What is Metalsmith?

In Metalsmith, all of the logic is handled by plugins. You simply chain them together. Since everything is a plugin, the core library is actually just an abstraction for manipulating a directory of files.
Metalsmith is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Metalsmith is an open source tool with 7.3K GitHub stars and 639 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Metalsmith's open source repository on GitHub

Who uses Metalsmith?

8 companies reportedly use Metalsmith in their tech stacks, including WorldGaming, DroneDeploy, and F.biz.

24 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Metalsmith.

Why developers like Metalsmith?

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

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Metalsmith in their tech stack.

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CTO at Mailgarant · | 1 upvotes · 392 views

Liked the approach the best of all SSR's out there, integrated it with Gulp for one single build pipeline Metalsmith

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Metalsmith's Features

  • Read template files from a directory
  • Parse files for template placeholders
  • Prompt user to fill in each placeholder
  • Render files with aytemplating engine
  • Write filled-in files to a new directory

Metalsmith Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Metalsmith?
Wintersmith is a simple yet flexible static site generator. It takes contents (markdown, less, scripts, etc), transforms them using plugins and outputs a static website (html, css, images, etc) that you can host anywhere.
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.
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.
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.
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Metalsmith's Stats

Metalsmith's Followers
33 developers follow Metalsmith to keep up with related blogs and decisions.
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