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A static website and blog generator
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Nikola, a Static Site and Blog Generator

In goes content, out comes a website, ready to deploy.

Why Static Websites?

Static websites are safer, use fewer resources, and avoid vendor and platform lock-in. You can read more about this in the Nikola Handbook

What Can Nikola Do?

It has many features, but here are some of the nicer ones:

Nikola Architecture

Installation Instructions

Assuming you have pip installed:

pip install Nikola

For optional features:

pip install Nikola[extras]

For tests (see tests/README.rst for more details):

pip install Nikola[extras,tests]

For more information, see

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