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bangtext 0.1.4

A static site generator

Latest Version: 0.2.2

A static site generator, powers marcyes.com

You run bang from the command line:

$ bang command --project-dir=...

Setup

A bang site can have any folder structure and bang will check each folder for a markdown (extension .md) file, if it finds one named index.md it will not treat it like a blog post but just compile the folder to an index.html file. If it finds a markdown file with any other name, then it is considered a blog post with the file's name being the title. So, it basically uses this structure for its posts, so if you have this file structure:

project-dir/
  input/
    2014/
      001-this-is-the-slug/
        This is the title of the blog post.md

It would compile down to a blog post with a title This is the title of the blog post available at the uri:

/2014/001-this-is-the-slug

Any other files (images or whatnot) will just be copied over to their respective locations.


Project directory

Your project directory is where all the magic happens. It has to contain a few folders:

input (required)

This is where all your blog posts go.

template (required)

This is where all your Jinja templates go, they are used to compile your blog posts to their final form.

output (optional)

This is the default output directory when the compile command is used with no --output-dir option set.

config.py (optional)

You can add this file to configure bang when compiling:

# /project_dir/config.py
name = "your site name"
description = "your site description"
host = "example.com"

Plugins

bang includes a couple built-in plugins that you can include in your config.py file, to activate them per site:

# /project_dir/config.py

from bang.plugins import sitemap # to automatically generate a sitemap.xml file

from bang.plugins import feed # generate an rss feed at host/feed.rss for the last 10 posts

That's it, once they are imported they will run when they need to.


Commands

compile

Use this to compile your project-dir/input directory to the final form in the output-dir directory.

Compile your site using the default output directory:

$ bang compile --project-dir=...

That will place the compiled output to project-dir/output, you can also move the output directory to another location:

$ bang compile --project-dir=... --output-dir=...

serve

Use this to fire up a local server so you can see your compiled site. You can set the port with the --port flag.

$ bang server --project-dir=... --port=8000

watch

This is designed to be used on the remote server that will host your site in a cron job, it will try and pull down the code using a git repo, if there are changes, then it will compile the new changes, since it is run in cron, you should include the full path:

$ /usr/local/bin/bang watch --project-dir=...

Install

Use pip:

pip install bangtext

TODO

The folders should allow tagging with #hashtags

a project should be able to include a plugins directory (python module) that will allow customization, there should be events added around all the major things during execution (eg, a post_compiled event, a pre_compile event) that the plugins module the user adds can hook into. Not sure this needed anymore though since you can configure the plugins in your config.py file

 
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