My first snag with Pelican overcome. As any good site creator I wanted to make sure my favicon.ico and robots.txt files were in place. Also I despise seeing the 404 errors pop up as I play around with my site. Pelican doesn't immediately make it obvious how to accomplish this task.
With a little bit of Googling, I found this commit. In my /content folder I created a new folder called 'extra' (though that could have been named anything I figured I would follow the example). There are two files in it:
Then we simply add a line to the Pelican settings file:
FILES_TO_COPY = (('extra/robots.txt', 'robots.txt'), ('extra/favicon.ico', 'favicon.ico'),)
Run a quick make html and we're ready to roll.