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Plumage is a theme for Pelican, a static site generator written in Python.

I initially created this theme for my blog, but now the theme is supposed to be generic enough to have its own repository.

Plumage article view


  • Based on Bootstrap v3.
  • Solarized code snippets via Pygments for syntax highlighting.
  • Site-wide static search via Tipue-search.
  • Project template.
  • Tags grouped by tiers.
  • External assets (Bootstrap, Jquery, etc...) uses CDNjs .
  • YouTube links.
  • Direct link to edit articles on Github.


Plumage has built-in support for the following plugins:


Plumage can be customized by adding these optionnal parameters to your file:

Setting name Default value Description
ARTICLE_EDIT_LINK Generate an edit link besides each article. Can use %(slug)s to include dynamic article's slug in the link.
COPYRIGHT Additional copyright statement to add in the third column of the footer.
DISCLAIMER Overide the Disclaimer notice that gets displayed at the fourth column of the footer.
DISQUS_SITENAME Pelican can handle Disqus comments. Specify the Disqus sitename identifier here.
FAVICON_LINKS True Fetch link's icons from the free Favicon Finder web service.
FLAT_DESIGN True Should we use the default Bootstrap theme, effectively rendering widgets in a flat-style design or not.
GOOGLE_ANALYTICS Set to UA-XXXXX-Y Property's tracking ID to activate Google Analytics.
GA_COOKIE_DOMAIN auto Set cookie domain field of Google Analytics tracking code.
GOOGLE_SEARCH Google's Custom Search Engine ID (e.g. partner-pub-0123456789098765:0123456789) to activate blog specific search.
LEFT_SIDEBAR HTML content to put as-is in the left sidebar.
LINKS_WIDGET_NAME "Links" Allows override of the name of the links widget.
LINKS A list of tuples (Title, URL) for links to appear in the second column of the footer.
MENUITEMS A list of tuples (Title, URL) for additional menu items to appear at the beginning of the main menu.
PIWIK_SITE_ID ID for the monitored website. You can find the ID in the Piwik admin interface > Settings > Websites.
PIWIK_SSL_URL If the SSL-URL differs from the normal Piwik-URL you have to include this setting too. (optional)
PIWIK_URL URL to your Piwik server - without https:// at the beginning.
RIGHT_SIDEBAR HTML content to put as-is in the right sidebar.
SITESUBTITLE A subtitle to appear in the header.
SITE_THUMBNAIL_TEXT Text displayed behind site's thumbnail.
SITE_THUMBNAIL Site's thumbnail URL as displayed in the header. Should be a square image of at least 80x80 pixels.
SOCIAL_WIDGET_NAME "Social" Allows override of the name of the “social” widget.
SOCIAL A list of tuples (Title, URL) to appear in the first columns of the footer.
TIPUE_SEARCH False Activate Tipue Search (javascript search engine) into the site. Requires the tipue_search plugin.

Most of these parameters are similar to notmyidea's (Pelican's default theme). For usage example, please have a look into my own .

The theme is also sensible to this list of standard Pelican parameters :


Common pitfalls

Some plugins may need additional settings, for instance for tipue_search, after applying the standard options:

PLUGINS = ['tipue_search']

... you'll need to declare additional template file, by either adding this line to your

        'search.html': 'search.html',

or using this technique.


How can I disable the zoom on images?

All images of an article are zoomable by default. You can deactivate the magnifying glass per-image by adding a noZoom CSS class. So instead of the following Markdown code:

![Image title](/folder/image.png)

You have to use the following template to deactivate the zoom of an image:

![Image title](/folder/image.png){: .noZoom}


  • (unreleased)

    • Add proper support of PAGINATION_PATTERNS setting.
    • Replace dead service by besticon .
  • 0.9 (2017-03-22)

    • Upgrade Bootstrap from v2.3.2 to v3.3.7.
    • Add a new FLAT_DESIGN setting.
    • Upgrade to Font Awesome 4.7.0.
    • Upgrade to ImagesLoaded 4.1.1.
    • Upgrade to Masonry 4.1.1.
    • Replace unsupported vertical tabs by collapsible panels in date-based index page.
    • Fix display of pages in menu via the dedicated DISPLAY_PAGES_ON_MENU option.
    • Fix highlighting of current active item in navbar.
    • Prevent mixed content when using Google search.
    • Add support for DISPLAY_CATEGORIES_ON_MENU setting.
    • Update Atom and RSS link descriptions.
    • Add support for multiple authors.
    • Add support for AUTHORS_SAVE_AS setting.
    • List all available Atom and RSS feeds on each page in the footer.
    • Load external resources via HTTPS when available.
    • Support title anchor links as produced by Markdown ToC extension.
  • 0.8 (2016-06-22)

