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Octopress vs Pelican: What are the differences?

Developers describe Octopress as "A static blogging framework for hackers, based on Jekyll". Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It’s easy to configure and easy to deploy. On the other hand, Pelican is detailed as "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.

Octopress and Pelican can be categorized as "Static Site Generators" tools.

Some of the features offered by Octopress are:

  • Octopress sports a clean responsive theme written in semantic HTML5, focused on readability and friendliness toward mobile devices.
  • Code blogging is easy and beautiful. Embed code (with Solarized styling) in your posts from gists, jsFiddle or from your filesystem.
  • Third party integration is simple with built-in support for Pinboard, Delicious, GitHub Repositories, Disqus Comments and Google Analytics.

On the other hand, Pelican provides the following key 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)

Octopress and Pelican are both open source tools. It seems that Octopress with 9.51K GitHub stars and 2.86K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Pelican with 8.89K GitHub stars and 1.58K GitHub forks.

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    What is Octopress?

    Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It’s easy to configure and easy to deploy.

    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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