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

Pelican is a static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Write your weblog entries directly with your editor of choice (vim!) in reStructuredText or Markdown.
Pelican is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Pelican is an open source tool with 12.4K GitHub stars and 1.8K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Pelican's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Pelican?

6 companies reportedly use Pelican in their tech stacks, including MonkeyLearn Stack, Dativa, and SFTPPlus.

70 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Pelican.

Pelican Integrations

Pros of Pelican
Open source
Implemented in Python
Easy to deploy
RestructuredText and Markdown support
Easy to customize
Can run on Github pages

Pelican's Features

  • Blog articles and pages
  • Comments, via an external service (Disqus). (Please note that while useful, Disqus is an external service, and thus the comment data will be somewhat outside of your control and potentially subject to data loss.)
  • Theming support (themes are created using Jinja2 templates)
  • PDF generation of the articles/pages (optional)
  • Publication of articles in multiple languages
  • Atom/RSS feeds
  • Code syntax highlighting
  • Import from WordPress, Dotclear, or RSS feeds
  • Integration with external tools: Twitter, Google Analytics, etc. (optional)
  • Fast rebuild times thanks to content caching and selective output writing.

Pelican Alternatives & Comparisons

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