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Pelican Reviews

A static site generator, written in Python, that requires no database or server-side logic

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  • Ask HN: Which Python or Rust-based static site generators to use as of 2023?
    I use Pelican ( for my blog, which works decently for me. It is a static site generator written in Python. But you probably won't learn much Python by using it (or Rust when using a generator written in it) since you probably won't need to change anything in it. - Source: Hacker News / 27 days ago
  • Creating a Python Wiki application
    Surely a "local private wiki ... Not web based ... On a desktop application" is not really a "wiki" at all, but rather a "static site generator" with a built-in "search". If that's what you want, there's a Python app called Pelican. Writing such an app from scratch isn't really a beginners project. - Source: Reddit / about 1 month ago
  • Top ten popular static site generators (SSG) in 2023
    Pelican — best for Python developers. - Source: / about 1 month ago
  • Trying to work around a Jekyll site-building tutorial without using Jekyll
    You can - you'd basically just create a python script that parses your HTML/CSS files and replaces strings with values from your YAML. However I wouldn't recommend that unless you're just using this as an opportunity to learn Python. If you want to standup a real site and you want to use python, I'd recommend a Python static site generator like Pelican or Nikola. - Source: Reddit / 2 months ago
  • Help me find a suitable static site generator
    As you're familiar with Python, how about - Source: Reddit / 3 months ago
  • Making a website with Python/py-script, HTML, CSS on and Firebase
    Alternatively, consider if you really need a backend, many sites can be deployed as a static site using something like Pelican, you can use github actions to do this all in python. - Source: Reddit / 6 months ago
  • Over 280,000 WordPress Sites Attacked Using WPGateway Plugin Zero-Day Vulnerability
    My own blog and portfolio site is hosted on github pages. Since I'm knowledgeable with web development, I use a static site generator, it's a software which generates your site pages for you on the fly based on pre-determined html/css structure and markdown posts. The setup exists in a single folder and all you have to do is push the generated html files to a github repo and the content becomes live on site! It's... - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • The flying start of your blog with Pelican and Github Pages
    Pelican (anagram of the word calepin which means notebook in French) is what is called a Static Site Generator (SSG). - Source: / 7 months ago
  • CLIpedia - Enhanced awesome list of CLI/TUI programs
    I know exactly what you mean by the part to have all the files locally and rsync them on the server. I use Pelican as a static site generator and my blog articles are markdown files in a git repository. - Source: Reddit / 7 months ago
  • Mau: a lightweight markup language based on Jinja
    Markdown is a great format, and I used it for all my blog posts since I started writing. Pelican, which is the static site generator that I use, supports Markdown out of the box, so it was extremely easy to start using it, and overall I had an enjoyable experience. - Source: / 8 months ago
  • Static website builder for a completely non technical person
    Https://, can't get easier than that. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Should I use Ghost or Hugo for a blog ?
    I just switched from Ghost to Pelican (a static site generator) to create my own website. Among the elements that convinced me to change is the portability of the data that gives you to use a static site generator and write everything in Markdown. They are simple text files and I can edit them as I please (also offline). Another great thing is that Pelican adapts according to the tags and categories I use. - Source: Reddit / 8 months ago
  • Can you Make Websites With Python?
    After generating some static sites using Hugo, which is written in Go, I switched to using the Pelican Static Site Generator, written in Python. - Source: Reddit / 9 months ago
  • Building a personal blog using Django
    A few others have commented about using a static site generator to build a blog. If you're looking into develop your python skills here's two (of many) static site generators that are written in python: Pelican: - Source: Hacker News / 10 months ago
  • Django for a personal blog website -- writing new posts in html/markdown and saving directly into the database?
    Sounds to me like you would be better served by a static site generator. Check out Pelican, for example - it does what you described right out of the box: - Source: Reddit / 11 months ago
  • Why I built another static site generator: A love story
    I have used a few static site generators over the years including Hugo, Jekyll, and Pelican to host my personal blog. And I have experimented with a few others including Lektor and Gatsby. - Source: / about 1 year ago
  • Does anybody actually still program websites from scratch?
    For instance, with Pelican, you can use the default stuff baked in, or you can define everything from scratch: what's the HTML for the base, what's the HTML for the homepage that fits inside that base, what's the HTML for blog post listing pages themselves and what's the HTML for each listing/card? What's the HTML for each post page, how will it display the content such as article text, article title, and other... - Source: Reddit / about 1 year ago
  • Options and opinions on 'Publish'?
    Are there better/different options for pushing markdown to the web? I am a programmer, so setting up something like Pelican would be a trivial process. - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • vim-rst: another reStructuredText for vim
    Restructured text is in fact older than markdown. It is the markup language used by python documentation and derivative text processing systems focused on technical documentation such as, off the top of me head, pelican. Pelican was developed by the Fedora project and it is used by Fedora, RedHat and other projects to document their software. These days pelican is sold as a static site generation system, but it is... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • How much does it cost to host a static Flask Web App on Azure?
    There is also python based static site generators that might be easier to migrate to for a flask dev - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago
  • Turn URLs in Markdown files into snapshots (asyncio+HTTPX)
    I wrote archive-md-urls, a tool primarily meant for users of static site generators that use Markdown for writing content, e.g. Pelican, Jekyll or Hugo. It will automatically check for the publication date of the file (e.g. In the YAML front matter) and try to get the snapshot of the URL that is closest to this date. Ideally, this will not only fix broken URLs but also link to a snapshot that shows how... - Source: Reddit / over 1 year ago

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