Web Design & Development

Ramus theme for Pelican

Download Ramus 2020-06-26 (12.5K)

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, but for LINKS proper there was no more room; I recommend making a blogroll page instead.

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 release updates microformats to the latest version.


Pelican 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.