Hexo vs Jekyll vs Octopress

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Hexo

280
332
+ 1
68
Jekyll

1.4K
1.2K
+ 1
226
Octopress

44
44
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0
Decisions about Hexo, Jekyll, and Octopress
Manuel Feller
Frontend Engineer at BI X · | 4 upvotes · 93K 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 Hexo
Pros of Jekyll
Pros of Octopress
  • 17
    Ease of deployment
  • 13
    Uses NodeJS and npm
  • 12
    Easy GitHub Pages publishing
  • 10
    Powerful templating
  • 7
    Useful tools and plugins
  • 4
    Easy intergrating with js
  • 3
    Open source
  • 2
    Blazing Fast
  • 75
    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 Hexo
    Cons of Jekyll
    Cons of Octopress
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      • 4
        Build time increases exponentially as site grows
      • 2
        Lack of developments lately
      • 1
        Og doesn't work with postings dynamically
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        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 Octopress?

        Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It’s easy to configure and easy to deploy.

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        What are some alternatives to Hexo, Jekyll, and Octopress?
        Ghost
        Ghost is a platform dedicated to one thing: Publishing. It's beautifully designed, completely customisable and completely Open Source. Ghost allows you to write and publish your own blog, giving you the tools to make it easy and even fun to do.
        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.
        Apache Aurora
        Apache Aurora is a service scheduler that runs on top of Mesos, enabling you to run long-running services that take advantage of Mesos' scalability, fault-tolerance, and resource isolation.
        WordPress
        The core software is built by hundreds of community volunteers, and when you’re ready for more there are thousands of plugins and themes available to transform your site into almost anything you can imagine. Over 60 million people have chosen WordPress to power the place on the web they call “home” — we’d love you to join the family.
        11ty
        A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Written in JavaScript. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML. Works with HTML, Markdown, Liquid, Nunjucks, Handlebars, Mustache, EJS, Haml, Pug, and JavaScript Template Literals.
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