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Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.

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Pelican is a static site generator, written in Python_.

  • Compose content in Markdown_ or reStructuredText_ using your editor of choice
  • Simple command-line tool (re)generates HTML, CSS, and JS from your source content
  • Easy to interface with version control systems and web hooks
  • Completely static output is simple to host anywhere


Pelican’s feature highlights include:

  • Chronological content (e.g., articles, blog posts) as well as static pages
  • Integration with external services
  • Site themes (created using Jinja2_ templates)
  • Publication of articles in multiple languages
  • Generation of Atom and RSS feeds
  • Code syntax highlighting via Pygments_
  • Import existing content from WordPress, Dotclear, or RSS feeds
  • Fast rebuild times due to content caching and selective output writing
  • Extensible via a rich plugin ecosystem:
    Pelican Plugins

Check out the

Pelican documentation
_ for further information.

How to get help, contribute, or provide feedback

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Source code

Pelican’s source code is

hosted on GitHub
. For information on how it works, have a look at
Pelican's internals

Why the name “Pelican”?

“Pelican” is an anagram of calepin, which means “notebook” in French.

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hosted on GitHub

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