Getting started with Pelican: A Python-based static site generator which will import from Blogger, Tumblr...

Getting started with Pelican: A Python-based static site generator which will import from Blogger, Tumblr, WordPress, RSS etc

At first glance, I thought why bother with Pelican but with so many services closing down and users struggling to import their posts elsewhere, or sitting on a site and they have no control over doing some tweaks to it, I can see this may fill a niche. There are many who want to tinker and who want to be in full control of the service they run.

Pelican is a simple static blog generator. It parses markup files (Markdown or reStructuredText for now) and generates an HTML folder with all the files in it. To be flexible enough, Pelican has template support, so you can easily write your own themes if you want to.

Essentially this will generate a blog site for you which you can run off any server or general hosting service. Being Python you will be able to make your own tweaks to it.

The supported import formats are:
* Blogger XML export
* Dotclear export
* Posterous API
* Tumblr API
* WordPress XML export
* RSS/Atom feed

One thing to note though is I see mention of no built-in commenting and the use of Disqus instead.

How to install it at https://opensource.com/article/19/1/getting-started-pelican and some interesting background on how it works by the developer at http://docs.getpelican.com/en/stable/report.html

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Getting started with Pelican: A Python-based static site generator
Pelican is a great choice for Python users who want to self-host a simple website or blog.

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