Tweaks Explained

“Tweaks” are extra features that are not packaged within the default pblog project. If you have your own tweaks you would like to include, be sure to open a patch.

Magick Images

by: Matthew Graybosch

This tweak gives you the ability to automatically convert PNG and JPG images to WEBP and AVIF files when used with the picture HTML element.


Then change your base makefile to reflect the following:

.SUFFIXES: .png .jpg .webp .avif

    magick -quality 80 "$<" "$@"

    magick -quality 80 "$<" "$@"

    magick -quality 80 "$<" "$@"

    magick -quality 80 "$<" "$@"

JPEGS!=find media/ -name '*.jpg'
PNGS!=find media/ -name '*.png'



.DEFAULT: build

.PHONY: build
    bash > _output/feed.xml
    xsltproc _output/feed.xml | tail -n +2 > _output/blog/index.html

serve: build
    python3 -m http.server --directory _output/

    rm _output/* rss/* $(JPEG_WEBP) $(JPEG_AVIF) $(PNG_WEBP) $(PNG_AVIF)

That’s it. Enjoy!

Hiding Table of Contents “Heading”

by Bradley Taunt

By default the include Table of Contents displays a title and styled section. To disable this, simply edit the style.css file and comment out or delete the following:

#TOC {
    border: 1px solid;
    position: relative;
#TOC:before {
    border-bottom: 1px solid;
    content: 'Table of Contents';
    display: block;
    font-weight: bold;
    padding: 5px;
    position: relative;

Adding navigation to blog index and RSS feed

In order to include any main navigation (or other custom elements for that matter) on the main blog index page and RSS feed.xml, simply edit the rss.xml file in the root directory. Be sure to add your elements / content inside the body tag near the bottom of the page.