What is Nikola?
It is a Python package that allows the user to create static websites using Python metadata. Static websites are safer, use fewer resources, and avoid vendor and platform lock-in.
Nikola is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Nikola is an open source tool with 2.3K GitHub stars and 434 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Nikola's open source repository on GitHub
Who uses Nikola?
7 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Nikola.
Python, HTML5, WordPress, Markdown, and Travis CI are some of the popular tools that integrate with Nikola. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Nikola.
Pros of Nikola
IPython (Jupyter) Notebooks
Themes and templates with Mako or Jinja2
Implemented in Python
- Host anywhere
- Fast rebuilds
- Multiple input formats
- Batteries included
Nikola Alternatives & Comparisons
What are some alternatives to Nikola?
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Hexo is a fast, simple and powerful blog framework. It parses your posts with Markdown or other render engine and generates static files with the beautiful theme. All of these just take seconds.