Code Quality Rank: L3
Programming language: C#
Tags: HTML     Razor     Liquid     Markdown     Static     Pretzel     Jekyll    
Latest version: v0.7.1

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/!\ It has been a while since we lost the time and will to work on this project, so it has been archived.

Feel free to fork it and proposed an adapted version, or to use Wyam, Statiq.Web, Jekyll in Windows or any other static site generator.

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A simple, pluggable site generation tool for .NET developers and Windows users (with Mono support planned I think).

Pretzel follows the same conventions as Jekyll and should be compatible with basic Jekyll websites. If you are not familiar with Jekyll, have a read at http://jekyllrb.com/docs/usage/.


The principal commands are the following but more informations are available on the wiki

Create is used to create the folder structure for a new site:

pretzel create

If the site should be at a specific folder, this can be specified as a parameter:

pretzel create C:\path\to\folder

Bake is used to generate a site based on the contents of a folder.

To scan the current directory for a website and detect the content to process, run:

pretzel bake 

To scan a specific folder and parse the contents, run:

pretzel bake C:\path\to\folder

To explicitly specify the input - we should support inferring the input based on the files found anyway - run:

pretzel bake --engine liquid

Taste is for testing a site locally - make a change, and pretzel should handle regenerating the page when a file changes.

To test a site locally, run:

pretzel taste 

To specify the port to serve the site from (default will be 4000), run:

pretzel taste --port 5000

To stop the site, press q.

More information on the wiki.


Plugins are supported in pretzel, more info on the dedicated wiki page.


All contributions are welcome, please read our [contributing guide](CONTRIBUTING.md).


Pretzel” symbol by Edward Boatman on The Noun Project, from The Noun Project collection.