavior.
site:deploy Deploys the generated site using wagon supported protocols to the site URL specified in the <distributionManagement> section of the POM.

For scp protocol, the website files are packaged by wagon into zip archive, then the archive is transfered to the remote host, next it is un-archived which is much faster than making a file by file copy.

site:effective-site Displays the effective site descriptor as an XML for this build, after inheritance and interpolation of site.xml, for the first locale.
site:help Display help information on maven-site-plugin.
Call mvn site:help -Ddetail=true -Dgoal=<goal-name> to display parameter details.
site:jar Bundles the site output into a JAR so that it can be deployed to a repository.
site:run Starts the site up, rendering documents as requested for faster editing. It uses Jetty as the web server.
site:site Generates the site for a single project.

Note that links between module sites in a multi module build will not work, since local build directory structure doesn't match deployed site.

site:stage Deploys the generated site to a local staging or mock directory based on the site URL specified in the <distributionManagement> section of the POM.

It can be used to test that links between module sites in a multi-module build work.

This goal requires the site to already have been generated using the site goal, such as by calling mvn site.

site:stage-deploy Deploys the generated site to a staging or mock URL to the site URL specified in the <distributionManagement> section of the POM, using wagon supported protocols

System Requirements

The following specifies the minimum requirements to run this Maven plugin:

Maven 2.2.1
JDK 1.6
Memory No minimum requirement.
Disk Space No minimum requirement.

Usage

You should specify the version in your project's plugin configuration:

<project>
  ...
  <build>
    <!-- To define the plugin version in your parent POM -->
    <pluginManagement>
      <plugins>
        <plugin>
          <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
          <artifactId>maven-site-plugin</artifactId>
          <version>3.7</version>
        </plugin>
        ...
      </plugins>
    </pluginManagement>
    <!-- To use the plugin goals in your POM or parent POM -->
    <plugins>
      <plugin>
        <groupId>org.apache.maven.plugins</groupId>
        <artifactId>maven-site-plugin</artifactId>
        <version>3.7</version>
      </plugin>
      ...
    </plugins>
  </build>
  ...
</project>

For more information, see "Guide to Configuring Plug-ins"