Pelican 3.7 released

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Pelican 3.7 has been released, incorporating a year and a half worth of enhancements and bug fixes.

To see highlights, please refer to the release page or the Release History section of the documentation. For a more comprehensive list of changes, please review the respective milestone for this release. For the full list of changes, see:

Upgrading from previous releases

Unlike Atom, the RSS feed specification does not contain a <content> field and only contains a <summary> field. Pelican previously put the full content in this field, which could cause odd behavior in feed readers that only expected a summary. For this reason, RSS feeds in Pelican 3.7 will by default only contain article summaries. To revert to the previous full-content behavior, either use Atom (which supports both <summary> and <content> fields) or set: RSS_FEED_SUMMARY_ONLY = False

If you have defined MD_EXTENSIONS in your settings file, you will see deprecation warnings since that setting has been replaced by the MARKDOWN setting in Pelican 3.7. Refer to the corresponding entry in the Settings documentation to see the new default value and replace any existing MD_EXTENSIONS settings with your preferred customized variation of the MARKDOWN setting.

Themes originally had access to two identical context variables: PAGES and pages. This redundancy was removed in Pelican 3.7, so any themes that use PAGES will need to be updated to use pages instead.

JINJA_EXTENSIONS has been replaced by the JINJA_ENVIRONMENT setting. Any plugins that refer to the former setting will need to be updated. Refer to the corresponding entry in the Settings documentation for more information.

As always, we do everything we can to maximize backwards compatibility and ensure smooth Pelican upgrades. If you run into problems, please see the How to Get Help section of the documentation, and we will update this post with any upgrade tips contributed by the Pelican community.

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