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Ramus theme for Pelican

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Ramus is a single-column theme for the Pelican static site generator. Ramus is very lightweight, and doesn't use any images or scripts. It also tries to honor Pelican's own settings wherever it can.

Ramus is made for Pelican 4.0 or newer; I have no idea if it works at all in older versions. Most features are supported, even auto-discovery for category and tag feeds.

SOCIAL links are shown in the footer, and as of September 2021 so are LINKS.

And yes, the templates are based on a heavily modified version of the Simple theme as shipped in the Debian 10 package. Hopefully that doesn't create licensing issues.

To use, copy the whole Ramus directory as-is to a suitable location (I keep it in the project directory) and point Pelican at it.

As of 26 June 2020, the second revision updates microformats to the latest version.

As of 12 September 2021, the third revision adds the missing LINKS and makes sure large images fit in the layout.


Ramus is free and open source under the Artistic License 2.0 (included in the package). Also see the read-me file for how to ask or offer support.