CherryBlog implements a very simple blogging website.
At this moment, it has the basic news of the project where each article is a post about the new version that was released.
As a developer, I want to share things with the world and run a blog. Finding the right blogging software is difficult if you limit the choices for the final deployment.
Note: No database if the site is very small. If there would be a need for a higher performance on features like searching, it can be included.
I started using JBake quite some time ago, but the project does not seem very lively. I ran two sites with it and I was very pleased with it.
Furthermore, I have switched from the Java (-alikes) world to Python. In Python, the only thing I tried was Pelican. Pelican however was not what I needed for another website (my personal site as freelancer) and I found CherryPy as framework. I was able to make my personal site in just a matter of hours (the content and template was already available from JBake). When using CherryPy, I saw a possibility to write something similar like JBake in Python.
For now, I will not create a static website (like JBake and Pelican do), but I will run a website with data coming from Markdown files, YAML files, ... In a later phase, I want to build the site to a fully static website, with a backend for the dynamic data like comments on posts.
The project is written in Python 3 and uses the CherryPy framework as backend. Hence the name of the project: CherryBlog.
Python libraries included:
The content of the blog is written in MarkDown. On top of each content file, there's a meta data section containing:
The whole content is served from local files, so no need for a database like for instance WordPress, Drupal or Joomla.
The settings (or configuration) are done in YAML files. Multiple environments can be used for development and production sites, each with their own settings.
The default theme is based on two themes found on https://startbootstrap.com/templates/
The theme is implemented in Jinja2 templates.
The project is open sourced under the MIT license and the sources can be found on Github:
At this moment, I (vindevoy) am the only contributor. I started the project just end of March 2020.
The current version is depicted in the version widget. The code is tagged on Github for each released version.
A set of issues have been logged in Github. They are all in backlog for now as this is a non-funded project. The updates are scheduled:
Each "sprint", a number of issues will be moved from the backend to the new release.
The major release number will be bumped when a major new feature is introduced. For instance: