AutoLoader Plugin 1.0.2 for Pelican Released

Pelican Plugins

AutoLoader is a plugin for Pelican, a static site generator written in Python.

AutoLoader is a “meta plugin” in that it doesn’t directly affect your Pelican site, but rather works to make your other plugins better. By way of background, Pelican 4.5 added the ability to autoload plugins that exist in the pelican.plugins namespace. This plugin allows you to extend this autoload ability to any arbitrary namespace. In particlar, it defaults to extending this ability to my minchin.pelican.plugins namespace, and thus will autoload my other plugins, if installed. It can also be used to add plugin autoloading to earlier version of Pelican.

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Image Process Plugin 1.2.1 & 2.1.1 for Pelican Released

Pelican Plugins

This post actually covers five releases:

  • v1.2.1 doesn’t add any functionality or bugfixes directly, but is designed to point users to the new v2 releases.
  • v1.3.0 returned the plugin to the stewardship of Whisky Echo Bravo, who wrote the first versions of this plugin. This is the first version of the plugin available on PyPI as pelican-image-process.
  • v2.0.0 reorganized the project codebase to make this work as a “namespace plugin”. Added by Pelican 4.5 is a feature to automatically activate such plugins. This release also fixed a bug with the crop API, and added the ability to create progressive JPEGs and to work within Atom feeds. It also transfers the code repo (and project stewardship) to the Pelican-Plugins organization.
  • v2.1.0 adds the ability to copy EXIF data to processed photos.
  • v2.1.1 lowers the minimum Pelican version to 3 (from 4.5). Under the hood, it also updates the local development infrastructure to work better on Windows.

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Jinja Filters 1.1.0 & 2.1.0 for Pelican Released

Pelican Plugins

This post actually covers three releases:

  • v1.1.0 doesn’t add any functionality or bugfixes directly, but is designed to point users to the new v2 releases.
  • v2.0.0 reorganized the project codebase to make this work as a “namespace plugin”. Added by Pelican 4.5 is a feature to automatically activate such plugins. It also transfers the code repo to the Pelican-Plugins organization and moved the PyPI package to pelican-jinja-filters.
  • v2.1.0 adds two filters — merge_date_url and datetime_from_period. It also lowers the minimum Pelican version to 3 (from 4.5). Under the hood, it also updates the local development infrastructure to work better on Windows.

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CName Plugin 1.2.1 for Pelican Released

Pelican Plugins

Writing these posts about the new releases is often a little funny because the changes made are often so small that they don’t really feel worthy of their own post, but collectively, they start adding up. So this post actually covers five releases combined: 1.0.3, 1.0.4, 1.1.0, 1.2.0, 1.2.1.

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Introduction to Pelican

…and static site generators more generally.

This is a summary of a presentation on Pelican I presented on May 9, 2016. It covers some of the building blocks of Pelican, and then provides several examples of Pelican in use.

As a personal note, this presentation follows my own path of learning and growth with these technologies. I should note that I’m not a programmer or a web developer by trade; that everything I’ve done with Pelican has been as a part of another job or for personal projects. I hope to show you very practical applications of Pelican, rather than theoretical projects.

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Image Process Plugin 1.1.3 for Pelican Released

Pelican Plugins

Image Process is a plugin for Pelican, a static site generator written in Python.

Image Process let you automate the processing of images based on their class attribute. Use this plugin to minimize the overall page weight and to save you a trip to Gimp or Photoshop each time you include an image in your post.

Image Process also makes it easy to create responsive images using the new HTML5 srcset attribute and <picture> tag. It does this by generating multiple derivative images from one or more sources.

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