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What flamingo is and what it is not

Flamingo is a python3-based, pelican-inspired static site generator. This means you can only create content that doesn't require a dynamic backend, while users visit your site.

For example: If you want your site to have login for editing or comments or even the current time, flamingo is the wrong tool.

Basically flamingo is a fancy converter, that turns RST, MD or HTML code into HTML code. It doesn't provides an editor, user management or a backup solution like a CMS.

Any part of flamingo is designed to be easy, not to be fast!

Flamingo is full python and all operations run on python objects stored in RAM.

Getting Started

The simplest way to bootstrap a flamingo project is to use flamingo init. Flamingo does not enforce a specific project structure but comes with a number of project templates.

A list of available project templates, their descriptions and variables is available by running flamingo init -l.

$ pip install flamingo
$ flamingo init wobsite project_name="Wobsite"
$ cd wobsite/
$ make html

The content of wobsite will look like this:

├── content/          # flamingo will search for content here recursively
├── Makefile
├── overlay/          # here you can place files like a robots.txt or a
│                       favicon.ico
├── plugins/          # place your plugins here
├── README.rst
├── REQUIREMENTS.txt  # list of all python dependencies
├──       # all settings are stored here
└── theme/            # root of all HTML templates, CSS- and JS files

The new project comes with a gnu make file, that handles flamingo dependencies in a python virtualenv, setting the right python version and holds command line options for building.

To build the project run make html.

Flamingo comes with a interactive webserver for writing content and debugging. Run make server and go to localhost:8080/live-server/ with your browser. Let server and browser run while writing your content. Flamingo tracks file operations in content/, rebuilds updated files and refreshes the browser tab if needed.

Next Steps

Writing Content

Setup Markdown parser

Setup redirects to maintain historic links

Setup Internationalisation

Setup Tags

Setup Author Pages

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