Links to resources for pkgdown sites:
Disclaimer.mdand NOAA footer for your packages here.
usethis::use_badges(). You’ll want to make sure your
Readme.md file has
<!-- badges: start --> <!-- badges: end -->
So usethis knows where to put the badge code.
With the last 2 pkgdown sites that I put up on GitHub Pages, I had some trouble where GitHub was only showing a page made from the Readme file and not the pkgdown site even though I had the GitHub Pages settings done correctly. so on my GitHub repository under Settings > GitHub Pages > branch = main and folder = docs.
To solve, I changed branch = None in Settings > GitHub Pages. That turns off GitHub Pages, then I immediately reset branch = main and folder = docs and hit Save. The pkgdown site then appeared within 30 seconds or so.