Socrates is a simple static site generator. It's geared towards blogs. You write your posts in your favorite plain text to HTML language (e.g. Markdown, textile) and save them as text files on your harddrive. Socrates then takes them, and creates a full HTML site for you. For free, you will get a home page which lists latest posts, single post pages, category pages, archive pages, an about page and an atom feed.




You can find the latest documentation on Read the docs.

Source code

Source code is available on Github:


You are free to use this under the terms of the BSD license.

Bugs & Issues

Please report all bugs on Github.


Socrates was written and is maintained by Honza Pokorny.

The graphic depicting the famous philosopher is by Eric Gaba. Used with permission, you are free to use it.