Getting Started with Markata

Markata is a fully plugins all the way down static site generator for folks who just want their site to get started quickly and build great content, with the ability to tinker with everything under the hood if they want to.


Markata is fully configurable through a markata.toml file, but the defaults allow to build your site right out of the box with nothing more than markdown.

Create Some Content

mkdir pages
cd pages
echo '# My First Post' >
echo '# Hello World' >

Build your site

pip install markata
markata build

# or if pipx is your thing
pipx run markata build


You will likely want to set things like title, date, description, published, or template per post, this can all be done inside yaml frontmatter.

templateKey: blog-post
tags: ['python',]
title:  My Awesome Post
date: 2022-01-21T16:40:34
published: False


This is my awesome post.

Frontmatter is not required, but definitely gives you more control over your site.

Next steps

blog starter

The blog-starter has a really great write up on how to use markata. You can see it in your brower at the link or run it yourself pipx run markata new blog.

Examples Gallary

Markata has a project gallery to show off sites built with markata. Please submit yours, and check out the project-gallery for inspiration.

Source Code

If you have comments, questions, issues, or like it enough to give a ⭐ check out waylonwalker/markata

Markata Docs

Not much is documented yet, lots of work to do on the docs. Checkout LifeCycle to see what a more finished one looks like.

UPDATE - the base_cli is also up to date and includes a lot of examples of how to use the markata cli.

Yes this library generates it's own docs