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I'm looking for a static Blog/CMS written Python.

The features of my ideal one are:

  • WYSIWYG editing or alternatively a powerful flavour of markdown
  • No need of building posts/pages
  • Flexible and resilient to changes of themes and templates, I don't want to spend all day fixing a broken site after changing look and feel.
  • Tags
  • Free and Open Source Software
  • Able to Self Hosting, I mean not public cloud based
  • It would be great if has a calendar
  • I have no problem of edit posts/pages by hand, but only as an other way of editing
  • Ideal for python beginners, I don't wanna to spend all of my day searching how to fix a template..
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  • i've seen a ton of python static site generator/CMS offerings at jamstack.org/generators. not sure if any of them fit your needs so i'll just leave this as a comment Jan 17, 2021 at 3:45

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I would strongly recommend Nikola:

  • Content can be generated/edited in reStructuredText, Markdown, IPython (Jupyter) Notebooks and HTML, and there are plugins for many other formats.
  • Fast build & upload only regenerates the changed pages
  • Themed and changing themes is quick and easy
  • Easy image inclusion
  • Test (development) server and server with automatic rebuilds neither is intended to be exposed to the web - there are plenty of python web hosting frameworks.
  • Free, gratis & open source
  • Cross Platform
  • Well documented
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  • I've tried Nikola. It's good. But I'd like that had a WYSIWYG editor. About automatic builds, you say that: Nikola in one minute ?
    – sebelk
    Jan 11, 2017 at 1:14
  • With nikola auto you get automatic rebuilds and browser refresh on file save or pick a content type that you have/can find a WYSIWYG editor for. Personally I would say nikola deploy or nikola github_deploy is as easy as git commit -m"Why"\ngit push possibly with a few git add commands. Jan 11, 2017 at 6:24

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