Simple is a clone of Obtvse written in Python running on Flask.
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orf Merge pull request #52 from Lidilidian/patch-1
Change url protocol to https for secure access
Latest commit 5f59802 Nov 24, 2016


Simple is as a Python-powered markdown blog. You can see an example running on my blog. The editor is an expanding textarea and you can upload images by dragging and dropping them onto the page, and ctrl+s saves the post.


You can also add a header image to any post by selecting the image icon in the top right. This lets you browse through the latest Bing daily images, and in the future you will be able to upload your own.


It's supposed to be easy to set up Simple. If you don't think it is then open a ticket and let me know. Simple is designed to be served via Gunicorn, behind nginx. You can optionally use supervisord to manage the gunicorn processes.

You need Python 3.4, and simply follow the commands below (nginx on Ubuntu uses /sites-available/ instead of /conf.d/):

>> mkdir blog && cd blog
>> python3.4 -m venv env
>> source env/bin/activate && pip install simpleblogging gunicorn
>> simple create
>> nano
>> simple nginx_config --proxy_port=9009 > /etc/nginx/conf.d/simple.conf
>> simple supervisor_config env/ 9009 >> /etc/supervisord.conf
>> chown -R nobody:nobody ../blog
>> supervisorctl start simple && service nginx reload