DocPad vs Pelican: What are the differences?
DocPad: Designers and developers can create websites faster than ever before. 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; 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.
DocPad and Pelican can be categorized as "Static Site Generators" tools.
Some of the features offered by DocPad are:
- Pre-Built Skeletons
- Language Agnostic
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)
"Plugins. Easy to use" is the top reason why over 2 developers like DocPad, while over 6 developers mention "Open source" as the leading cause for choosing Pelican.
DocPad and Pelican are both open source tools. Pelican with 8.89K GitHub stars and 1.58K forks on GitHub appears to be more popular than DocPad with 2.99K GitHub stars and 250 GitHub forks.