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A Python Static Website Generator

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Version 0.8.2

A brand new hyde

This is the new version of hyde under active development. Hyde documentation is a work in progress.

Hyde starter kit by merlinrebrovic is a really nice way to get started with hyde.


To get the latest released version:

pip install hyde

For the current trunk:

pip install -e git://

Creating a new hyde site

The following command:

hyde -s ~/test_site create

will create a new hyde site using the test layout.

Generating the hyde site

cd ~/test_site
hyde gen

Serving the website

cd ~/test_site
hyde serve
open http://localhost:8080

Publishing the website

cd ~/test_site
hyde publish -p github

Hyde supports extensible publishers. Right now only github is implemented. The hyde documentation is published to github pages using this command with the following configuration:

        type: hyde.ext.publishers.dvcs.Git
        path: ../


Currently, the initial path must have clone of the repository already in place for this command to work.


  1. Hyde Documentation Source
  2. Cloudpanic
  3. Ringce

A brief list of features

  1. Support for multiple templates (although only Jinja2 is currently implemented)
  2. The different processor modules in the previous version are now replaced by a plugin object. This allows plugins to listen to events that occur during different times in the lifecycle and respond accordingly.
  3. Metadata: Hyde now supports hierarchical metadata. You can specify and override variables at the site, node or the page level and access them in the templates.
  4. Organization: The sorter, grouper and tagger plugins provide rich meta-data driven organizational capabilities to hyde sites.
  5. Syntactic Sugar: Because of the richness of the plugin infrastructure, hyde can now provide additional syntactic sugar to make the content more readable. See blockdown and syntext plugin for examples.

Next Steps

  1. Documentation
  2. Default Layouts ✓
  3. Django Support
  4. Plugins:
    • Tags ✓
    • Atom / RSS ✓
    • Text Compressor (CSS, JS, HTML) ✓
    • Image optimizer ✓


  1. Changelog
  2. Authors
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