Gatsby vs. Hexo vs. Metalsmith



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Description

What is Gatsby?

Transform plain text into dynamic blogs and websites using the latest web technologies. A React.js static site generator. Supports Markdown, HTML, and React.js pages out of the box. Easy to add support for additional files types. Leverages React's component model and React Router's "nested component hierarchy" to make templating incredibly powerful and intuitive.

What is 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.

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.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Gatsby?
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Why do developers choose Hexo?
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Why do developers choose Metalsmith?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Gatsby?
No Cons submitted yet for Gatsby
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What are the cons of using Hexo?
No Cons submitted yet for Hexo
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What are the cons of using Metalsmith?
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Companies

What companies use Gatsby?
36 companies on StackShare use Gatsby
What companies use Hexo?
10 companies on StackShare use Hexo
What companies use Metalsmith?
8 companies on StackShare use Metalsmith

Integrations

What tools integrate with Gatsby?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Gatsby
What tools integrate with Hexo?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Hexo
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Gatsby, Hexo, and Metalsmith?

  • Jekyll - Jekyll is a blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby
  • Hugo - A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 in GoLang
  • 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

See all alternatives to Gatsby



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