Nikola v7.3.0 is out!

On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v7.3.0. It features many bugfixes, and also some new useful features.

What is Nikola?

Nikola is a static site and blog generator, written in Python. It can use Mako and Jinja2 templates, and input in many popular markup formats, such as reStructuredText and Markdown — and can even turn IPython Notebooks into blog posts! It also supports image galleries, and is multilingual. Nikola is flexible, and page builds are extremely fast, courtesy of doit (which is rebuilding only what has been changed).

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  • Added -a, --author option to set post author field

  • Added option INDEXES_PRETTY_PAGE_URL to make URLs for indexes pages more pretty. (Issue #1548)

  • Added -i, --import argument to new_post for importing existing post contents (Issue #1385)

  • Added warning about password in posts being insecure (Issue #1547)

  • INDEXES_TITLE and INDEXES_PAGES are translatable (Issue #1544)

  • Added new option ARCHIVES_ARE_INDEXES which allows archive pages which list posts to be rendered with the post contents. (Issue #1537)

  • Added new option INDEXES_STATIC which allows to define the page ordering for indexes (Issue #1537). Also, if tag pages are created as indexes, they will behave more close to the default indexes.

  • Use table line-numbering style with reST code, making copy-pasting code possible (Issue #1285)

  • Tag and category pages are now more separated. The prefix for category pages can be changed and the folder can be modified independently of the tags' folder. (Issue #1535)

  • Writing the tag cloud data file can now be disabled. Will be disabled by default in the future. (Issue #1535)

  • The utils.config_changed function now takes an optional extra argument, identifier, used to identify the source of a specific dependency save. As such, ALL your files will be rebuilt after upgrading. (Issue #1526 via #1521)

  • New option GALLERY_FOLDERS replacing GALLERY_PATH (Issue #1511)

  • New PANDOC_OPTIONS option (Issue #1492)

  • New tab-width option in code-block directive (Issue #1514)

  • New option TAG_PAGES_DESCRIPTIONS for optionally making individual tag pages more unique and interesting (Issue #1486)

  • New option LISTINGS_FOLDERS (which replaces LISTINGS_FOLDER) which allows to separate input and output folder names for listings, and allows to have more than one listings folder (Issue #1499)

  • ReST listing directive now honors alternative listings folder names (Issue #1499)

  • New command line option --conf= to specify the configuration file (default is (Issue #1501)

  • Added Arabic translation (by darkwise)

  • Added Danish translation (by mikkelkristiansen)

  • Added Indonesian translation (by Willy Sudiarto Raharjo)

  • Added Korean translation (by Dong Geun)

  • Added Serbian translation (by Ivan Radeljic)

  • Added Swedish translation (by Johan Sommerfeld)

  • New advanced option RSS_LINKS_APPEND_QUERY for tracking traffic from RSS subscribers

  • Add robots meta tag with value noindex for drafts (Issue #1489)

  • New option TAGLIST_MINIMUM_POSTS allows hiding unpopular tags from the tag index page (Issue #1484)

  • New options CREATE_FULL_ARCHIVES and CREATE_DAILY_ARCHIVE which allow to create non-hierarchical archives and archives for days, respectively (Issue #1494)

  • New plugin for creating image thumbnails, and a corresponding reST plugin (Issue #1527)


  • Handle over-and-under-lined titles in rst for guessing title (Issue #1539)

  • Don't apply colorbox to figures if they are of islink class. (Issue #1536)

  • Turned minify_lines into a no-op (Issue #1497)

  • Don’t classify unpublished posts as pages (Issue #1577)

  • Fixed a TranslatableSetting.langformat race condition

  • Fixed TranslatableSetting instantiation in TranslatableSetting.langformat (Issue #1571)

  • Fixed rss.xsl path for blogs not deployed to server root (Issue #1563)

  • Respect SHOW_UNTRANSLATED_POSTS = False in archives and for untranslated source files (Issue #1360)

  • Make sure drafts don’t appear in sitemaps with multiple languages (Issue #1489)

  • Make site.posts_per_file cover all languages (Issues #1270, #1489)

  • Fix ANNOTATIONS not working at all (Issue #1477)

  • Fix asking questions with Unicode chars in Python 2 (Issue #1476)

  • Use ADDITIONAL_METADATA with the two-file format (Issue #1471)

  • Make previewimage compatible with sites deployed to subdirectories (Issue #1473)

  • Make sitemaps work on sites deployed to subdirectories (Issue #1472)


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