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A simple blog engine plugin for Blogofile

Project description

This is a Blogofile plugin that implements a basic blog engine.

It provides a collection of Mako template files along with CSS and ancillary files, all derived from the HTML5Boilerplate project. It also provided Blogofile configuration, controllers, filters, and commands to allow you to create a simple blog engine that requires no database and no special hosting environment.

The templates include features like:

Use them or remove them as you wish.

There’s also a few sample posts to show off:

  • Syntax highlighting for code snippets
  • Unicode support
  • Basic Markdown syntax

Customize the Mako templates, create posts in reStructuredText, Markdown, or Textile, (or even plain HTML) and blogofile generates your entire blog as plain HTML, CSS, Javascript, images, and Atom/RSS feeds which you can then upload to any old web server you like. No database. No CGI or scripting environment on the server. Just fast, secure static content!

Take a look at the blogofile project docs for a quick-start guide, and detailed usage instructions.

Or create a virtualenv and dive right in with:

pip install -U blogofile
pip install -U blogofile_blog

Next Release


If you’ve been using the blogofile_blog code from GitHub but haven’t updated in a while you should take note of the following.

Breaking Changes

  • Functions in the blogofile.util module can now only be accessed in templates via the bf.util namespace; e.g. bf.util.site_path_helper(). Accessing util functions via bf.config.util no longer works. It is unknown how widespread the use of bf.config.util is, but at least 2 in-the-wild occurrences were found and corrected in the site source files.

Bug Fixes


  • The codebase has been unified for Python 2.6, 2.7 and 3.2 (no 2to3 or 3to2 conversion required).
  • No longer dependent on a version of the argparse library bundled with blogofle. argparse is included in the standard library for Python 2.7 and 3.2+. will install it from PyPI for Python 2.6, 3.0, and 3.1.

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