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Version 0.8b3

A brand new hyde

This is the new version of hyde under active development. Hyde documentation is a work in progress and can be found here.


To get the latest released version:

pip install hyde

For the current trunk:

pip install -e git://

Creating a new hyde site

The following command:

    hyde -s ~/test_site create

will create a new hyde site using the test layout.

Generating the hyde site

    cd ~/test_site
    hyde gen

Serving the website

    cd ~/test_site
    hyde serve
    open http://localhost:8080

The server also regenerates on demand. As long as the server is running, you can make changes to your source and refresh the browser to view the changes.


  1. Hyde Documentation
  2. Cloudpanic
  3. Ringce

A brief list of features

  1. Support for multiple templates (although only Jinja2 is currently implemented)
  2. The different processor modules in the previous version are now replaced by a plugin object. This allows plugins to listen to events that occur during different times in the lifecycle and respond accordingly.
  3. Metadata: Hyde now supports hierarchical metadata. You can specify and override variables at the site, node or the page level and access them in the templates.
  4. Sorting: The sorter plugin provides rich sorting options that extend the object model.
  5. Syntactic Sugar: Because of the richness of the plugin infrastructure, hyde can now provide additional syntactic sugar to make the content more readable. See blockdown and autoextend plugin for examples.

Next Steps

  1. Documentation
  2. Default Layouts
  3. Django Support
  4. Plugins:
    • Tags
    • Atom / RSS
    • Text Compressor (CSS, JS, HTML)
    • Image optimizer
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