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Alternatives to Gatsby

Hugo, Next.js, Jekyll, Hexo, and VuePress are the most popular alternatives and competitors to Gatsby.
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What is Gatsby and what are its top alternatives?

Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.
Gatsby is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Gatsby is an open source tool with 40.6K GitHub stars and 6.8K GitHub forks. Here鈥檚 a link to Gatsby's open source repository on GitHub

Gatsby alternatives & related posts

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Hugo

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A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator written in Go
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John-Daniel Trask
John-Daniel Trask
Co-founder & CEO at Raygun | 18 upvotes 36.1K views
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WordPress
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Hugo
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#StaticSiteGenerators
#SelfHostedBloggingCms
#SupportSalesAndMarketing

There鈥檚 no doubt WordPress is a great CMS, which is very user friendly. When we started the company, our blog wasn鈥檛 really our top priority, and it ended up being hosted on a fairly obscure server within our setup, which didn鈥檛 really change much until recently when things become harder to manage and make significant updates.

As our marketing team increased, the amount of traffic that found us through our content marketing increased. We found ourselves struggling to maintain our Wordpress install given the amount of theme updates, plugins and security patches needing to be applied. Our biggest driver to find an alternative solution however was just how slow Wordpress is at serving content to the end user. I know there will be die hard fans out there with ways to set things up that mean WordPress sites can load quickly, but we needed something a lot more streamlined.

We could see in our own Real User Monitoring tool that many users were experiencing page load speeds of over five seconds, even longer in worst case scenarios. Hugo is an open source static site generator that has enabled us to reduce load times by over 500% and make our blog far more maintainable across the whole team.

The Raygun marketing site runs on a .NET CMS called N2 but we plan to swap that out with Hugo as well in future.

#StaticSiteGenerators #SelfHostedBloggingCms #SupportSalesAndMarketing

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Josh Dzielak
Josh Dzielak
Developer Advocate at DeveloperMode | 4 upvotes 29.2K views
Jekyll
Jekyll
Hugo
Hugo

Earlier this year, I migrated my personal website (dzello.com) from Jekyll to Hugo. My goal with the migration was to make the development environment as pleasant as possible and to make it really easy to add new types of content. For example, I knew I wanted to add a consulting page and some portfolio-style pages to show off talks I had given and projects I had worked on.

I had heard about how fast Hugo was, so I tried it out with my content after using a simple migration tool. The results were impressive - the startup and rebuild times were in milliseconds, making the process of iterating on content or design less cumbersome. Then I started to see how I could use Hugo to create new page types and was very impressed by the flexibility of the content model. It took me a few days to really understand where content should go with Hugo, but then I felt very confident that I could create many different types of pages - even multiple blogs if I wanted - using a consistent syntax and with full control of the layouts and the URLs.

After about 6 months, I've been very happy with the results of the migration. The dev environment is light and fast and I feel at ease adding new pages and sections to the site.

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Robert Zuber
Robert Zuber
CTO at CircleCI | 16 upvotes 305.8K views
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We are in the process of adopting Next.js as our React framework and using Storybook to help build our React components in isolation. This new part of our frontend is written in TypeScript, and we use Emotion for CSS/styling. For delivering data, we use GraphQL and Apollo. Jest, Percy, and Cypress are used for testing.

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Divine Bawa
Divine Bawa
at PayHub Ghana Limited | 13 upvotes 119.2K views
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graphql-yoga
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styled-components
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Next.js
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I just finished a web app meant for a business that offers training programs for certain professional courses. I chose this stack to test out my skills in graphql and react. I used Node.js , GraphQL , MySQL for the #Backend utilizing Prisma as a database interface for MySQL to provide CRUD APIs and graphql-yoga as a server. For the #frontend I chose React, styled-components for styling, Next.js for routing and SSR and Apollo for data management. I really liked the outcome and I will definitely use this stack in future projects.

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Todd Gardner
Todd Gardner
President at TrackJS | 4 upvotes 102.6K views
atTrackJSTrackJS
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GitHub Pages
GitHub Pages
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ReadMe.io
Read the Docs
Read the Docs
Gatsby
Gatsby

We recently needed to rebuild our documentation site, currently built using Jekyll hosted on GitHub Pages. We wanted to update the content and refresh the style to make it easier to find answers.

We considered hosted services that could accept our markdown content, like ReadMe.io and Read the Docs, however both seemed expensive for essentially hosting the same platform we already had for free.

I also looked at the Gatsby Static Site generator to modernize Jekyll. I don't think this is a fit, as our documentation is relatively simple and relies heavily on Markdown. Jekyll excels at Markdown, while Gatsby seemed to struggle with it.

We chose to stick with the current platform and just refresh our template and style with some add-on JavaScript.

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Josh Dzielak
Josh Dzielak
Developer Advocate at DeveloperMode | 4 upvotes 29.2K views
Jekyll
Jekyll
Hugo
Hugo

Earlier this year, I migrated my personal website (dzello.com) from Jekyll to Hugo. My goal with the migration was to make the development environment as pleasant as possible and to make it really easy to add new types of content. For example, I knew I wanted to add a consulting page and some portfolio-style pages to show off talks I had given and projects I had worked on.

I had heard about how fast Hugo was, so I tried it out with my content after using a simple migration tool. The results were impressive - the startup and rebuild times were in milliseconds, making the process of iterating on content or design less cumbersome. Then I started to see how I could use Hugo to create new page types and was very impressed by the flexibility of the content model. It took me a few days to really understand where content should go with Hugo, but then I felt very confident that I could create many different types of pages - even multiple blogs if I wanted - using a consistent syntax and with full control of the layouts and the URLs.

After about 6 months, I've been very happy with the results of the migration. The dev environment is light and fast and I feel at ease adding new pages and sections to the site.

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Hexo

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A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js
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VuePress logo

VuePress

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A static-site generator built by the Vue.js team
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    Middleman logo

    Middleman

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    A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development
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    Ronan Levesque
    Ronan Levesque
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    A few months ago we decided to move our whole static website (www.algolia.com) to a new stack. At the time we were using a website generator called Middleman, written in Ruby. As a team of only front-end developers we didn't feel very comfortable with the language itself, and the time it took to build was not satisfying. We decided to move to Gatsby to take advantage of its use of React , as well as its incredibly high performances in terms of build and page rendering.

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    Pelican

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    A static site generator, written in Python, that requires no database or server-side logic
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          Designers and developers can create websites faster than ever before
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                  Gatsby Cloud logo

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