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A modular, fast, simple, static website generator

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Nikola, a Static Site and Blog Generator
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In goes content, out comes a website, ready to deploy.

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Why Static Websites?
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Static websites are safer, use fewer resources, and avoid vendor and platform lock-in.
You can read more about this in the `Nikola Handbook`_


What Can Nikola Do?
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It has many features, but here are some of the nicer ones:

* `Blogs, with tags, feeds, archives, comments, etc.`__
* `Themable`_
* Fast builds, thanks to `doit`_
* Flexible, extensible via plugins
* Small codebase (programmers can understand all of Nikola core in a day)
* `reStructuredText`_ or Markdown as input language (also Wiki, BBCode, Textile, and HTML)
* Easy `image galleries`_ (just drop files in a folder!)
* Syntax highlighting for almost any programming language or markup
* Multilingual sites, `translated to 18 languages.`__
* Doesn't reinvent wheels, leverages existing tools.
* Python 2.6, 2.7 and 3.3 compatible.

.. _Nikola Handbook: http://getnikola.com/handbook.html#why-static
__ http://users.getnikola.com/
.. _Themable: http://themes.getnikola.com
.. _doit: http://pydoit.org
.. _reStructuredText: http://getnikola.com/quickstart.html
.. _image galleries: http://getnikola.com/galleries/demo/
__ https://www.transifex.com/projects/p/nikola/

Installation Instructions
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Assuming you have pip installed::

git clone git://github.com/getnikola/nikola.git
cd nikola
pip install .

For optional features::

pip install -r requirements-full.txt

For tests (see tests/README.rst for more details)::

pip install -r requirements-tests.txt

For more information, see http://getnikola.com/

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