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Front Matter

Managing your static sites straight from within VS Code
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What is Front Matter?

It is an extension that makes VS Code ideal for managing your Markdown content. Useful when working with site generators like Hugo, Jekyll, Hexo, NextJs, Gatsby, and many more. It allows you to manage the article's front matter, preview the site, and more.
Front Matter is a tool in the Tools for Text Editors category of a tech stack.
Front Matter is an open source tool with 740 GitHub stars and 26 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Front Matter's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Front Matter?

Front Matter Integrations

Visual Studio Code, Next.js, Gatsby, Jekyll, and Hugo are some of the popular tools that integrate with Front Matter. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Front Matter.

Front Matter's Features

  • Manage your site within VS Code
  • Preview
  • Page dashboard
  • SEO Checks

Front Matter Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Front Matter?
Gatsby
Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.
Jekyll
Think of Jekyll as a file-based CMS, without all the complexity. Jekyll takes your content, renders Markdown and Liquid templates, and spits out a complete, static website ready to be served by Apache, Nginx or another web server. Jekyll is the engine behind GitHub Pages, which you can use to host sites right from your GitHub repositories.
Hugo
Hugo is a static site generator written in Go. It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. Hugo takes a directory with content and templates and renders them into a full html website. Hugo makes use of markdown files with front matter for meta data.
Hexo
Hexo is a fast, simple and powerful blog framework. It parses your posts with Markdown or other render engine and generates static files with the beautiful theme. All of these just take seconds.
VuePress
A minimalistic static site generator with a Vue-powered theming system, and a default theme optimized for writing technical documentation. It was created to support the documentation needs of Vue's own sub projects.
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Front Matter's Followers
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