Hexo vs. Metalsmith vs. Cactus

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Description

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.

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.

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.

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Why do developers choose Metalsmith?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Hexo?
No Cons submitted yet for Hexo
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What are the cons of using Metalsmith?
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What are the cons of using Cactus?
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Companies

What companies use Hexo?
5 companies on StackShare use Hexo
What companies use Metalsmith?
7 companies on StackShare use Metalsmith
What companies use Cactus?
3 companies on StackShare use Cactus

Integrations

What tools integrate with Hexo?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Hexo
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What tools integrate with Cactus?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Cactus

What are some alternatives to Hexo, Metalsmith, and Cactus?

  • Jekyll - Jekyll is a blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby
  • Hugo - A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 in GoLang
  • Gatsby - A Static Site Generator for React
  • Middleman - A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development

See all alternatives to Hexo



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