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Pelican-bootstrap3-lovers

Lovers is a Bootstrap 3 theme for Pelican.

Installation

First:

git clone https://github.com/chdoig/pelican-bootstrap3-lovers.git

Then:

In your pelicanconf.py file:

Point the THEME variable to /path/to/pelican-bootstrap3-lovers and set a BOOTSTRAP_THEME variable to lovers.

Note: This theme is compatible with other Bootstrap themes. Just copy the CSS files of the theme you want to use to the static/css/ folder named as bootstrap.{theme-name}.min.cssand set the BOOTSTRAP_THEME to theme-name. You can find some nice themes at Bootswatch and get the CSS files from there or at pelican-bootstrap3. For adding customizations on a theme you can create a file named style.{theme-name}.min.css and add them there.

Usage

This theme already incorporates some standard Pelican Plugins and allows the following settings from your pelicanconf.py file:

  • Template:
    • HEADER_IMAGE
    • PROFILE_PICTURE
    • DISPLAY_PAGES_ON_MENU
    • GOODREADS_ID
  • Sidebar-widgets:
    • ABOUT_ME
    • TAG_CLOUD
    • GITHUB_USER
    • TWITTER_WIDGET_ID
  • Analytics & Comments:
    • GOOGLE_ANALYTICS
    • DISQUS_SITENAME

Note: This theme uses Prism instead of Pygments for syntax higlighting. (More details in the Prism.js section).

Details for each of the mentioned settings are provided next.

Template settings

HEADER_IMAGE

To add your header image, save the image under:

  yourproject/
  └── content/
      └── images/
          └──yourheaderimage.png

and add the following lines in your pelicanconf.py file:

STATIC_PATHS = ['images']
HEADER_IMAGE = "yourheaderimage.png"

PROFILE_PICTURE

To set your profile picture, save your profile image under the same folder as the header image:

  yourproject/
  └── content/
      └── images/
          └──yourprofilepicture.png

and add the following line to your pelicanconf.py file:

STATIC_PATHS = ['images']
PROFILE_PICTURE = "yourprofilepicture.png"

DISPLAY_PAGES_ON_MENU

If you'd like Pages to be displayed in the Menu (in this theme, under your profile picture):

DISPLAY_PAGES_ON_MENU = True

GOODREADS_ID

The Goodreads widget displays a random quote from your Goodreads quote list at the top of your blog. To set it up: Get your GOODREADS_ID by going to your Goodreads profile. The url will be:

https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/GOODREADS_ID

Sidebar widgets

ABOUT_ME

If you want a sidebar widget with a brief description of yourself just:

ABOUT_ME = "Whatever you want to say about yourself"

TAG_CLOUD

It uses the tag_cloud variable for displaying tags in the sidebar. You can control the amount of tags shown with: TAG_CLOUD_MAX_ITEMS.

GITHUB_USER

The theme can show your most recently active GitHub repos in the sidebar. To enable, provide a GITHUB_USER. Appearance and behaviour can be controlled using the following variables:

  • GITHUB_REPO_COUNT
  • GITHUB_SKIP_FORK
  • GITHUB_SHOW_USER_LINK

TWITTER_WIDGET_ID

To get a TWITTER_WIDGET_ID, go to: https://twitter.com/settings/widgets and Create new. You'll find the TWITTER_WIDGET_ID under the html or in the site url:

https://twitter.com/settings/widgets/TWITTER_WIDGET_ID/edit

The set up:

TWITTER_USERNAME = XXXXX
TWITTER_WIDGET_ID = XXXXX

Prism.js for syntax highlighting

The theme is set up to use Prism instead of Pygments for syntax highlighting.

When using Markdown you'll need to write your code like this with the aproppriate language-XXXX(e.g. language-python, language-css, etc):

  ~~~~{.language-XXXX}
  	YOUR CODE HERE

Make sure you're not using codehilite(css_class=highlight), e.g. pelicanconf.py file:

MD_EXTENSIONS = ['extra']

If you'd rahter keep using Pygments in your blog, just set it up in base.html to:

    <link href="{{ SITEURL }}/theme/css/pygments.css" rel="stylesheet">
    <!--link href="{{ SITEURL }}/theme/css/prism.css" rel="stylesheet" /-->
    <!--script src="{{ SITEURL }}/theme/js/prism.js"></script-->

And leave the MD_EXTENSIONS to:

MD_EXTENSIONS = ['codehilite(css_class=highlight)']

Analytics & Comments:

This theme uses Google Analytics and Disqus for comments. You'll need to get your Google analytics Tracking ID and your disqus_sitename. Visit their respectives websites to find out how to get these IDs and copy them into your pelicanconf.py:

GOOGLE_ANALYTICS = XXXXX
DISQUS_SITENAME = XXXXX

Screenshot

Live example

This is my website

For detailed information on how to customize your Pelican blog, check my blogpost.

Thanks

I would like to thank DandyDev for pelican-bootstrap3. That was my starting point for creating this theme and it includes some of the settings he made available.