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A simple and easy to use plain-text-like blogging-engine.

Project Description


:author: Nerd Gordo <>
:copyright: BSD, see LICENSE for details.

This is a simple and easy to use plain-text-like blogging engine, that was
created to power


As easy as pie::

$ pip install ngblog

``ngblog`` relies on ``figlet`` to generate the blog title. Install it with
your distro's package manager.

This thing just works on Linux, probably.

Start the blog

Create the directory and the configuration file::

$ mkdir blog
$ vim blog/config.ini

Add something like this to the file::

title = Blog Title
headline = Blog Headline
footline = Blog Footline -- Multi-line
author_name = My Name
author_email =

Create a sample post::

$ mkdir -p blog/2011/10/30
$ vim blog/2011/10/30/my-post.txt

Add anything you want to the post::

This is my title

This is my body.

I'm a simple parser, but I can recognize paragraphs. ;)

The directory structure of the posts is important, because it is used for
get the publishing date.

You might want to store your text files in a Git repository, for history and

Build the blog

``ngblog`` script is your friend::

$ ngblog --srcdir blog

This will put the generated files in ``blog/_build``. Open the file
``blog/_build/index.html`` in any browser to review your blog.

Build the files again, now with your domain as the base URL::

$ ngblog --srcdir blog --baseurl

Feel free to upload these files to your server with some tool like ``rsync``.

Take a look at the ``ngblog`` help to see the available options::

$ ngblog --help

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