A simple util for 'compiling' a folder, e.g. to a static website.
Some processors for FolderCompiler to compile a static website
This static website generator is meant to generate simple webpages as simple as possible by mainly applying a markdown generator and jinjer templates in an organized way. The general assumption is, that every output file only requires a single input file (+template). You just specify which Processor is applied for which files (e.g., the MarkdownProcessor for all files ending with ".md" in the input directory).
See also the base project folder_compiler.
- The primary focus is to apply a template to content files (e.g. a navigation bar).
- Keep it super simple (I update my webpage maybe every year and don't want it to take much knowledge that I immediately forget afterwards)
- Keep it open (especially do not hide jinja)
- Allow more complex behavior where possible without increasing the complexity of the generator (actually, this is included in the previous point).
A processor gets an input file (e.g., a markdown file) and compiles it to an arbitrary amount of output files.
It is very simple to create your own processor (e.g., for automatically compressing every jpg into _small, _medium, and _large). For the cases I need myself, a set of processors is already provided:
- HtmlProcessor: Simply passes the content to a jinjer template (thus, file content must already be html readable)
- MarkdownProcessor: Parses a markdown file including metadata and lets a jinjer template render it.
- BibtexProcessor: Parses a bibtex file and lets a jinjer template create a nice bibliography.
- FileCopyProcessor: Simply copies a file (Part of FolderCompiler)
- DevNullProcessor: Ignores files (Part of FolderCompiler)
See in the following example, how simple it is to configure
import jinja2 as jinja2 from folder_compiler import FolderCompiler from folder_compiler.processors import FileCopyProcessor from static_webpage_folder_compiler import MarkdownProcessor # Create jinja2 environment as powerful template engine # ./template holds the template files in this case jinja = jinja2.Environment( loader=jinja2.FileSystemLoader('./templates'), ) # jinja templates (see example folder) md_template = jinja.get_template("markdown_default.html") # Processors processors = [ MarkdownProcessor(md_template).add_include(".*.md"), # apply to all *.md files FileCopyProcessor().add_exclude(".*/\..*") # copy the rest (except hidden files) ] # Compile the files in the folder ./content to ./output FolderCompiler(input="./content", output="./output").compile(processors).remove_orphaned_files()
But if you want to do something complex like a blog, try something more advanced like Hyde.
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