More Tinkering

Enabling Disqus Comments

To enable comments powered by Disqus, create a Disqus account for your website and update disqus_shortname in with your Disqus shortname.


You will not be able to preview comments offline since comment box is retrieved via JS from Disqus and the page must match your account’s URL.

Enabling Google Analytics

To enable Google Analytics for your blog, setup your Google Analytics account. You will be provided some JS code. Add the JS code (excluding any <script> tags) to a file in your blog’s _static directory as google_analytics.js and create a new page.html file under your blog’s _templates directory with the following content:

{% extends "!page.html" %}

{% set script_files = script_files + ["_static/google_analytics.js"] %}

This will load the Google Analytics script on each page of your blog.

More information on extending templates can be found in the Sphinx documentation.


By default, Tinkerer is built using English language. Tinkerer is currently localized in Spanish and Catalan. To change localization, add the following line to your for Spanish:

language = "es"

or for Catalan:

language = "ca"


Tinkerer generates an RSS feed as blog/html/rss.html. A link to the feed is automatically added to the navigation bar. In case you use a service like FeedBurner, you can change the rss_service value in to the address of your feed and Tinkerer will change the link to point to the provided address. Set rss_max_items to the number of items to include in the feed, or 0 to include everything.


Tinkerer uses a default tinkerer.ico as your blog’s favicon. You can replace this with your own icon by placing your icon under the blog’s _static directory and changing the html_favicon value to the name of your icon file (path is not required, only filename).

Landing Page

By default, the landing page for a blog is the first aggregated page, containing the latest 10 posts. This can be changed by setting landing_page in to a different page under the blog’s /pages directory. For example, to land users on /pages/about.html, update landing_page = None to landing_page = "about".

The title of the first aggregated page is “Home”. To change the title from “Home” to something else, change the first_page_title setting in