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

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 27K GitHub stars and 3.6K GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Hexo's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Hexo?

6 companies use Hexo in their tech stacks, including Hazeorid, Erudika, and Flex.io.

24 developers use Hexo.

Why developers like Hexo?

Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Hexo
Hexo Reviews

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To build my site blog. I also created a tag plugin for Hexo that enables you to embed Deezer objects in your page. Hexo

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Content for blog posts and pages is written in markdown format, using Emacs. Hexo generates the site using my own customised theme. The site is then deployed to Github pages Hexo

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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.
Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.
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.
Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.
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