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An static resource compression plugin for Pelican, the static site generator.

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Zopfli Gzip cache

This is a variant of gzip_cache but using zopfli for better compression.

Certain web servers (e.g., Nginx) can use a static cache of gzip-compressed files to prevent the server from compressing files during an HTTP call. Since compression occurs at another time, these compressed files can be compressed at a higher compression level for increased optimization.

Since zopfli is slow, this plugin uses joblib to compress files in parallel.

The pelican-zopfli plugin compresses all common text type files into a .gz file within the same directory as the original file.


The easiest option is to install via pip from PyPI:

pip install pelican-zopfli

It is also possible to simply clone the git repository and put it in a directory listed in PLUGIN_PATHS in your

git clone

In both cases you will then have to enable the plugin by putting pelican_zopfli into PLUGINS in your pelican configuration. It is a good idea to only do this in your since this plugin is quite slow.


  • PELICAN_ZOPFLI_OVERWRITE If True, the original files will be replaced by the gzip-compressed files. This is useful for static hosting services (e.g S3). Defaults to False.

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