Jekyll vs. Cactus vs. Gatsby



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Description

What is 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.

What is Cactus?

Cactus makes setting up a website look easy. Choose a template for a blog, portfolio or single page and Cactus generates all files and folders to get you on your way.

What is Gatsby?

Transform plain text into dynamic blogs and websites using the latest web technologies. A React.js static site generator. Supports Markdown, HTML, and React.js pages out of the box. Easy to add support for additional files types. Leverages React's component model and React Router's "nested component hierarchy" to make templating incredibly powerful and intuitive.

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Pros

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Cons

What are the cons of using Jekyll?
No Cons submitted yet for Jekyll
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Companies

What companies use Jekyll?
139 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Cactus?
3 companies on StackShare use Cactus
What companies use Gatsby?
36 companies on StackShare use Gatsby

Integrations

What tools integrate with Jekyll?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
What tools integrate with Cactus?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Cactus
What tools integrate with Gatsby?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Gatsby

What are some alternatives to Jekyll, Cactus, and Gatsby?

  • Hugo - A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 in GoLang
  • Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js
  • Middleman - A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development
  • VuePress - A static-site generator built by the Vue.js team

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