Let's start off with a basic template with which to test out Cheetah. A simple counter will work fine. Create a file named counter.tmpl:
Hello, This page has been viewed $counter times.
In the above example, we will obviously want to substitute the $counter variable for the number of times the particular page has been viewed. It's pretty easy to turn our template into a real, working page in just a few lines of Python. We'll use a text file to store the count for simplicity's sake:
import os.path from Cheetah.Template import Template