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  • v8.0.0.b2 Changes

    May 13, 2018

    πŸš€ On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v8.0.0b2. This release fixes some bugs found in v8.0.0b1, and adds a few new appearance features (featured posts, alternate navigation links)

    πŸš€ The final version of Nikola v8 should be out in early June. We welcome everyone to test it with their site and report any issues to make it the best release ever.

    What is Nikola?

    Nikola is a static site and blog generator, written in Python.
    πŸ— It can use Mako and Jinja2 templates, and input in many popular markup formats, such as reStructuredText and Markdown β€” and can even turn Jupyter Notebooks into blog posts! It also supports image galleries, and is multilingual. Nikola is flexible, and page builds are extremely fast, courtesy of doit (which is rebuilding only what has been changed).

    Find out more at the website: https://getnikola.com/

    Downloads

    Install using pip install Nikola==8.0.0.b2.

    πŸ”„ Changes

    Important compatibility changes not mentioned previously

    • You need <a class="reference"> (instead of image-reference) to activate the lightbox now

    πŸ”‹ Features

    • Add NAVIGATION_ALT_LINKS option, displayed on the right side in bootstrap4/bootblog4 (Issue #3030)
    • βž• Added documentation of Post objects to list of template variables (Issue #3003)
    • πŸ‘Œ Support featured posts in bootblog4 (Issue #2964)
    • βž• Add THEME_CONFIG setting that themes can use in any way
    • πŸ‘‰ Use youtube-nocookie.com for better privacy in youtube reST directive and improve the appearance of the player

    πŸ”‹ Featured post details: https://getnikola.com/handbook.html#featured-posts

    πŸ›  Bugfixes

    • πŸ‘Œ Improve appearance of bootblog4 on mobile (Issue #3069)
    • πŸ‘‰ Make smartjoin more flexible (Issue #3080)
    • πŸ‘‰ Make post-list and post_list synonymous (Issue #3083)
    • Support CATEGORY_DESTPATH_NAMES with pages following destpath
    • Make CATEGORY_PAGES_FOLLOW_DESTPATH more resilient (Issue #3081)
    • Guard against null items in gallery meta files (Issues #3076, #3077)
    • Respect USE_FILENAME_AS_TITLE in galleries with a meta file
    • πŸ›  Fix gallery metadata for multilingual sites (Issue #3078)
  • v8.0.0.b1 Changes

    May 05, 2018

    On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v8.0.0b1.

    πŸš€ Nikola v8.0.0b1 (Beta 1) is the first test release of the v8 series. The v8 series adds a ton of new features and fixes bugs, while also breaking backwards compatibility.

    What is Nikola?

    Nikola is a static site and blog generator, written in Python.
    It can use Mako and Jinja2 templates, and input in many popular markup
    formats, such as reStructuredText and Markdown β€” and can even turn
    πŸ‘ Jupyter (IPython) Notebooks into blog posts! It also supports image
    πŸ— galleries, and is multilingual. Nikola is flexible, and page builds
    are extremely fast, courtesy of doit (which is rebuilding only what
    has been changed).

    Find out more at the website: https://getnikola.com/

    Downloads

    Install using pip install Nikola==8.0.0.beta1.

    ⬆️ Before upgrading to Nikola v8, make sure to read the β€œUpgrading” document.

    πŸ”„ Changes in v8.0.0b1

    Important compatibility changes

    • πŸ“‡ Rename crumbs.tmpl to ui_helper.tmpl and the breadcrumbs
      bar function to breadcrumbs (your templates may need
      changing as well)
    • Rename post.is_mathjax to post.has_math. Themes using
      ⚑️ post.is_mathjax must be updated; it is recommended that they are
      πŸ”„ changed to use math_helper.tmpl.
    • πŸ“‡ Reading reST docinfo metadata, including first heading as title,
      requires USE_REST_DOCINFO_METADATA now (Issue #2987)
    • RSS feeds might have changed their places due to RSS_PATH
      behavior changes (you may need to change RSS_PATH,
      RSS_FILENAME_BASE)
    • πŸ‘ Atom feeds for archives and Atom pagination are no longer supported
      (Issue #3016)
    • Sections are replaced by categories (Issue #2833)

