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Description

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 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 Middleman?

Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.

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Cons

What are the cons of using Hexo?
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Companies

What companies use Hexo?
10 companies on StackShare use Hexo
What companies use Jekyll?
138 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Middleman?
35 companies on StackShare use Middleman

Integrations

What tools integrate with Hexo?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Hexo
What tools integrate with Jekyll?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
What tools integrate with Middleman?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Middleman

What are some alternatives to Hexo, Jekyll, and Middleman?

  • Hugo - A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 in GoLang
  • Gatsby - A Static Site Generator for React
  • VuePress - A static-site generator built by the Vue.js team
  • Metalsmith - An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator

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