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Pelican vs Nikola: What are the differences?

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

What is Nikola? A Static Site Generator. It is a Python package that allows the user to create static websites using Python metadata. Static websites are safer, use fewer resources, and avoid vendor and platform lock-in.

Pelican and Nikola belong to "Static Site Generators" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by Pelican are:

  • 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)

On the other hand, Nikola provides the following key features:

  • Host anywhere
  • Fast rebuilds
  • Multiple input formats

Pelican is an open source tool with 8.98K GitHub stars and 1.59K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Pelican's open source repository on GitHub.

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    What is Nikola?

    It is a Python package that allows the user to create static websites using Python metadata. Static websites are safer, use fewer resources, and avoid vendor and platform lock-in.

    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.
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