Hexo vs Jekyll vs Octopress





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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        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.
        Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.
        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.
        Middleman is a command-line tool for creating static websites using all the shortcuts and tools of the modern web development environment.
        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.
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            Bob P uses JekyllJekyll

            With limited knowledge of CSS/HTML5, Jekyll makes it easy to create templates for static HTML5 sites. Unless I really need a database for something, this is the tool I prefer for standing up websites.

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            David Somers uses JekyllJekyll

            I settled on Jekyll to be the CMS for my research blog. Out of the box it works, and over time I added to it... why write a dissertation when you can instead hack templates to tweak things.

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            ioi0 uses JekyllJekyll

            This static site generator is used with "contentful-import" ruby plugin, which allows to fetch data from Contentfull and generate new web-pages based on it. Easy and fun to use.

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            jr0cket uses HexoHexo

            Content for blog posts and pages is written in markdown format, using Emacs. Hexo generates the site using my own customised theme. The site is then deployed to Github pages

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            CloudRepo uses JekyllJekyll

            We wanted to pay the cost for website generation up front. Doing this allows us to put our website up in AWS S3 where it can be served reliably and for cheap.

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            Sud Web uses JekyllJekyll

            We use Jekyll to build our website. We created a collection for talks. We handle speakers and sponsors via data files.

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            Doug Bromley uses HexoHexo

            To build my site blog. I also created a tag plugin for Hexo that enables you to embed Deezer objects in your page.

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            Erudika uses HexoHexo

            We use Hexo to generate our static blog.

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            ByeongGi uses HexoHexo
            • 개인 git blog로 현재 잘 사용하고 있음
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            Yoshinori N uses HexoHexo
            • Generate static site
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