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Pelican Rewrite

Plugin for Pelican to ease transition to Pelican from another CMS.

How to use

This module will generate a .htaccess file in the root of the output with rewrite rules to direct users and web crawlers to the new location for content.

To enable redirection for a given page, add the oldurl metadata tag to an article. This script assumes an absolute path from the webroot, ie: /node/1234.

Currently this module outputs rewrite rules for nginx, however there is commented out code for Apache also.

Development Status

Buyer beware! This module was developed for personal use and probably contains plenty of bugs and omissions.


  • Make output format configurable (nginx vs apache)


This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program. If not, see


Generate htaccess files to assist migration to Pelican




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