    πŸ”‹ Features

    • πŸ‘Œ Support hackerthemes.com themes and renamed bootswatch_theme command subtheme (Issue #3049)
    • Add DISABLE_MAIN_ATOM_FEED setting (Issue #3016, Issue #3039)
    • Add ATOM_FILENAME_BASE setting (defaults to index for
      existing sites, but feed for new sites) (Issue #3016)
    • Add CATEGORY_DESTPATH_AS_DEFAULT, CATEGORY_DESTPATH_TRIM_PREFIX,
      CATEGORY_DESTPATH_FIRST_DIRECTORY_ONLY settings, as part of
      replacing sections with categories (Issue #2833)
    • 🏷 Tags draft, private and mathjax are no longer treated
      🏷 special if USE_TAG_METADATA is set to False (default for
      πŸ†• new sites) (Issue #2761)
    • Replace draft and private tags with a status meta field
      πŸ‘ (supports published, featured, draft, private)
      and mathjax with .. has_math: yes (Issue #2761)
    • Rename TAG_PAGES_TITLES β†’ TAG_TITLES,
      TAG_PAGES_DESCRIPTIONS β†’ TAG_DESCRIPTIONS.
    • Rename CATEGORY_PAGES_TITLES β†’ CATEGORY_TITLES,
      CATEGORY_PAGES_DESCRIPTIONS β†’ CATEGORY_DESCRIPTIONS.
    • πŸ‘ Produce a better error message when a template referenced in another
      template is missing (Issue #3055)
    • πŸ‘Œ Support captioned images and image ordering in galleries, as well as
      πŸ“‡ arbitrary metadata through a new metadata.yml file (Issue #3017,
      Issue #3050, Issue #2837)
    • πŸ†• New ATOM_PATH setting (Issue #2971)
    • πŸ‘‰ Make crumbs available to all pages
    • πŸ‘ Allowing to customize RSS and Atom feed extensions with
      RSS_EXTENSION, ATOM_EXTENSION settings (Issue #3041)
    • πŸ‘ Allowing to customize filename base appended to RSS_PATH
      with RSS_FILENAME_BASE setting (Issue #3041)
    • 0️⃣ Use basic ipynb template by default for slightly better appearance
      and behavior
    • πŸ›  Fixing behavior of RSS_PATH to do what the documentation
      says it does (Issue #3024)
    • βž• Add support for fragments in path handlers (Issue #3032)
    • New METADATA_VALUE_MAPPING setting to allow for flexible global
      πŸ“‡ modification of metadata (Issue #3025)
    • πŸ†• New smartjoin template function/filter that joins lists and
      leaves strings as-is (Issue #3025)
    • πŸ‘ Explain index.html conflicts better (Issue #3022)
    • Recognize both TEASER_END and (new) END_TEASER (Issue #3010)
      ⚠ (warning: if you perform manual splits, the regex change means new
      indexes must be used)
    • New MARKDOWN_EXTENSION_CONFIGS setting (Issue #2970)
    • Replace flowr.js with justified-layout.js by Flickr
      (does not require jQuery!)
    • 0️⃣ bootblog4 is the new default theme (Issue #2964)
    • πŸ†• New bootstrap4 and bootblog4 themes (Issue #2964)
    • πŸ†• New Thai translation by Narumol Hankrotha and Jean Jordaan
    • πŸ‘Œ Support for Commento comment system (Issue #2773)
    • New PRESERVE_ICC_PROFILES option to control whether ICC profiles are
      preserved when copying images.
    • πŸ‘‰ Use baguetteBox in Bootstrap theme (part of Issue #2777)
    • πŸ†• New default-config command to generate a clean configuration.
    • πŸ†• New thumbnail shortcode similar to the reStructuredText
      thumbnail directive (via Issue #2809)
    • Rewrite nikola auto with asyncio and aiohttp (Issue #2850)
    • πŸ†• New listings shortcode similar to the reStructuredText listings
      directive (Issue #2868)
    • Switch to reStructuredText’s new HTML 5 renderer (Issue #2874)
    • πŸ—„ Deprecate html4css1.css in favor of rst_base.css (Issue
      #2874)
    • βž• Add support for MetadataExtractor plugins that allow custom,
      πŸ“‡ extensible metadata extraction from posts (Issue #2830)
    • πŸ‘Œ Support YAML and TOML metadata in 2-file posts (via Issue #2830)
    • Renamed UNSLUGIFY_TITLES β†’ FILE_METADATA_UNSLUGIFY_TITLES
      (Issue #2840)
    • πŸ‘‰ Add NIKOLA_SHOW_TRACEBACKS environment variable that shows
      full tracebacks instead of one-line summaries
    • 0️⃣ Use PRETTY_URLS by default on all sites (Issue #1838)
    • πŸ”¨ Feed link generation is completely refactored (Issue #2844)
    • Let path handlers return absolute URLs (Issue #2876)
    • βž• Add BLOG_EMAIL to global context to make it available for
      templates (Issue #2968)

