Hexo vs. Pelican vs. Metalsmith

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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 Pelican?

Pelican is a static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Write your weblog entries directly with your editor of choice (vim!) in reStructuredText or Markdown.

What is Metalsmith?

In Metalsmith, all of the logic is handled by plugins. You simply chain them together. Since everything is a plugin, the core library is actually just an abstraction for manipulating a directory of files.

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

Why do developers choose Pelican?
Why do you like Pelican?

Why do developers choose Metalsmith?
Why do you like Metalsmith?

What are the cons of using Hexo?
No Cons submitted yet for Hexo
Downsides of Hexo?

What are the cons of using Pelican?
No Cons submitted yet for Pelican
Downsides of Pelican?

What are the cons of using Metalsmith?
No Cons submitted yet for Metalsmith
Downsides of Metalsmith?

How much does Hexo cost?
How much does Pelican cost?
How much does Metalsmith cost?
What companies use Hexo?
10 companies on StackShare use Hexo
What companies use Pelican?
3 companies on StackShare use Pelican
What companies use Metalsmith?
8 companies on StackShare use Metalsmith
What tools integrate with Hexo?
4 tools on StackShare integrate with Hexo
What tools integrate with Pelican?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Pelican
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Hexo, Pelican, and Metalsmith?

  • 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.
  • Hugo - A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 in GoLang
  • Middleman - A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development

See all alternatives to Hexo



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