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Description

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 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.

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.

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Why do developers choose Jekyll?
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Why do developers choose Hugo?
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Why do developers choose Gatsby?
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    Cons

    What are the cons of using Jekyll?
    No Cons submitted yet for Jekyll
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    What are the cons of using Hugo?
    No Cons submitted yet for Hugo
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    What are the cons of using Gatsby?
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    Companies

    What companies use Jekyll?
    102 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
    What companies use Hugo?
    27 companies on StackShare use Hugo
    What companies use Gatsby?
    18 companies on StackShare use Gatsby

    Integrations

    What tools integrate with Jekyll?
    5 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
    What tools integrate with Hugo?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with Hugo
    What tools integrate with Gatsby?
    3 tools on StackShare integrate with Gatsby

    What are some alternatives to Jekyll, Hugo, and Gatsby?

    • Middleman - A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development
    • Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js
    • Metalsmith - An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator
    • Pelican - A static site generator, written in Python, that requires no database or server-side logic

    See all alternatives to Jekyll

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