Skip to content


Switch branches/tags

Latest commit

[events] fixed: populate events-list template variable with the Article() objects

Git stats


Failed to load latest commit information.
Latest commit message
Commit time

Pelican Plugins

Important note: We are in the process of migrating plugins from this monolithic repository to their own individual repositories under the new Pelican Plugins organization, a place for plugin authors to collaborate more broadly with Pelican maintainers and other members of the community. The intention is for all the plugins under the new organization to be in the new “namespace plugin” format, which means these plugins can easily be Pip-installed and recognized immediately by Pelican 4.5+ — without having to explicitly enable them.

This transition process will take some time, so we appreciate your patience in the interim. If you would like to help speed up this transition, the following would be very helpful:

  • If you find a plugin here that has not yet been migrated to the new organization, create a new issue under this repository and communicate which plugin you would like to help migrate, after which a Pelican maintainer will guide you through the process.
  • If you have come here to submit a pull request to add your plugin, please consider instead moving your plugin under the Pelican Plugins organization. To get started, create a new issue under this repository with the details of your plugin, after which a Pelican maintainer will guide you through the process.

Whether you are creating a new plugin or migrating an existing plugin, please use the provided Cookiecutter template to generate a scaffolded namespace plugin that conforms to community conventions. Have a look at the Simple Footnotes repository to see an example of a migrated plugin.

The rest of the information below is relevant for legacy plugins but not for the new namespace plugins found at the Pelican Plugins organization.

How to use plugins

The easiest way to install and use these plugins is to clone this repo:

git clone --recursive

and activate the ones you want in your settings file:

PLUGIN_PATHS = ['path/to/pelican-plugins']
PLUGINS = ['assets', 'sitemap', 'gravatar']

PLUGIN_PATHS can be a path relative to your settings file or an absolute path.

Alternatively, if plugins are in an importable path, you can omit PLUGIN_PATHS and list them:

PLUGINS = ['assets', 'sitemap', 'gravatar']

or you can import the plugin directly and give that:

import my_plugin
PLUGINS = [my_plugin, 'assets']

Plugin descriptions

Migration status:

