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Gridsome vs Jekyll: What are the differences?

Gridsome: Build blazing fast websites for any CMS or data with Vue.js & GraphQL ⚡️💚. Build websites using latest web tech tools that developers love - Vue.js, GraphQL and Webpack. Get hot-reloading and all the power of Node.js. Gridsome makes building websites fun again; Jekyll: Blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby. 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.

Gridsome and Jekyll can be primarily classified as "Static Site Generators" tools.

Gridsome and Jekyll are both open source tools. It seems that Jekyll with 38.1K GitHub stars and 8.31K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Gridsome with 3.57K GitHub stars and 181 GitHub forks.

According to the StackShare community, Jekyll has a broader approval, being mentioned in 111 company stacks & 125 developers stacks; compared to Gridsome, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

Decisions about Gridsome and Jekyll
Manuel Feller
Frontend Engineer at BI X · | 4 upvotes · 92.6K views

As a Frontend Developer I wanted something simple to generate static websites with technology I am familiar with. GatsbyJS was in the stack I am familiar with, does not need any other languages / package managers and allows quick content deployment in pure HTML or Markdown (what you prefer for a project). It also does not require you to understand a theming engine if you need a custom design.

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Pros of Gridsome
Pros of Jekyll
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    Vuejs
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    GraphQL
  • 6
    Starter kit as a base for new project
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    Reusable components (Vue)
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    Open source
  • 3
    Allows to use markdown files as articles
  • 3
    Static-sites
  • 2
    Generated websites are super fast
  • 2
    Blogging website
  • 0
    Webpack
  • 74
    Github pages integration
  • 53
    Open source
  • 37
    It's slick, customisable and hackerish
  • 23
    Easy to deploy
  • 22
    Straightforward cms for the hacker mindset
  • 6
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 4
    Best for blogging
  • 2
    Easy to integrate localization
  • 2
    Low maintenance
  • 1
    Huge plugins ecosystem
  • 1
    Authoring freedom and simplicity

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Cons of Gridsome
Cons of Jekyll
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    Still young
  • 1
    Open source
  • 4
    Build time increases exponentially as site grows
  • 2
    Lack of developments lately
  • 1
    Dsad
  • 1
    Og doesn't work with postings dynamically

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What is Gridsome?

Build websites using latest web tech tools that developers love - Vue.js, GraphQL and Webpack. Get hot-reloading and all the power of Node.js. Gridsome makes building websites fun again.

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.

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What are some alternatives to Gridsome and Jekyll?
Nuxt.js
Nuxt.js presets all the configuration needed to make your development of a Vue.js application enjoyable. You can use Nuxt.js for SSR, SPA, Static Generated, PWA and more.
VuePress
A minimalistic static site generator with a Vue-powered theming system, and a default theme optimized for writing technical documentation. It was created to support the documentation needs of Vue's own sub projects.
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.
Gatsby
Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.
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.
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