ChiveGen: A Static Site Generator for Fanfiction Archives

This page will be updated in the future, but hey! This exists!

The Archive Your Archive Could Smell Look Like

ChiveGen is intended to be highly customizable, with a number of command line options and lots of replacable templates, so you can make your archive look nearly however you like. (Technically you could even kludge it into a blog or something! But I would not recommend this.)

Since the on-site Neocities GUI sadly doesn't support recursive folder/file uploading, you will probably want to maintain a Chive archive via the command line interface. There's a lot of subfolders, especially if you are using tags, though that can be changed in the settings! (Uploading the demo was kinda of a pain in the ass, although made less painful by changing some settings for page generation, lol.)

ChiveGen is currently on version 0.2.12. You can check out a demo here.

You Don't Even Need To Know (A Lot Of) HTML

No, really. If you know that <i></i> makes italics, <u></u> makes underline, and <b></b> makes bold, you're pretty much set! The Casual HTML option will put those pesky <p></p> tags on for you (or you can use an online converter if desired), and everything else is just templates.

It's Pretty Quick!

It's no Hugo, but the Demo archive you see above was fully generated in under a second! (Current average time for it was ~950ms.)

Written in Java (Coffee Not Included)

Compile it on your own computer, if you want. Actually, that will probably be the only way to use it. Sorry. On the upside, I could technically put it in txt files on this website if I was desperate? But I will probably just use Github.

Coming Someday to a Repository Near You

ChiveGen is intended to be free and open source when it's done, though I have not yet chosen a license (and until it's actually ready to release, that feels like putting the cart a feeew yards ahead of the horse, haha.)