Nikola v8.3.1 is out!

On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v8.3.1. This release fixes some small bugs, including some introduced by the new Nikola Plugin Manager.

The minimum Python version supported is now 3.8, and we have adopted a formal policy to define the Python versions supported by Nikola.

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.



  • Support passing --poll to nikola auto to better deal with symlink farms.


  • Remove insecure HTTP fallback from nikola plugin

  • Fix the nikola plugin command not working (Issue #3736, #3737)

  • Fix nikola new_post --available-formats crashing with TypeError (Issue #3750)

  • Fix the new plugin manager not loading plugins if the plugin folder is a symlink (Issue #3741)

  • Fix the nikola plugin command not working (Issue #3736)

  • Remove no longer used leftovers of annotations support (Issue #3764)


  • Nikola now requires Python 3.8 or newer.

  • Nikola has adopted a policy for Python version support, promising support for versions supported by the Python core team, Ubuntu LTS, or Debian stable, and taking into consideration Debian oldstable and PyPy.

  • Remove polyfill from


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