Nikola v7.7.0 is out!

On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v7.7.0. It fixes some bugs and adds new 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 Jupyter (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).

Find out more at the website:

Key Changes since v7.6.4

  • Sections by Daniel Aleksandersen
  • Author pages by Juanjo Conti


Install using pip install Nikola or download tarballs on GitHub and PyPI.



  • New support for online CSS and JS minifying services (Issue #1999)
  • Make tag optional with USE_BASE_TAG flag (Issue #1985)
  • Render author pages (Issue #1972)
  • Atom feeds for tag lists (Issue #1686)
  • New THEME_COLOR option for customizing themes from a primary color (Issue #1980)
  • New color_hsl_adjust_hex and colorize_str_from_base_color functions available in themes (Issue #1980)
  • New POSTS output subfolders now generate sections by deault (Issue #1980)
  • New POSTS_SECTIONS and POSTS_SECTION_* options for configuring the section pages (Issue #1980)
  • For themers: Each post are now asssociated with section_color, section_link, and section_name (Issue #1980)
  • Each new section page has a auto-assigned color based on shifting the hue of THEME_COLOR based on a hash of the section name, can be overwritten with POSTS_SECTION_COLORS option (Issue #1980)
  • New TAG_PAGES_TITLES and CATEGORY_PAGES_TITLES options (Issue #1962)
  • Add Bosnian and Serbian (Latin) languages, by Saša Savić [bs, sr_latin]
  • Add Portuguese (Portugal) language, by jamatos [pt]


  • Make nikola tabcompletion work outside sites (Issue #1983)
  • Fix display of categories list in bootstrap theme (Issue #2002)
  • If webassets is not installed, use unbundled assets (Issue #1992)
  • Check links in Atom and sitemap files (Issue #1993)
  • Link checker should check all absolute URLs to self (Issue #1991)
  • Check img|source[@srcset] as part of check -l (Issue #1989)
  • Clean up translations for third party components
  • pagekind["main_index"] set on the main indexes to differentiate them from all the other indexes.
  • Add dependency on metadata file for 2-file posts (Issue #1968)
  • Set UTF-8 charset in Content-Type or text/ and +xml (Issue #1966)


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