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Getting a Hang of Nikola Themes

The learning curve is strange - on the one hand you are very strongly advised to build upon an existing theme making it trivial to have a working site up and running with a basic theme. You can modify parts of the theme as you like.

On the other hand, you need to spend a while making yourself familiar with the theme internals.

In a matter of an hour, I was able to port the basic style over from my Zola theme.

They are not same yet, but I might see where this evolves since I have the opportunity to rewrite it one more time.