I started working on Logya in need of a tool for creating Web sites with consistent user interfaces, that are edited in a familiar and convenient manner and easy to maintain.
Moreover, I wanted to migrate existing CMS backed sites to static Web sites, while retaining the main “dynamic” features and the URL structure.
There were other site generators, most prominently Jekyll, available in 2011, but at that time none seemed to support the flexibility I wanted regarding URLs so Logya was born.
I also wanted to work with a familiar and powerful tech stack, i. e. Python and jinja2 for me. For a quick glance at what can be done with Logya, see the features below.
- Write content in markdown or HTML in your favorite editor.
- Define content attributes that can be referred to in templates.
- Create content specific templates using the powerful features of jinja2.
- Migrate WordPress or Drupal sites to fast static sites keeping the URLs.
- Automatic generation of a document index with created directories.
- RSS feed generation for all content and tag directories.
- Built-in Web server with info level logging and immediate editing feedback in the browser.
- Manage, deploy and backup the site with the tools you know, e.g. fabric, tar, rsync, git, mercurial, subversion.
- Structured data markup in starter site.
- Canonical URL as
canonicalvariable available in all templates.
- Use Jinja2 template tags in content body.
- Disqus integration via templates and configuration.