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A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js
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What is 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.
Hexo is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Hexo is an open source tool with 32.2K GitHub stars and 4.1K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Hexo's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Hexo?

19 companies reportedly use Hexo in their tech stacks, including Hazeorid, Datawrapper, and Status.im.

235 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Hexo.

Hexo Integrations

Node.js, TypeScript, Heroku, GitHub Pages, and CoffeeScript are some of the popular tools that integrate with Hexo. Here's a list of all 11 tools that integrate with Hexo.
Pros of Hexo
Ease of deployment
Easy GitHub Pages publishing
Uses NodeJS and npm
Powerful templating
Useful tools and plugins
Easy intergrating with js
Open source
Blazing Fast

Hexo's Features

  • Blazing Fast - Node.js brings you incredible generating speed. Hundreds of files take only seconds to build.
  • Markdown Support - All features of GitHub Flavored Markdown are supported. You can even use most Octopress plugins in Hexo.
  • One-Command Deployment - You only need one command to deploy your site to GitHub Pages, Heroku or other sites.
  • Various Plugins - Hexo has a powerful plugin system. You can install more plugins for Jade, CoffeeScript plugins.

Hexo Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Hexo?
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.
Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It's beautifully designed, completely customisable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do.
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.
Apache Aurora
Apache Aurora is a service scheduler that runs on top of Mesos, enabling you to run long-running services that take advantage of Mesos' scalability, fault-tolerance, and resource isolation.
The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
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