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Manuel Feller
Frontend Engineer at BI X · | 4 upvotes · 102.8K 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 Docusaurus
Pros of Hugo
  • 6
    Self Hosted
  • 5
    Open Source
  • 2
    MDX
  • 2
    Jamstack
  • 2
    Easy customization
  • 2
    Free to use
  • 2
    React
  • 1
    I18n
  • 1
    Versioning
  • 45
    Lightning fast
  • 26
    Single Executable
  • 23
    Easy setup
  • 22
    Great development community
  • 21
    Open source
  • 12
    Write in golang
  • 6
    LiveReload built in
  • 6
    Hacker mindset
  • 6
    Not HTML only - JSON, RSS
  • 3
    Easy to customize themes
  • 3
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 2
    Fast builds
  • 1
    Well documented
  • 1
    Easy to learn
  • 1
    Very fast builds

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Cons of Docusaurus
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    • 4
      No Plugins/Extensions
    • 2
      Template syntax not friendly
    • 1
      Quick builds

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    What is Docusaurus?

    Docusaurus is a project for easily building, deploying, and maintaining open source project websites.

    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.

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