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README.md

tumblelog: a static microblog generator

tumblelog is a static microblog generator. There are two versions available, one written in Perl and one written in Python. Which version you use is up to you; I make an effort to keep the output of both versions identical.

The input is a single "Markdown" file divided into pages by starting a line with a date followed by a title. Each date page can further be split up into multiple articles using a single % on a line by itself.

Parameters to control the blog are given via command line arguments. The program creates the blog HTML5 pages and both a JSON and RSS feed.

Python Version Quick Start

Install sass and pip3 for Linux:

sudo apt install -y git sass python3-pip

For macOS:

brew install sass
brew install pip3

Then:

git clone https://github.com/john-bokma/tumblelog.git
cd tumblelog
python3 -m venv venv
pip3 install commonmark
source venv/bin/activate
mkdir htdocs
sass --sourcemap=none -t compressed styles/steel.scss htdocs/steel.css
python3 tumblelog.py --template-filename tumblelog.html --output-dir htdocs/ \
        --author 'Test' --name 'Test Blog' --description 'This is a test'    \
        --blog-url 'http://example.com/' --css steel.css tumblelog.md

To view the generated site at http://localhost:8000/ enter:

cd htdocs
python3 -m http.server

Documentation

Style Examples

A screenshot of the four styles that come with tumblelog

A screenshot of four of the twelve styles that come with tumblelog.

The screenshots directory has 1:1 examples of themes that come with tumblelog.

Blogs

If you want your tumblelog generated site listed, please let me know.

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