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CMS.js vs Jekyll: What are the differences?

CMS.js: Fully Client-Side JavaScript Site Generator. CMS.js is fully client-side, Javascript site generator in the spirit of Jekyll that uses plain ol' HTML, CSS and Javascript to generate your website. CMS.js is like a file-based CMS. It takes your content, renders Markdown and delivers a complete website in Single-Page App fashion...without the aid of server-side scripting (no Node.js, PHP, Ruby, etc.); Jekyll: Blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby. 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.

CMS.js and Jekyll belong to "Static Site Generators" category of the tech stack.

CMS.js and Jekyll are both open source tools. It seems that Jekyll with 38.1K GitHub stars and 8.31K forks on GitHub has more adoption than CMS.js with 2.96K GitHub stars and 284 GitHub forks.

Decisions about CMS.js and Jekyll
Manuel Feller
Frontend Engineer at BI X · | 4 upvotes · 112.4K views

As a Frontend Developer I wanted something simple to generate static websites with technology I am familiar with. GatsbyJS was in the stack I am familiar with, does not need any other languages / package managers and allows quick content deployment in pure HTML or Markdown (what you prefer for a project). It also does not require you to understand a theming engine if you need a custom design.

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Pros of CMS.js
Pros of Jekyll
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    • 75
      Github pages integration
    • 54
      Open source
    • 37
      It's slick, customisable and hackerish
    • 24
      Easy to deploy
    • 23
      Straightforward cms for the hacker mindset
    • 7
      Gitlab pages integration
    • 5
      Best for blogging
    • 2
      Low maintenance
    • 2
      Easy to integrate localization
    • 1
      Huge plugins ecosystem
    • 1
      Authoring freedom and simplicity

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    Cons of CMS.js
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      • 4
        Build time increases exponentially as site grows
      • 2
        Lack of developments lately
      • 1
        Og doesn't work with postings dynamically

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      What is CMS.js?

      CMS.js is fully client-side, Javascript site generator in the spirit of Jekyll that uses plain ol' HTML, CSS and Javascript to generate your website. CMS.js is like a file-based CMS. It takes your content, renders Markdown and delivers a complete website in Single-Page App fashion...without the aid of server-side scripting (no Node.js, PHP, Ruby, etc.).

      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.

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        What are some alternatives to CMS.js and Jekyll?
        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.
        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.
        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.
        VuePress
        A minimalistic static site generator with a Vue-powered theming system, and a default theme optimized for writing technical documentation. It was created to support the documentation needs of Vue's own sub projects.
        Middleman
        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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