Skip to main content

Static website generator

Project description



A very simple static website generator tool powered by Python. It primarily converts Markdown files and combines it with an HTML template, but can be extended to other markup.


  • Python 3 (python-markdown + py-gfm)

Other Requirements

ReStructuredText (RST) support requires docutils to be installed.

If you want to build the documentation, you will have to install Sphinx as well.

What sets it apart from other tools?

It's terrible and it doesn't have a profitable and pragmatic usecase in mind, but it works okay. For my needs, anyway. It's alright for simple blogs with no tagging and very simple static websites.

How do I make a site with this?

  1. Install mdiocre by using the command: python3 -m pip install mdiocre.

  2. Create a work folder. Let's call it work.

  3. Make a file called template.html inside that folder with these contents:

    <head>Welcome to my website!</head>
  4. Create a folder called src, and make a file inside of it called, and write anything on it.

  5. After your content (or before, it doesn't matter), add: <!--:mdiocre-template="../template.html"-->

  6. Go back a level to your work folder. Assuming Python is present in your PATH (environment variable), create a new text document containing:

    python3 -m mdiocre.interface.cli src build

    Save it inside the folder as a .bat if you're on Windows, or as a .sh if you're on Mac, Linux, or other Unix-like systems. Double click or execute it.

  7. Check the build folder.


MDiocre allows setting variables. These variables are per-page, and can be read by the template. Both the template and the markdown page share the same format for templates - which are HTML comments with the first character after the markup being the colon (:)

Setting a variable to a string

<!--: hello = "test message" -->

Simply sets hello to test message. When using a comma, make sure to escape it with \!

Setting a variable to another variable

<!--: hello = lemons -->

If lemons is 1 then hello will also be 1. If lemons is not set, hello will contain the string lemons.

Concatenating two or more variables

<!--: lemons = hello, hello -->

If hello contains abc then lemons will contain abcabc. However, if you also include a space string in between, like this...

<!-- lemons = hello, " ", hello -->

lemons will contain abc abc!

Project details

Download files

Download the file for your platform. If you're not sure which to choose, learn more about installing packages.

Source Distribution

mdiocre-3.5.3.tar.gz (22.4 kB view hashes)

Uploaded Source

Built Distribution

mdiocre-3.5.3-py3-none-any.whl (23.5 kB view hashes)

Uploaded Python 3

Supported by

AWS AWS Cloud computing and Security Sponsor Datadog Datadog Monitoring Fastly Fastly CDN Google Google Download Analytics Microsoft Microsoft PSF Sponsor Pingdom Pingdom Monitoring Sentry Sentry Error logging StatusPage StatusPage Status page