    πŸ›  Bugfixes

    • πŸ›  Fixes behavior for posts not available in default language
      (Issues #2956 and #3073)
    • Always follow FEED_LENGTH for Atom feeds
    • Apply filters to all Atom feeds
    • πŸ“‡ Read file metadata if compiler metadata exists and prefer it over
      πŸ“‡ compiler metadata (Issue #3008)
    • Rename DISABLE_INDEXES_PLUGIN_INDEX_AND_ATOM_FEED to DISABLE_INDEXES
      and DISABLE_INDEXES_PLUGIN_RSS_FEED to DISABLE_MAIN_RSS_FEED (Issue #3039)
    • πŸ”Œ Make chart shortcode its own plugin and make the reST directive
      depend on it.
    • πŸ”Œ Put post_list shortcode in its own plugin and make the reST
      directive depend on it.
    • Don’t silence syntax errors and other exceptions that occur while
      πŸ“‡ reading metadata
    • πŸ‘‰ Use documented dateutil API for time zone list (Issue #3006)
    • πŸ– Handle trailing slash redirects with query strings correctly in
      nikola serve (Issue #3000)
    • πŸ›  Fix w3c validation errors for itemscope entries in default themes
    • Hide β€œIncomplete language” message for overrides of complete
      languages
    • 🌐 Handle '/' and other absolute paths better in POSTS / PAGES / TRANSLATIONS
      (Issue #2982)
    • πŸ›  Fix loading non-default languages
    • πŸ‘Œ Support KaTeX for reST display math (Issue #2888)
    • πŸ—„ Use npm for asset management instead of bower, which was deprecated
      (Issue #2790)
    • Properly handle SHOW_INDEX_PAGE_NAVIGATION with Jinja templates
      (Issue #2960)
    • 🏁 Prevent crashes due to Windows-specific code in auto running on
      all platforms (Issue #2940)
    • Don’t run hyphenate on <pre> blocks (Issue #2939)
    • πŸ”Š Make errors in reST display in logs again
    • Unquote paths given to link:// magic URLs (Issue #2934)
    • 0️⃣ Specify UTF-8 input encoding for Mako as default (Issue #2930)
    • Don't trigger rebuilds in auto mode for files it's safe to ignore
      (Issue #2906)
    • πŸ›  Fix padding for Jupyter code blocks (Issue #2927)
    • ⏱ Apply SCHEDULE_ALL to posts only (Issue #2921)
    • βͺ Restore version number to Bootswatch URLs (Issue #2916)
    • Do not strip trailing slash in slug magic links
    • πŸ“‡ Ignore empty tags in HTML metadata reader (Issue #2890)
    • Do not remove doctype if add_header_permalinks or
      deduplicate_ids are used
    • πŸ“‡ Handle empty slug metadata (Issue #2887)
    • πŸ›  Fix crash when compiling empty .html posts (Issue #2851)
    • πŸ‘‰ Make failures to get source commit hash non-fatal in
      πŸš€ github_deploy (Issue #2847)
    • Less cryptic error when guessing format from extension in new_post
      fails
    • πŸ“„ Use Jupyter name more consistently in docs
    • Support CODE_COLOR_SCHEME in Jupyter notebooks (Issue #2093)
    • Language was not passed to title and link generation for page indexes
    • βž• Addressed issue with snaps not allowing certain functions to work properly.

