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Pelican Alchemy

A magical Pelican theme

Alchemy is a functional, clean, responsive theme for the Pelican static site generator.

Inspired by crowsfoot and clean-blog, it features:

** Features link to external assets (webfonts etc).


Clone the repo:

git clone https://github.com/nairobilug/pelican-alchemy

Set the THEME variable in your Pelican config:

THEME = '<PATH_TO_REPO>/alchemy'

As a Submodule

In your Pelican site:

mkdir themes
git submodule add https://github.com/nairobilug/pelican-alchemy themes/pelican-alchemy

And in Pelican config:

THEME = 'themes/pelican-alchemy/alchemy'


Visit the Settings wiki for examples:

  • SITESUBTITLE: Subtitle that appears in the header.
  • SITEIMAGE: Image that appears in the header.
  • DESCRIPTION: Index HTML head <meta> description.
  • LINKS: A list of tuples (Title, URL) for menu links.
  • ICONS: A list of tuples (Icon, URL) for icon links.
  • BOOTSTRAP_CSS: URL of Bootstrap CSS file. Use this to enable Boostwatch themes.
  • PYGMENTS_STYLE: Built-in Pygments style for syntax highlighting.
  • HIDE_AUTHORS: Hide the author(s) of an article - useful for single author sites.
  • RFG_FAVICONS: Use a Favicon Generator package.

Misc settings:


Example pelicanconf.py (demo website).

Tips & Tricks


How to Contribute

  1. Check for open issues or open a fresh issue to start a discussion around a feature idea or a bug.
  2. Fork the repository on GitHub to start making your changes to the master branch (or branch off of it).
  3. Send a pull request and bug the maintainer until it gets merged and published. :)

Alchemy follows the Contributor Covenant code of conduct.


MIT © 2017 Nairobi GNU/Linux Users Group