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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 Pelican?

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.

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    What companies use Gatsby?
    18 companies on StackShare use Gatsby
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    What tools integrate with Gatsby?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with Gatsby
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    4 tools on StackShare integrate with Hexo
    What tools integrate with Pelican?
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    What are some alternatives to Gatsby, Hexo, and Pelican?

    • 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
    • Metalsmith - An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator

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