Jekyll vs. Hugo vs. DocPad

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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 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.

What is DocPad?

Empower your website frontends with layouts, meta-data, pre-processors (markdown, jade, coffeescript, etc.), partials, skeletons, file watching, querying, and an amazing plugin system. DocPad will streamline your web development process allowing you to craft full-featured websites quicker than ever before.
Why do developers choose Jekyll?
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What are the cons of using DocPad?
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What companies use Jekyll?
145 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Hugo?
38 companies on StackShare use Hugo
What companies use DocPad?
0 companies on StackShare use DocPad
What tools integrate with Jekyll?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
What tools integrate with Hugo?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Hugo
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Jekyll, Hugo, and DocPad?

  • Gatsby - Gatsby is a free, open source framework for building blazing fast websites and apps with React.
  • 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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