a blog app for Django
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Pinax Blog



Pinax is an open-source platform built on the Django Web Framework. It is an ecosystem of reusable Django apps, themes, and starter project templates. This collection can be found at http://pinaxproject.com.

This app was developed as part of the Pinax ecosystem but is just a Django app and can be used independently of other Pinax apps.


pinax-blog is a blog app for Django.


Current features include:

  • support for multiple channels (e.g. technical vs business)
  • use of Creole (optional) and Markdown as markup format
  • Atom and RSS feeds
  • previewing of blog posts before publishing
  • optional ability to announce new posts on twitter
  • Traditional date based urls or simpler slug-only urls, via configuration
  • Control over opengraph and twitter card meta data per post
  • Review comments per post for multi-author workflows
  • public but secret urls for unpublished blog posts for easier review


This app used to be named biblion when originally developed by Eldarion, Inc. Upon donating the Pinax, the app was renamed to pinax-blog, making it easier to find and know what it is.


The pinax-blog documentation is available at https://pinax-blog.readthedocs.org/en/latest/. The Pinax documentation is available at http://pinaxproject.com/pinax/.


See this blog post http://blog.pinaxproject.com/2016/02/26/recap-february-pinax-hangout/ including a video, or our How to Contribute (http://pinaxproject.com/pinax/how_to_contribute/) section for an overview on how contributing to Pinax works. For concrete contribution ideas, please see our Ways to Contribute/What We Need Help With (http://pinaxproject.com/pinax/ways_to_contribute/) section.

In case of any questions, we recommend you join our Pinax Slack team (http://slack.pinaxproject.com) and ping us there instead of creating an issue on GitHub. Creating issues on GitHub is of course also valid but we are usually able to help you faster if you ping us in Slack.

We also highly recommend reading our Open Source and Self-Care blog post (http://blog.pinaxproject.com/2016/01/19/open-source-and-self-care/).

Code of Conduct

In order to foster a kind, inclusive, and harassment-free community, the Pinax Project has a code of conduct, which can be found here http://pinaxproject.com/pinax/code_of_conduct/. We ask you to treat everyone as a smart human programmer that shares an interest in Python, Django, and Pinax with you.

Pinax Project Blog and Twitter

For updates and news regarding the Pinax Project, please follow us on Twitter at @pinaxproject and check out our blog http://blog.pinaxproject.com.