Nikola 3 is out and it is good.

I just released version 3 of my static site generator, Nikola

It's a major release, there is hardly any code from the previous version that was not moved, prodded, broken or fixed!

The main features of Nikola:

  • Blogs, with tags, feeds, archives, comments, etc.

  • Themable

  • Fast builds, thanks to doit

  • Flexible

  • Small codebase (programmers can understand all of Nikola in a few hours)

  • reStructuredText and Markdown as input languages

  • Easy image galleries (just drop files in a folder!)

  • Syntax highlighting for almost any programming language or markup

  • Multilingual sites

  • Doesn't reinvent wheels, leverages existing tools.

Changes for this release (not exhaustive!):

  • New optional template argument for "nikola init"

  • New "install_theme" task

  • Optional address option for the "serve" task

  • Better looking codeblocks

  • Russian translation

  • Use markdown/reSt compiler based on post extension

  • Don't fail when there are no posts/stories/galleries/tags

  • Use configuration options as dependencies

  • Use more relative links for easier site rellocation

  • Syntax highlight for markdown

  • Better multicore builds (make the -n 2 or -n 4 options work)

  • Configurable output folder

  • Don't fail on posts with periods in the name

  • Different page names for different languages

  • Recognize (some) Mako template dependencies

  • Is now a more "normal" python package.


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