Gatsby vs. Hugo 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 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 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

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Why do developers choose Hugo?
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Why do developers choose Metalsmith?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Gatsby?
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What are the cons of using Hugo?
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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 Hugo?
35 companies on StackShare use Hugo
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 Hugo?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Hugo
No integrations listed yet

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

  • Jekyll - Jekyll is a blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby
  • 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
  • VuePress - A static-site generator built by the Vue.js team

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