Hugo vs. Hexo



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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 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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Why do developers choose Hugo?
Why do you like Hugo?

Why do developers choose Hexo?
Why do you like Hexo?

What are the cons of using Hugo?
Downsides of Hugo?

What are the cons of using Hexo?
No Cons submitted yet for Hexo
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What companies use Hugo?
38 companies on StackShare use Hugo
What companies use Hexo?
10 companies on StackShare use Hexo
What tools integrate with Hugo?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Hugo
What tools integrate with Hexo?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Hexo

What are some alternatives to Hugo and Hexo?

  • Jekyll - Jekyll is a blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby
  • Gatsby - Gatsby is a free, open source framework for building blazing fast websites and apps with React.
  • 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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