Lektor can be extended through the use of plugins. This is something that can be done on a per-project basis. This gives a quick overview of how to use plugins and how to build your own.
Plugins can be added to a Lektor project in two different ways:
[packages]section of the project. In that case Lektor will automatically download and enable the plugin next time you build the project or run the server.
packages/folder in your project. Each plugin has to go into a separate folder. This method is especially useful for project specific plugins or for plugin development.
For completely automated plugin management just open your project file in a
text editor and edit or extend the
[packages] section. Just add a line
for each plugin in the form
name = version:
[packages] lektor-cool-plugin = 1.0 lektor-other-plugin = 1.2
It's also possible to use the plugins add command to automatically add the latest version of a plugin to the project file.
To upgrade a plugin just increase the version number to the release you want and Lektor will do the rest.