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Norcane blog engine (noble) is the blog engine written by developers for developers. It's built using the Play Framework, so it can be seamlessly embedded into your existing Play applications. But the main idea is to keep it simple. No obscure ways of storing blog posts, no annoying embedded WYSIWYG editors for more bizarre blog post format. Noble by default uses as much tools you probably use every day: Git as a blog posts and assets storage, Markdown for blog posts format and all Play's goodies for writing themes, such as Twirl templates, Sass or Less for styling, Scala.js for scripting and much more! Don't like this selection? Never mind, because noble is modular! Wanna blog storage that uses database? Or blog post format that uses the Wiki syntax? No problem, just write your own.

Please note that despite our best efforts, noble was primarily written for our internal purposes and is still under heavy development. It means it's NOT feature complete yet (see the Planned features chapter below) and its API may change until it reaches the final version.

Key features

  • Seamless integration into any existing Play application.
  • Modular blog storage support. Bundled implementation uses Git with directory structure similar to Jekyll.
  • Modular blog post format support, your blog posts can use in multiple blog post formats within a single blog. Default bundled implementation uses Markdown with YAML
  • Modular themes support. Bundled with Humane theme, lightweight responsive theme.
  • Support for static pages.
  • Supports navigable blog history and tag cloud.
  • Generated Atom feed without any further configuration.
  • Single installation can serve one or more blogs, written by one or more authors.

Planned features

  • XML/JSON API for better integration with client-side code.

Try it out

Noble source code distribution contains the example blog called Minimal, which you can easily try out using the following steps:

  1. Clone the noble repository
    git clone

  2. Go to the directory and run the Minimal example blog
    Note that this step requires the Scala Build Tool (SBT) installed.

    $ cd noble
    $ sbt minimal/run

    At this moment, Example blog should be accessible by your browser at http://localhost:9000.

Add it to your SBT project

Stable Noble releases are available via the Bintray Repo, to use it as a SBT dependency, paste this code to your build.sbt:

resolvers += Resolver.bintrayRepo("norcane", "noble")
libraryDependencies += "com.norcane.noble" %% "noble" % "<release_version>"


The noble wiki serves as the main project documentation and covers all steps needed to successfully embed noble into your Play application and write your custom themes.


Below is the list of current project maintainers. Feel free to contact us in case of any troubles.


This project is licensed under the terms of the Apache License, version 2.0.