Finally created my blog

Saturday, March 03, 2012

I've been thinking a lot about creating a blog, and here finally it is.

Using Pelican

I'm currently using pelican, which is a static website generator developed in Python. It is pretty simple:

and will create the entire website for you. That's all! Then you can push to your github page repository ;)

I'll be trying hyde (another Python static website generator) to see the main differences between them.

About static website generators

Here are a few reasons why I prefer those static website generators instead of using a blogging platform like Wordpress:

  1. I don't have a very good internet connection and I can write offline without problem.
  2. I don't need any HTML editor to write my code. I'm used to markdown syntax because of Stack Overflow, so it is pretty easy to write.
  3. Submitting my content is as easy as executing git push inside my local repository.


Everytime I make a change on my blog, almost all the HTML pages are modified.

GitHub allows Jekyll, which is good because the HTML pages are generated on the server. I think I'll give it a try these days...

By Oscar Mederos, Category: blogging

Tags: pelican / blogging / python /