Lektor is a static website generator with content management system (CMS) and web framework features for creating websites.

Lektor's source code is available on GitHub under the BSD 3-clause license.

Lektor static website generator logo.

How is Lektor different from other static site generators?

Most static site generators such as Pelican are built with programmers as the primary user. Lektor tries to be more accessible to non-programmers by providing an admin panel for creating and updating site content similar to Django or Wordpress.

Lektor is an implementation of the static site generators concept. Learn how the parts fit together in the web development chapter or view all topics.

Lektor example projects

Lektor resources

Lektor is a young project and therefore has a nascent community compared with Pelican and Jekyll (the most popular Ruby-based static site generator). However, the official documentation and initial quickstarts for the project are wonderful so getting a basic site up and running is painless.

  • Introducing Lektor is the background story for what motivated Armin Ronacher to start hacking on his own static site generator project after jumping around from Django to Wordpress for hosting content. The post also includes details on the differences in the project compared to other static site generators.

  • Hello, Lektor is a wonderful getting started and overview post. The post walks through the files Lektor generates, the admin content management system and pulling data into pages from the Meetup API.

  • The official Lektor quickstart contains the first commands to use to generate a new project scaffold. There is also a getting started screencast that walks through installing and initial steps for getting set up with the project.

  • Lektor Static CMS, put the fun back into Content Management is a short overview as the first part in what aims to be a continuing series on how to use Lektor as a content management system.

  • In Experiences Migrating to Lektor the author gives his impression of Lektor after moving his 400+ articles over from a home-grown blogging engine. He talks a bit about how he went from deploying on GitHub Pages to surge.sh and finally over to Netlify.

  • Automating deployment of Lektor blog sites covers using OpenShift to deploy a static site. Seems like a lot of work when AWS S3 deployments are a lot easier but OpenShift has its own ecosystem to keep you away from AWS world if that's your thing.

Anything else to learn about static site generators?

What is a static website generator?

I want to learn how to code a Python web application using a framework.

I've built a Python web app, now how do I deploy it?

Matt Makai 2012-2022