Deploy a Pelican site
Pelican is a static site generator, written in Python. With Pelican, you can write your content directly with your editor of choice in reStructuredText or Markdown formats.
Create a Pelican project
To begin, create a Pelican project directory.
cd into your new directory and run:
$ python3 -m pip install pelican
$ pip freeze > requirements.txt
Create a directory in your project named
$ mkdir content
This is the directory name that you will set in the build command.
Before you continue
All of the framework guides assume you already have a fundamental understanding of Git. If you are new to Git, refer to this summarized Git handbook on how to set up Git on your local machine.
If you clone with SSH, you must generate SSH keys on each computer you use to push or pull from GitHub.
Refer to the GitHub documentation and Git documentation for more information.
Create a GitHub repository
Create a new GitHub repository by visiting repo.new. After creating a new repository, prepare and push your local application to GitHub by running the following commands in your terminal:
$ git init$ git remote add origin https://github.com/<your-gh-username>/<repository-name>$ git add .$ git commit -m "Initial commit"$ git branch -M main$ git push -u origin main
Deploy with Cloudflare Pages
Deploy your site to Pages:
- Log in to the Cloudflare dashboard.
- In Account Home, select Pages > Create a project.
- Select the new GitHub repository that you created and, in the Set up builds and deployments section, select Pelican as your Framework preset. Your selection will provide the following information. The build command
pelican contentrefers to the
contentfolder you made earlier in this guide.
- Select Environment variables (advanced) and set the
PYTHON_VERSIONvariable with the value of
For the complete guide to deploying your first site to Cloudflare Pages, refer to the Get started guide.
After deploying your site, you will receive a unique subdomain for your project on
Every time you commit new code to your Pelican site, Cloudflare Pages will automatically rebuild your project and deploy it. You will also get access to preview deployments on new pull requests and be able to preview how changes look to your site before deploying them to production.
By completing this guide, you have successfully deployed your Pelican site to Cloudflare Pages. To get started with other frameworks, refer to the list of Framework guides.