Generators are used to create documents from the command line. Typically, they simplify the creation of metadata fields like date. To create a generator, you need to write some Python code. Place a new file into the generator directory (see Configuration), which has the same name as the document type you want to create. For instance, if you want to use liara create blog-post, you’d create a file named This file must export a single function generate(site: Site, configuration: Dict[Any, str]) -> pathlib.Path. Invoking liara create <type> will first build the site, and then call the generate script to produce a new document. The function must return the location it stored the document to.


Generator scripts can execute arbitrary Python code. Be careful when using untrusted code.