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Pelican Edit Links

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I wanted to add "Edit on Github" links to every page of my blog. I couldn't find a plugin that does this, so I wrote one. Introducing Pelican Edit URL. It's a plugin for Pelican that adds an edit_url property to article and page objects. This allows you to do things like:

<a href="{{ article.edit_url }}">edit on github</a>

I use this to link to the page markdown source in github, but the link generated is fully customizable. Just set EDIT_CONTENT_URL to whatever you want, and include {file_path} in it where the path to the source file needs to go. For example:

EDIT_CONTENT_URL = 'https://github.com/pmclanahan/pmac.io/blob/master/{file_path}'

You can see it in action at the bottom of this and most other pages on this site. Let me know if this helps you out or if you have suggestions for improvement. You can get the source for the plugin at the link above, or install from PyPI using pip:

pip install pelican-edit-url
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