  • (blank): Local hosted plugin is still waiting for migration work.
  • ⚠️ : Deprecated. Can be safely removed from this repository.
  • : Externally maintained plugins that do not need explicit migration from the mono-repo. Migration work need to happen in the original owners' repo.
  • : Repository has been migrated to Pelican Plugins organization.
Plugin ℹ️ Description
Ace Editor Replace default <code> by an Ace code editor with settings configure on
Always modified   Copy created date metadata into modified date for easy "latest updates" indexes
AsciiDoc reader   Use AsciiDoc to write your posts.
Asset management Use the Webassets module to manage assets such as CSS and JS files.
Author images   Adds support for author images and avatars.
Auto Pages   Generate custom content for generated Author, Category, and Tag pages (e.g. author biography)
Backref Translate Add a new attribute (is_translation_of) to every article/page (which is a translation) pointing back to the original article/page which is being translated
Better code samples Wraps table blocks with div > .hilitewrapper > .codehilitetable class attribute, allowing for scrollable code blocks.
Better code line numbers   Allow code blocks with line numbers to wrap
Better figures/samples   Adds a style="width: ???px; height: auto;" attribute to any <img> tags in the content
Better tables   Removes the excess attributes and elements in the HTML tables generated from reST.
bootstrap-rst   Provides most (though not all) of Bootstrap's features as rst directives
bootstrapify Automatically add bootstraps default classes to your content
Category meta   Read metadata for each category from an index file in that category's directory.
Category Order Order categories (and tags) by the number of articles in that category (or tag).
CJK auto spacing Inserts spaces between Chinese/Japanese/Korean characters and English words
Clean summary   Cleans your summary of excess images
Code include   Includes Pygments highlighted code in reStructuredText
Collate content   Makes categories of content available to the template as lists through a collations attribute
Creole reader   Allows you to write your posts using the wikicreole syntax
CSS HTML JS Minify   Minifies all CSS, HTML and JavaScript files in the output path after site generation.
CTags generator   Generates a "tags" file following the CTags in the "content/" directory, to provide autocompletion for code editors that support it.
Custom article URLs   Adds support for defining different default URLs for different categories
Dateish   Treat arbitrary metadata fields as datetime objects
Dead Links Manage dead links (website not available, errors such as 403, 404)
Disqus static comments   Adds a disqus_comments property to all articles. Comments are fetched at generation time using disqus API
Encrypt content Password protect pages and articles
Events   Add event start, duration, and location info to post metadata to generate an iCalendar file
Extract table of content   Extracts table of contents (ToC) from article.content
Feed summary ⚠️ Allows article summaries to be used in ATOM and RSS feeds instead of the entire article.
Figure References Provides a system to number and references figures
Filetime from Git   Uses Git commit to determine page date
Filetime from Hg   Uses Mercurial commit to determine page date
Footer Insert   Add standardized footer (e.g., author information) at end of every article
GA Page View Display Google Analytics page views on individual articles and pages
Gallery   Allows an article to contain an album of pictures
Gist directive   This plugin adds a gist reStructuredText directive.
GitHub wiki   Converts a flat github wiki into a structured read only wiki on your site
GitHub activity   On the template side, you just have to iterate over the github_activity variable
Global license   Allows you to define a LICENSE setting and adds the contents of that license variable to the article's context
Glossary   Adds a variable containing definitions extracted from definition lists in articles and pages. This variable is visible to all page templates.
Goodreads activity   Lists books from your Goodreads shelves
GooglePlus comments   Adds GooglePlus comments to Pelican
Gravatar This plugin's functionality has been superseded by the newer Avatar plugin
Gzip cache   Enables certain web servers (e.g., Nginx) to use a static cache of gzip-compressed files to prevent the server from compressing files during an HTTP call
Headerid   This plugin adds an anchor to each heading so you can deeplink to headers in reStructuredText articles.
HTML entities   Allows you to enter HTML entities such as &copy;, &lt;, &#149; inline in a RST document
HTML tags for rST   Allows you to use HTML tags from within reST documents
I18N Sub-sites   Extends the translations functionality by creating internationalized sub-sites for the default site
ical   Looks for and parses an .ics file if it is defined in a given page's calendar metadata.
Image Process Automates the processing of images based on their class attributes
Interlinks   Lets you add frequently used URLs to your markup using short keywords
Jinja2 Content Allows the use of Jinja2 template code in articles, including include and import statements. Replacement for pelican-jinja2content.
JPEG Reader   Create image gallery pages based on content of JPEG metadata
Just table Allows you to easily create and manage tables. You can embed the tables into posts with a simple way.
Libravatar Allows inclusion of user profile pictures from
Lightbox A pure CSS lightbox for Pelican.
Linker   Allows the definition of custom linker commands in analogy to the builtin {filename}, {attach}, {category}, {tag}, {author}, and {index} syntax
Liquid-style tags Allows liquid-style tags to be inserted into markdown within Pelican documents
Load CSV Adds csv Jinja tag to display the contents of a CSV file as an HTML table
Markdown-metaYAML Pelican reader to enable YAML-style metadata in markdown articles
Markdown Inline Extension   Enables you to add customize inline patterns to your markdown
Members   Looks for a members metadata header containing key/value pairs and makes them available for use in templates.
More Categories Multiple categories per article; nested categories (foo/bar, foo/baz)
