Skip to main content

Path Handlers for Nikola

Nikola supports special links with the syntax link://kind/name. In the templates you can also use _link(kind, name). You can also add query strings (?key=value) for extra arguments, or pass keyword arguments to _link in templates (support and behavior depends on path handlers themselves)

Here are the descriptions for all the supported kinds.

archive

Link to archive path, name is the year.

Example:

link://archive/2013 => /archives/2013/index.html

archive_atom

Link to archive Atom path, name is the year.

Example:

link://archive_atom/2013 => /archives/2013/index.atom

archive_rss

Link to archive RSS path, name is the year.

Example:

link://archive_rss/2013 => /archives/2013/rss.xml

author

Link to an author's page.

Example:

link://author/joe => /authors/joe.html

author_atom

Link to an author's Atom feed.

Example:

link://author_atom/joe => /authors/joe.atom

author_index

Link to the authors index.

Example:

link://authors/ => /authors/index.html

author_rss

Link to an author's RSS feed.

Example:

link://author_rss/joe => /authors/joe.xml

category

A link to a category. Takes page number as optional keyword argument.

Example:

link://category/dogs => /categories/dogs.html

category_atom

A link to a category's Atom feed.

Example:

link://category_atom/dogs => /categories/dogs.atom

category_index

A link to the category index.

Example:

link://category_index => /categories/index.html

category_rss

A link to a category's RSS feed.

Example:

link://category_rss/dogs => /categories/dogs.xml

filename

Link to post or page by source filename.

Example:

link://filename/manual.txt => /docs/handbook.html

gallery

Link to an image gallery's path.

It will try to find a gallery with that name if it's not ambiguous or with that path. For example:

link://gallery/london => /galleries/trips/london/index.html

link://gallery/trips/london => /galleries/trips/london/index.html

gallery_global

Link to the global gallery path, which contains all the images in galleries.

There is only one copy of an image on multilingual blogs, in the site root.

link://gallery_global/london => /galleries/trips/london/index.html

link://gallery_global/trips/london => /galleries/trips/london/index.html

(a gallery link could lead to eg. /en/galleries/trips/london/index.html)

gallery_rss

Link to an image gallery's RSS feed.

It will try to find a gallery with that name if it's not ambiguous or with that path. For example:

link://gallery_rss/london => /galleries/trips/london/rss.xml

link://gallery_rss/trips/london => /galleries/trips/london/rss.xml

index

Link to a numbered index.

Example:

link://index/3 => /index-3.html

index_atom

Link to a numbered Atom index.

Example:

link://index_atom/3 => /index-3.atom

index_rss

A link to the RSS feed path.

Example:

link://rss => /blog/rss.xml

listing

A link to a listing.

It will try to use the file name if it's not ambiguous, or the file path.

Example:

link://listing/hello.py => /listings/tutorial/hello.py.html

link://listing/tutorial/hello.py => /listings/tutorial/hello.py.html

listing_source

A link to the source code for a listing.

It will try to use the file name if it's not ambiguous, or the file path.

Example:

link://listing_source/hello.py => /listings/tutorial/hello.py

link://listing_source/tutorial/hello.py => /listings/tutorial/hello.py

post_path

Link to the destination of an element in the POSTS/PAGES settings.

Example:

link://post_path/posts => /blog

root

Link to the current language's root.

Example:

link://root_path => /

link://root_path => /translations/spanish/

rss

A link to the RSS feed path.

Example:

link://rss => /blog/rss.xml

section_index

Link to the index for a section.

Example:

link://section_index/cars => /cars/index.html

section_index_atom

Link to the Atom index for a section.

Example:

link://section_index_atom/cars => /cars/index.atom

section_index_rss

Link to the RSS feed for a section.

Example:

link://section_index_rss/cars => /cars/rss.xml

slug

A link to a post with given slug, if not ambiguous.

Example:

link://slug/yellow-camaro => /posts/cars/awful/yellow-camaro/index.html

tag

A link to a tag's page. Takes page number as optional keyword argument.

Example:

link://tag/cats => /tags/cats.html

tag_atom

A link to a tag's Atom feed.

Example:

link://tag_atom/cats => /tags/cats.atom

tag_index

A link to the tag index.

Example:

link://tag_index => /tags/index.html

tag_rss

A link to a tag's RSS feed.

Example:

link://tag_rss/cats => /tags/cats.xml