Jekyll vs. Metalsmith vs. DodgerCMS

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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 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 DodgerCMS?

DodgerCMS is a static markdown CMS built on top of Amazon S3. It is a clean and simple alternative to heavy content management systems. There are no databases to manage, deployments to monitor, or massive configuration files. Just focus on writing your content and the results are live immediately.

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Why do developers choose Jekyll?
Why do you like Jekyll?

Why do developers choose Metalsmith?
Why do you like Metalsmith?

Why do developers choose DodgerCMS?
Why do you like DodgerCMS?

What are the cons of using Jekyll?
Downsides of Jekyll?

What are the cons of using Metalsmith?
No Cons submitted yet for Metalsmith
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What are the cons of using DodgerCMS?
No Cons submitted yet for DodgerCMS
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What companies use Jekyll?
145 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Metalsmith?
8 companies on StackShare use Metalsmith
What companies use DodgerCMS?
0 companies on StackShare use DodgerCMS
What tools integrate with Jekyll?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
No integrations listed yet
What tools integrate with DodgerCMS?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with DodgerCMS

What are some alternatives to Jekyll, Metalsmith, and DodgerCMS?

  • Gatsby - Gatsby is a free, open source framework for building blazing fast websites and apps with React.
  • Hugo - A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 in GoLang
  • 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

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