Nikola v7.1.0 released!

On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the release of Nikola v7.1.0.

Nikola v7.1.0 is a bugfix/feature release. It fixes quite a few bugs of v7.0.1 discovered in the intervening 3 months (sorry it took so long!), and also adds a few more features.

Get it!

Nikola v7.1.0 is available for download at GitHub and PyPI.



  • Error out when reST gists cannot be downloaded (Issue #1402)
  • Added a “Skip to content” link for accessibility (Issue #1345)
  • Added minify_lines filter to strip leading whitespace and empty lines
  • Added Google Closure Compiler JavaScript filter
  • Print full tracebacks for errors
  • Added USE_SLUGIFY (defaults to True). If it’s False, Nikola allows and generates almost any Unicode character in page URLs (Issue #1321)
  • sources for .html files are now copied as .src.html (Issue #1354)
  • Copy files/*.html verbatim (skip filters)
  • Don’t generate STORY_INDEX if there is a conflicting story
  • Added support for enclosures (via optional enclosure metadata tag) (Issue #1322)


  • Fixed some margins for RTL text (Issue #1399)
  • Fixed sitemapindex filtering of non-sitemap XMLs
  • rebuild posts when metadata changes (Issue #1319)
  • Allow + in slugs (Issue #1344)
  • fix error message when tags that are too similar are found (Issues #1343, #1344)
  • serve .svgz with content-encoding: gzip (Issue #1380)
  • html5.js file for ancient IE now works outside of / (Issue #1372)
  • PHP compiler now removes metadata comments the usual way (Issue #1374)
  • PHP compiler’s permalinks were .html instead of .php (Issue #1373)
  • Fixed importing WordPress blogs outside of / (Issue #1368)
  • Fixed importing WordPress blogs without slugs (Issue #1364)
  • don’t forget query parts of links (Issue #1369)
  • Made posts that are directive-only work properly (Issue #1351)
  • Made mathjax work with stories (Issue #1355)
  • Fixed regeneration after change of NAVIGATION_LINKS
  • Made nikola bootswatch_theme compatible with Jinja themes
  • Fixed submenus in Jinja themes (Issue #1327)
  • Quietly ignore empty lines in bundles files
  • Fixed wrong filter order in post_list plugin (Issue #1365)


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