Multi Neighbors Adds a list of newer articles and a list of older articles to every article's context.
Multi parts posts ⚠️ Allows you to write multi-part posts
MultiMarkdown reader A MultiMarkdown reader.
Neighbor articles Adds next_article (newer) and prev_article (older) variables to the article's context
Optimize images   Applies lossless compression on JPEG and PNG images
Pandoc Org Reader  
Python Org Reader    
Org Reader   Create posts via Emacs Orgmode files
Pandoc reader  
Panorama Creates charts from posts metadata
PDF Images If an img tag contains a PDF, EPS or PS file as a source, this plugin generates a PNG preview which will then act as a link to the original file.
PDF Generator Automatically exports articles and pages as PDF files
Pelican Cite Produces inline citations and a bibliography in articles and pages, using a BibTeX file.
pelican-ert Allows you to add estimated reading time of an article
Pelican-flickr Brings your Flickr photos & sets into your static website
Pelican Genealogy Add surnames and people so metadata and context can be accessed from within a theme to provide surname and person pages
Pelican Gist tag Easily embed GitHub Gists in your Pelican articles
Pelican Github Projects Embed a list of your public GitHub projects in your pages
Jupyter Notebooks Provides two modes to use Jupyter notebooks in Pelican.
Pelican Jinja2Content ⚠️ Allows the use of Jinja2 template code in articles, including include and import statements
Lang Category Make languages behave the same as categories (visitor can browse articles in certain language).
Pelican Link Class Set class attribute of <a> elements according to whether the link is external or internal
Pelican Mbox Reader Generate articles automatically via email, given a path to a Unix mbox
Pelican Open graph Generates Open Graph tags for your articles
Pelican Page Hierarchy Creates a URL hierarchy for pages that matches the filesystem hierarchy of their sources
Pelican Page Order Adds a page_order attribute to all pages if one is not defined.
pelican-rdf   Allows the processing of .rdf vocabularies, and the generation of a lightweight documentation.
pelican-toc Generates a Table of Contents and make it available to the theme via article.toc
Version Generator A simple version generator which generates an incremented version file.
Pelican Comment System   Allows you to add static comments to your articles
pelican_javascript Allows you to embed Javascript and CSS files into individual articles
Pelican Meetup Info Include your group and event information on generated pages and articles
Unity WebGL   Easily embed Unity3d games into posts and pages
Pelican Vimeo Enables you to embed Vimeo videos in your pages and articles
Pelican YouTube Enables you to embed YouTube videos in your pages and articles
pelicanfly Lets you type things like i ♥ :fa-coffee: in your Markdown documents and have it come out as little Font Awesome icons in the browser
Pelican Themes Generator Generates theme screenshots from the Pelican Themes repository
permalink   Enables a kind of permalink using html redirects.
Photos <> Add a photo or a gallery of photos to an article, or include photos in the body text. Resize photos as needed.
Pin to top Pin Pelican's article(s) to top "Sticky article"
PlantUML   Allows you to define UML diagrams directly into rst documents using the great PlantUML tool
Post Revision Extract article and page revision information from Git commit history
Post statistics   Calculates various statistics about a post and store them in an article.stats dictionary
Random article   Generates a html file which redirect to a random article
Read More link Inserts an inline "read more" or "continue" link into the last html element of the object summary
Readtime   Adds article estimated read time calculator to the site, in the form of '<n> minutes'.
Reddit poster   You can use the 'subreddit' attribute in you articles to specify which subbreddit the article should be post in aside of your default sub.
Related posts Adds the related_posts variable to the article's context
Render Math Render mathematics in content via the MathJax Javascript engine
Replacer Replace a text of a generated HTML
Representative image   Extracts a representative image (i.e, featured image) from the article's summary or content
RMD Reader   Create posts via knitr RMarkdown files
Section number   Adds section numbers for article headers, in the form of 2.3.3
Series Groups related articles into a series
Shaarli poster   Upload newly redacted articles onto a specified Shaarli instance.
Share post Creates share URLs for the current article
Shortcodes   Easy and explicit inline jinja2 macros
Show Source Place a link to the source text of your posts.
Similar Posts Adds a list of similar posts to every article's context.
Simple footnotes Adds footnotes to blog posts
Sitemap Generates plain-text or XML sitemaps
Slim   Render theme template files via Plim, a Python port of Slim, instead of Jinja
Static comments   Allows you to add static comments to an article
Sub parts   Break a very long article in parts, without polluting the timeline with lots of small articles.
Subcategory   Adds support for subcategories
Summary   Allows easy, variable length summaries directly embedded into the body of your articles
Tag Cloud Provides a tag cloud of frequently-used post tags
Textile Reader   Adds support for Textile markup
Thumbnailer Creates thumbnails for all of the images found under a specific directory
Tipue Search   Serializes generated HTML to JSON that can be used by jQuery plugin - Tipue Search
Touch   Does a touch on your generated files using the date metadata from the content
Twitter Bootstrap   Defines some rst directive that enable a clean usage of the twitter bootstrap CSS and Javascript components
txt2tags_reader   Reader that renders txt2tags markup in content
Video Privacy Enhancer   Increases user privacy by stopping YouTube, Google, et al from placing cookies via embedded video
W3C validate   Submits generated HTML content to the W3C Markup Validation Service
Webring Add a webring to your site from a list of web feeds (e.g. RSS/Atom)
Yuicompressor   Minify CSS and JS files on building step

Please refer to the Readme file in a plugin's folder for detailed information about that plugin.

Contributing a plugin

Please refer to the Contributing file.