Nikola v7.2.0 is out!

On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v7.2.0. It features many bugfixes, and also some new useful features.

What is Nikola?

Nikola is a static site and blog generator, written in Python. It can use Mako and Jinja2 templates, and input in many popular markup formats, such as reStructuredText and Markdown — and can even turn IPython Notebooks into blog posts! It also supports image galleries, and is multilingual. Nikola is flexible, and page builds are extremely fast, courtesy of doit (which is rebuilding only what has been changed).

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Get it on GitHub and PyPI.



  • Added support for fancy dates via moment.js (Issue #1256)

  • Updates: jQuery v1.11.1, Bootstrap v3.3.0

  • Allow presets usage with nikola deployDEPLOY_COMMANDS is now a dict of {preset: commands} (Issue #1452)

  • New GLOBAL_CONTEXT_FILLER setting, functions listed there will be called with the local context and the template name before template rendering. (Issue #1451)

  • New USE_CDN_WARNING setting to block warnings about potential USE_CDN misuse (defaults to True)

  • nikola check -l will warn about mixed-security (HTTP on HTTPS)

  • New ConfigPlugin category (without any specific behavior by default)

  • New meta property “previewimage” for use with Open Graph (Issue #1421)

  • Expose publishing date, tags, and more in Open Graph

  • XSL Transform RSS into pretty and helpful webpages when opened in browsers (Issue #1411)


  • Don’t pull by default in github_deploy (Issue #1464)

  • disabled hyphenation for paragraphs with inline math (Issue #1461)

  • Support filters for all tasks (Issue #1459)

  • Don’t check cache/ in nikola check -l (Issue #1447)

  • Fix new_post for pandoc format (Issue #1445)

  • Fix STORY_INDEX generation (Issue #1444)

  • Fix bootswatch creation version check (Issue #1441)

  • Never rebase while pulling in github_deploy

  • Handle better new_post --format=pandoc when pandoc is not defined (Issue #1422)

  • Open Graph properly uses latest RDFa in HTML – fixes validation

  • Fix sitemap generation (Issue #1397 via #1032)

  • Use destination folder names as titles for titleless listings

  • Fixed problems with installation from .tar.gz under Windows (Issue #1417)

  • Fixed encoding problems in WordPress urlmap writer (Issue #1416)

  • Added back atom:link in RSS feeds

  • Fixed Nikola-based page redirects in Python 2 (Issue #1414)

  • Fixed files/*.php (skip post/story-specific filters) (Issue #1403)

  • Warn about missing / in BASE_URL differently (explicit request to fix the config file)

  • Fix broken auto -b option (Issue #1437)


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