Nikola 5.1 Released

I am happy to announe release 5.1 of Nikola a static site/blog generator.


  • Support for client-side cloud tags

  • New slides directive, for image slideshows.

  • New option DATE_FORMAT

  • New "nikola console" command

  • New option CACHE_FOLDER

  • Updated bootstrap to 2.2.2

  • Wordpress importer supports redirects

  • Wordpress importer creates a url_map for Disqus thread migration

  • Wordpress importer: support for [sourcecode]

  • Added unstyled theme "orphan", useful as a base for independent themes.

  • New "monospace" theme.

  • New "Create a Theme From Scratch" tutorial.


  • Added ID attribute to gallery images for backlinking.

  • Added ALT attribute to gallery images.

  • Issue 113: refactored code in Mako templates

  • Added newline after metadata in new_post template.

  • Issue 112: RSS feeds contained invalid links

  • Issue 88: RSS feed validation via lxml

  • Isuue 169: build subcommands were broken

  • Switched addThis to Peekaboo style, as seen on (seems less broken)

  • Remove duplicated sample config file. always build it from template (schettino72)

  • Don't use hardcoded path for custom.css (schettino72)

  • Wordpress importer: fixed issue 190, convert embedded H1 tags into H2

  • Fixed bad interaction with Yapsy 1.10

  • More elegant handling of "nikola init"

  • Don't crash if there's no assets to copy


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