A lot of times I have to use the blog's email or other values that already are in the conf.py file. Those values can be used inside the templates but not in the rst files. This plugin allows to do that.
I'm not sure where to put the plugin (v7/v8?). I tested it with v7 only, but I guess it should just work with v8.
Originally I wrote this plugin in pythonecuador/pythonecuador.github.io#103
Sorry, what dependencies do you mean?
There is a way of doing that? Sorry, I'm not so familiar with the internals of nikola.