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Blo - a simple static blog generator

Project description

Blo (blog + bro) - yet another static site generator for personal blogs. The aim is to make a really easy tool for creating new notes and customizing your site. Do less actions and have much opportunity to make a unique site.


  • Comfortable cli control.
  • Easy config edit in JSON files.
  • Drafts templates: default content for new notes, useful for planning new posts.
  • Page templates: easy HTML/Jinja2 customize and improve.
  • SEO friendly (as I could make it).
  • Microformats for better snippets in Google/Bing/etc.
  • Markdown with use of meta-tags to customize pages more with different data.
  • Code highlight with Pygments.
  • RSS feed generation
  • Pagination


pip install blo

Or download repo and execute:

python install


Create a new blog:

blo create myblog
cd myblog

Create a new page or post:

blo post hello-world

You can also use pipe with your favorite editor:

blo post hello-world | xargs subl

Build blog:

blo build

Run blog locally:

blo serve


Global site variables and technical paths are in default.json.

Templates for diffirent types of content are in draft_templates.json


Adding a custom type of content

You can add you page HTML templates for diffirent types of content.

  1. Add new HTML template to templates folder with a name of post type (ex. book.html)
  2. Add new draft template to draft_templates.json, you can also set an URL template and default content for new type of page
  3. Now you can make new type of posts: blo post just-for-fun --type book

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