    • Remove legacy Google Analytics tracking code.
    • Set default GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_PROPERTY value to "auto".
    • Allow deactivation of zoom on article's images.
    • Upgrade to Font Awesome 4.6.3.
    • Upgrade to ImagesLoaded 4.1.0.
    • Upgrade to Masonry 4.1.0.
    • Upgrade to Magnific Popup 1.1.0.
    • Upgrade to jQuery 2.2.4.
    • Ditch in favor of the free Favicon Finder web service.
    • Rename GRAB_ICONS option to FAVICON_LINKS.
    • Enable favicon fetching by default.
    • Fallback on default external link icon if none found.
    • Remove local copy of Tipue Search assets. Rely on CDNjs instead.
  • 0.7 (2015-12-28)

    • Add option to bypass web service.
    • Add static search based on Tipue Search.
    • Add new LINKS_WIDGET_NAME and SOCIAL_WIDGET_NAME options to mirror upcoming Pelican 3.7.
    • Align Piwik and Google Analytics code to Pelican's notmyidea theme.
    • Add support for newer Google Analytics Universal embed code, via new GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_UNIVERSAL and GOOGLE_ANALYTICS_UNIVERSAL_PROPERTY options.
    • Upgrade to jQuery 2.1.4.
    • Upgrade to Masonry 3.3.2.
    • Remove PDF_PROCESSOR option now that plugin is out of core.
  • 0.6 (2015-05-30)

    • Fix favicon rendering.
  • 0.5 (2015-05-25)

    • Add support for piwik.
    • Upgrade to jQuery 2.1.3.
    • Upgrade to Masonry 3.3.0.
    • Upgrade to fitvids 1.1.0.
    • Upgrade to Magnific Popup 1.0.0.
  • 0.4 (2014-02-15)

    • Allow grouping of projects.
    • Add option to overide disclaimer notice.
    • Generate tags, categories and archives URLs depending on site configuration.
    • Sort out inactive projects to the bottom of the project list.
    • Drop support of old browsers.
    • Move from jQuery 1.x to 2.x.
    • Use latest Google Analytics tracking code.
    • Upgrade to Font Awesome 4.0.3.
    • Upgrade to Masonry 3.1.2.
    • Upgrade to ImagesLoaded 3.0.4.
    • Upgrade to Magnific Popup 0.9.9.
  • 0.3 (2013-08-16)

    • Add auto-zoom of images based on Magnific Popup.
    • Let the content take the available width if there is no right or left sidebars.
    • Add an dynamic feed link in footer.
    • Do not wrap code in code blocks.
    • Fix code highlight for older Pelican versions.
    • Escape and strip tags in all title attributes.
    • Style ampersands for those using typogrify.
  • 0.2 (2013-07-09)

    • Make theme fully generic through the use of variables.
    • Replace custom navigation with Pelican's neighbors plugin.
    • Add screenshot.
    • Update documentation.
  • 0.1 (2013-07-07)

    • Theme has now a name: Plumage.
    • Move the theme out of my blog repository to its own repository.
    • Theme is now generic enough. Update TODO-list accordingly.
  • 0.0 (2012-12-23)

    • First commit.


This software is licensed under the GNU General Public License v2 or later (GPLv2+).

Copyright (C) 2012-2017 Kevin Deldycke and contributors. All Rights Reserved.

Third-party assets

The theme uses external softwares, scripts, libraries and artworks:

jQuery MGlass v1.1
Copyright (c) 2012 Younès El Biache
Distributed under a MIT license

Solarized Pygment style v0.1.0
Copyright (c) 2012 Shoji KUMAGAI
Distributed under a MIT license

Fabric (Plaid)
Copyright (c) 2012 James Basoo
Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license

Cream paper
Copyright (c) 2012 Devin Holmes
Distributed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported license
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