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11ty vs Pelican: What are the differences?

What is 11ty? A simpler static site generator. A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Written in JavaScript. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML Works with HTML, Markdown, Liquid, Nunjucks, Handlebars, Mustache, EJS, Haml, Pug, and JavaScript Template Literals..

What is Pelican? A static site generator, written in Python, that requires no database or server-side logic. Pelican is a static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Write your weblog entries directly with your editor of choice (vim!) in reStructuredText or Markdown.

11ty and Pelican belong to "Static Site Generators" category of the tech stack.

Some of the features offered by 11ty are:

  • uses independent template engines
  • works with your project’s existing directory structure
  • works with multiple template languages

On the other hand, Pelican provides the following key features:

  • Blog articles and pages
  • Comments, via an external service (Disqus). (Please note that while useful, Disqus is an external service, and thus the comment data will be somewhat outside of your control and potentially subject to data loss.)
  • Theming support (themes are created using Jinja2 templates)

Pelican is an open source tool with 8.89K GitHub stars and 1.58K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Pelican's open source repository on GitHub.

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Pros of 11ty
Pros of Pelican
  • 4
    Flexibility on choosing template
  • 3
    Content decoupled as much as possible from Eleventy
  • 3
    Flexible, allows progressive conversion of templates
  • 3
    Great use of data files/sources
  • 2
    Zero boilerplate client-side JavaScript
  • 7
    Open source
  • 6
    Jinja2
  • 4
    Implemented in Python
  • 4
    Easy to deploy
  • 3
    Plugability
  • 2
    RestructuredText and Markdown support
  • 1
    Easy to customize
  • 1
    Can run on Github pages

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What is 11ty?

A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Written in JavaScript. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML. Works with HTML, Markdown, Liquid, Nunjucks, Handlebars, Mustache, EJS, Haml, Pug, and JavaScript Template Literals.

What is Pelican?

Pelican is a static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Write your weblog entries directly with your editor of choice (vim!) in reStructuredText or Markdown.

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What are some alternatives to 11ty and Pelican?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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