Python, Virtualenv and Nikola (on Windows 10)

1. Install python

I used

Windows installer (64-bit)

and installed to c:\Python39

2. Use python virtual environments

this keeps clutter out of the virgin python install

check version is currently available

virtualenv –version

(install if necessary)

I have installed virtual environments in to the directory


3. Create a virtual environment for Nikola

virtualenv NikolaPages

4. add Nikola package

cd NikolaPages


check pip is up to date

python -m pip install –upgrade pip

install Nikola package

pip install –upgrade “Nikola[extras]”

check its installed the package

nikola –version