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Static site generator i actually can use.

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Static site generator i actually can use.




  • [x] Clean and easily extensible API
  • [x] Jinja2 templates
  • [x] Markdown rendering
  • [x] Sass/SCSS rendering
  • [x] RSS/Atom feeds
  • [x] Dev server
  • [ ] CLI


Available from PyPI:

pip install lightweight

Quick Example

from lightweight import Site, markdown, paths, jinja, template, rss, atom, sass

def blog_posts(source):
    post_template = template('blog-post.html')
    # Use globs to select files.
    return (markdown(path, post_template) for path in paths(source))

site = Site(url='')

# Render an index page from Jinja2 template.
site.include('index.html', jinja('pages/index.html'))

# Render markdown blog posts.
[site.include(f'posts/{post.path.stem}.html', post) for post in blog_posts('posts/**.md')]
site.include('posts.html', jinja('pages/posts.html'))

# Syndicate RSS and Atom feeds.
site.include('posts.atom.xml', atom(site['posts']))
site.include('posts.rss.xml', rss(site['posts']))

# Render SASS to CSS.
site.include('css/style.css', sass('styles/style.scss'))

# Include a copy of a directory.

# Execute all included content. 

Dev Server

Lightweight includes a simple static web server with live reload serving at (can be accessed via localhost:8080):

python -m lightweight.server <directory>

The live reload can be disabled with --no-live-reload flag:

python -m lightweight.server <directory> --no-live-reload

Otherwise every served html file will be injected with a javascript that polls /id. The script reloads the page when the /id changes. The /id changes every time on any file change at the served directory.

Host and port can be set via:

python -m lightweight.server <directory> --host --port 8080

To stop the server press Ctrl+C in terminal.

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