Pelican Plugin CookieCutter Template
This project’s purpose is to make it easy to create new Pelican plugins via a CookieCutter template.
Option 2: Install Pipx and prefix the
cookiecutter commands below with:
pipx run [...]
The latter option downloads and runs CookieCutter in a temporary environment. This is useful if you want to occasionally run CookieCutter but don’t need it frequently enough to install it on your computer.
To create a new Pelican plugin in the current working directory, enter the following command in your terminal console:
You will then be asked to fill in details about the new plugin. Default values, shown in brackets, can be selected by tapping the
Return key. While some of these values can be accepted as-is, variables such as the plugin name and authors need to be overridden via the interactive prompts or as arguments to the
cookiecutter invocation. For example:
cookiecutter gh:getpelican/cookiecutter-pelican-plugin plugin_name="Render Math" authors='"Jane Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>", "Jack Jones <email@example.com>"'
The generated plugin contains a
.github/workflows/main.yml file for continuous integration (CI) and deployment via GitHub Actions and AutoPub that will ensure tests pass, check code style compliance, and publish packaged distributions to PyPI when a
RELEASE.md file is present. For the latter step to function properly, please first ask a Pelican maintainer to add the necessary tokens to the repository settings.