Version 7.5.0 Released

On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v7.5.0. It features several bugfixes and 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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  • Make default themes more accessible (Issue #377)

  • Add ipython support to the default themes (Issue #1782)

  • Automatically mark ipynb posts/pages as requiring mathjax (Issue #1782)

  • New --get-path option for nikola install_theme (Issue #1762)

  • New nikola rst2html command (Issue #1710)

  • New nikola status command (Issue #1740)

  • Support [code] in wordpress importers (Issue #1186)

  • Cleaner formatting of HTML output

  • Allowing category hierarchies via new option CATEGORY_ALLOW_HIERARCHIES (Issue #1520)


  • Dropped empty languages (fil, tl, zh_TW)

  • Extract nikola check target list from actual task list instead of parsing (Issue #1758)

  • Treat special-purpose “draft” tag case-insensitive

  • Avoid some rebuild loops (Issue #1747)

  • Better error if two posts/pages output conflict (Issue #1749)

  • Scanning of posts refactored out of core (Issue #1700)

  • github_deploy records lastdeploy timestamp like regular deploy

  • Use a global directory for gallery images, ignoring translations (Issue #1726)

  • The post-list directive only triggers rebuilds if timeline changes (Issue #1688)

  • Don’t check the same remote URL more than once (Issue #1732)

  • All remotely checked links resulted in incorrect warnings (nikola check -lr)

  • Exclude <meta content="noindex" name="robots"> from sitemaps

  • new_post paths are now relative to CWD (Issue #1325)


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