A Simple Blogging Engine Using Flask and MarkDown


Blask is a blogging engine based on Flask, that uses MarkDown to show posts. This MicroFramework grants the possibility to create a blog using only MarkDown and HTML.

Using the Flask MicroFramework and the Jinja2 template engine, you can easily create a blog with only a few steps.

For Blask to find a new post, all you have to do is write a markdown file and store it in the posts directory.


This is an example of *markdown*.

With this text you can see how _Blask works_.

Once you've written the markdown file, you can view it on your site:

Before you run the code you have to export the BLASK_SETTINGS enviorement variable.

export BLASK_SETTINGS=settings

You only need to run the next code:

  from blask import BlaskApp

  if __name__== '__main__':

Or use the Blask Command Line Tool:

blaskcli run

Note: This project is in alpha stage; it is not suitable for production environments.


If you want more information about Blask and how to use it, you can check our documentation:

We also have some examples available.

Release notes

Here are the release notes of each Blask version:


Blask is Open Source under the GPL 3.0 license. You can see the source code in our Github repository.

You can also see: