Nikola v8.2.0 is out!

On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v8.2.0. This release includes some new features as well as a bunch of bugfixes.

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 Jupyter 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).

Find out more at the website:


Install using pip install Nikola.



  • Add category_titles, category_descriptions, tag_titles, tag_descriptions to default context of tags page (Issue #3584)

  • Add Maori translation

  • Add Occitan translation

  • New auto_command_starting signal when nikola auto is starting

  • typogrify_custom filter adds a default value for typogrify_filters so that ignore_tags can be specified as the only option.

  • The default ignore_tags are appended to the user-supplied ignore_tags added via typogrify_custom.

  • Allow adding comment systems from a plugin (Issue #3544)

  • New CommentSystem plugin category (Issue #3544)


  • Fix changes to INDEX_READ_MORE_LINK and FEED_READ_MORE_LINK not triggering rebuilds

  • Make CATEGORY_TITLES, CATEGORY_DESCRIPTIONS, TAG_TITLES, TAG_DESCRIPTIONS translatable settings for consistency (Issue #3584)

  • Fix bug with posts after the first one appearing shifted due to a <div> closed too early (Issue #3573, #3564)

  • Fix support for files outside of site root directory on Windows

  • Support passing --backend and --db-file to nikola auto

  • Support blank values in certain WordPress-imported structures (Issue #3535)

  • Typogrify ignores div elements with .math CSS class. (Issue #3512)

  • Adjust panorama aspect ratio to 3:1 and document behaviour.


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