There are typically a few pages that need to display a list of articles, like the main page of a blog. To do this in PieCrust, you can use the pagination variable on a page:

{% for post in pagination.posts %}
## [{{ post.title }}]({{ post.url }})
<span class="post-date">{{ }}</span>
{{ post.content|safe }}
{% endfor %}

This will display a list of posts, each with its title (note the level 2 Markdown title syntax) as a link, its date, and its content.

For more information on what’s available on the pagination object, see the templating data reference page. Also see the templating documentation for more general information about template engines in PieCrust.

Note that the pagination variable is called like that because it will paginate the current page by creating sub-pages (see below). If you want to display pages with a list of posts without any pagination (i.e. without any sub-page), you can instead use the blog.posts template variable (see the documentation about the default content model for more information about that).

Pagination filtering

If you want to create a page that lists only specific posts, you can filter what you get from the pagination object. You do this with the posts_filters configuration section in your page.

For example:

  has_tags: announcement
  has_tags: piecrust

This will only return posts with both the announcement and piecrust tags.

See the documentation on the page filtering syntax for more information.


Most pages don’t have sub-pages — there’s just the page. However, pages that show a list of blog posts (or other lists involving pagination) could have sub-pages if there are too many blog posts.

For example, if you only show 5 posts per page and you have written 17 posts in total, your blog’s main page would have 4 sub-pages: sub-page 1 would show posts 17 to 13, sub-page 2 would show posts 12 to 7, etc. (posts are sorted in reverse-chronological order by default, but other things may be sorted differently).

If a page’s URL is, its 3rd sub-page’s URL would look like This means it’s a bad idea to create an actual page whose name is just a number!