Everything that that is visible to the web is just a page.

class Index(Page):

Page objects contain all the metadata.

You can register the page object in your site with the @register_route decorator or you can pass the page object into the site with site.route.

class Index(Page):

Using @site.register_route vs route

@site.register_route is an easy way to create a webpage for a given Page object.

@site.register_route calls site.route, so there is no benefit to using one over the other except for line count.

class Index(Page):

# This is the same as

class Index(Page):


Built-in Attributes of Page

Built-in attributes are not exposed to the template and can be used to give the site instructions for building.


template: Optional[str]=None # _inherits from Site_

Templates are given to the engine to create dynamic content to your site.

The default template used for pages is page.html. Templates are commonly changed.

class About(page): # the default template `templates/page.html` will be used.

class Index(Page): # the overriden template `templates/index.html` will be used.
    template = 'index.html'


route: Optional[Union['str']]=['']

Routes are the path to where the rendered content will be generated.

class About(Page):
    routes = ['/pages'] # will create page at '/pages/about.html'


slug: Optional[str]=''

The slug is the filename for the generated content.

It is referred to as the slug as the slug is often the pathname for a webpage. In static sites, the slug and the filename are identical.

The slug can be passed in as a string into the class object. It will always be slugified when the page is generated.

class somePage(Page):
    slug = 'about' # sets the filename to about.html

If no slug is provided, the title of the page will be used as the slug.

# With Slug Present

class somePage(Page):
    slug = 'about' # sets the filename to about.html
    title = 'The About Page' # will not be used

# With No Slug Present

class somePage(Page):
    title = 'The About Page' # sets the filename to 'the-about-page.html'

If there is no slug or title, the class name will be used from self.class.__name__.

class Index(Page):
    pass # the filename will be 'index.html'


content_path: Optional[str]=''

If a content_path is included, the page object will read the text at the given path and will process the path for attributes and content.

class About(page):
  content_path = 'content/pages/'

Content loaded from a content_path is parsed using the parse_content method given the object's [matcher].


list_attrs: Optional[Union['str']]=None

When loading content from a content_path, attribute values are strings unless the attribute is in the list_attrs. This is for when an attribute has more than one value. Values should be comma-delimited.

class SomePage(Page):
  content_path = 'content/'
  list_attrs = ['tags'] # will results in tags=['Foo', 'Bar']


tags: Foo, Bar

This is a test.


no_index: bool = False

If your site has a Search object, setting no_index = True will omit the page from the generated search index.

from import Fuse

site = Site() = Fuse

class About(Page): # will be indexed

class Index(Page): # will not be indexed
  no_index = True

Setting no_index when your site does not have search defined does nothing.

Not-So-Safe Attributes

While you can modify most values with their given type there are a few object that should be left alone unless you are really going under the hood.


matcher: Optional['str']=r"(^\w+: \b.+$)"

matcher is the pattern given to parse_content to be matched for attributes when given a content_path.

This can be modified to change your attribute value delimiter.

NOTE: Matcher is used to match the entire line.

class matching_item(Page):
    content_path = 'content/'
    matcher = r"(^\w+- \b.+$)" # This would match content in content/

# content/

title - This is a test

Some content here...


engine: Optional[str]=None # _inherits from Site_

import Mako

class mako(Engine):
  ... # code for mako to be compatible with Render Engine

site = Site()
site.engines['Mako'] = mako

class Index(Page):
  engine = 'Mako'

The page's Engine of the is responsible for generating content for your webpage. In most cases this will be provided by the site and should not be changed.