    βœ‚ Removed conf.py settings

    🚚 The following settings have been removed. Nikola will now always
    behave as if the value was what is displayed afer the setting name.

    • FEED_PREVIEWIMAGE = True
    • SITEMAP_INCLUDE_FILELESS_DIRS = True
    • USE_OPEN_GRAPH = True
    • USE_BASE_TAG = False

    βœ‚ Removed features

    • βœ‚ Removed Colorbox, baguetteBox is used instead (Issue #2777)
    • βœ‚ Removed googleplus comments (no longer supported) (Issue #635)
    • βœ‚ Removed the slides directive for docutils, it will now be a separate plugin.
    • ⬇️ Dropped Python 2 and Python 3.3 support (oldest supported version is 3.4)
    • βœ‚ Removed nikola install_theme β€” use nikola theme instead
    • ⬇️ Droppped insecure post β€œencryption” feature
    • πŸ—„ Stopped supporting all deprecated config options
    • ⬇️ Dropped annotations support (annotateit.org closed down in March 2017)
    • Removed taxonomy option also_create_classifications_from_other_languages
      (Issue #2785) and generate_atom_feeds_for_post_lists (Issue
      #3016)
    • βœ‚ Removed old 7-line metadata format (Issue #2839)
    • Atom feeds are now limited to one page (Issue #3016)
    • βœ‚ Removed sections (replaced by improved categories) (Issue #2833)
  • v7.8.15 Changes

    May 05, 2018

    πŸš€ On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v7.8.15. Nikola v7.8.15 is the last v7 maintenance release with a few more bug fixes.

    Install using pip install Nikola==7.8.15.

    πŸ”„ Changes

    • πŸ›  Fix behavior for posts not available in default language (Issues #2956 and #3073)
    • πŸ›  Fix behavior of RSS_PATH to do what the documentation says it does (Issue #3024)
    • πŸ‘‰ Use documented dateutil API for time zone list (Issue #3006)
  • v7.8.14 Changes

    March 31, 2018

    πŸš€ On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v7.8.14. This is a maintenance release for the v7 series.

    πŸ›  Future releases in the v7 series are going to be small maintenance releases that include bugfixes only, as work on v8.0.0 is underway. If you wish to test new features, you can install from the master branch on GitHub.

    What is Nikola?

    Nikola is a static site and blog generator, written in Python.
    πŸ— It can use Mako and Jinja2 templates, and input in many popular markup formats, such as reStructuredText and Markdown β€” and can even turn Jupyter Notebooks into blog posts! It also supports image galleries, and is multilingual. Nikola is flexible, and page builds are extremely fast, courtesy of doit (which is rebuilding only what has been changed).

    Find out more at the website: https://getnikola.com/

    Downloads

    πŸš€ Install using pip install Nikola or download tarballs on GitHub and PyPI.

    πŸ”„ Changes

    • doit v0.31.0 compatibility (Issue #2980, #3004, v8 backport)
  • v7.8.13 Changes

    March 20, 2018

    πŸš€ On behalf of the Nikola team, I am pleased to announce the immediate availability of Nikola v7.8.13. This is a maintenance release for the v7 series.

    πŸ›  Future releases in the v7 series are going to be small maintenance releases that include bugfixes only, as work on v8.0.0 is underway.

    What is Nikola?

    Nikola is a static site and blog generator, written in Python.
    πŸ— It can use Mako and Jinja2 templates, and input in many popular markup formats, such as reStructuredText and Markdown β€” and can even turn Jupyter Notebooks into blog posts! It also supports image galleries, and is multilingual. Nikola is flexible, and page builds are extremely fast, courtesy of doit (which is rebuilding only what has been changed).

    Find out more at the website: https://getnikola.com/

    Downloads

    πŸš€ Install using pip install Nikola or download tarballs on GitHub and PyPI.

    πŸ”„ Changes

    • βž• Add new Thai translation by Narumol Hankrotha and Jean Jordaan
      (v8 backport)
    • Hide β€œIncomplete language” message for overrides of complete
      languages
    • βͺ Restore ability to override messages partially