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Lektor is a static website generator. It builds out an entire project from static files into many individual HTML pages and has a built-in admin UI and minimal desktop app.

To see how it works look at the example folder which contains a very basic project to get started.

For a more complete website look at lektor/lektor-website which contains the sourcecode for the official lektor website. We also have the example project at the top level of this repository example/ that is a lean example of the wide variety of the features of Lektor.

How do I use this?

For installation instructions head to the official documentation:

Want to develop on Lektor?

This gets you started:

$ git clone
$ cd lektor
$ virtualenv venv
$ . venv/bin/activate
$ pip install --editable .
$ make build-js
$ make install-git-hooks
$ export LEKTOR_DEV=1
$ cp -r example example-project
$ lektor --project example-project server

If you want to run the test suite:

$ virtualenv venv
$ . venv/bin/activate
$ pip install --editable ".[test]"
$ make test
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