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Copyright (c) 2018 Charles Reid
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# How Do I Pelican?
This is a simple explanation of how to get started
using Pelican to build a static site.
It will skip a lot of the details in the
interest of simplicity.
## Before You Start
You'll need to have Pelican installed.
If you want to use Markdown with Pelican,
you'll also need to install Markdown.
$ pip install markdown
$ pip install pelican
## Getting Started with Pelican
There are a few things you'll need to get started with Pelican:
* (required) `pelicanconf.py` - pelican configuration file
* (required) `content/` - directory containing materials to render into a static site
* (optional) theme - either a local directory containing a theme, or a system-wide pelican theme
Use the [magic-flying-pelican](https://github.com/charlesreid1/magic-flying-pelican)
repository as a seed repo for getting started with Pelican.