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Hexo vs MkDocs: What are the differences?

Hexo: A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js. 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; MkDocs: *A static site generator *. It builds completely static HTML sites that you can host on GitHub pages, Amazon S3, or anywhere else you choose. There's a stack of good looking themes available. The built-in dev-server allows you to preview your documentation as you're writing it. It will even auto-reload and refresh your browser whenever you save your changes.

Hexo and MkDocs belong to "Static Site Generators" category of the tech stack.

Hexo is an open source tool with 27.5K GitHub stars and 3.65K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Hexo's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Hexo has a broader approval, being mentioned in 10 company stacks & 140 developers stacks; compared to MkDocs, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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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 MkDocs?

It builds completely static HTML sites that you can host on GitHub pages, Amazon S3, or anywhere else you choose. There's a stack of good looking themes available. The built-in dev-server allows you to preview your documentation as you're writing it. It will even auto-reload and refresh your browser whenever you save your changes.
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          What are some alternatives to Hexo and MkDocs?
          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.
          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.
          Gatsby
          Gatsby lets you build blazing fast sites with your data, whatever the source. Liberate your sites from legacy CMSs and fly into the future.
          VuePress
          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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          How developers use Hexo and MkDocs
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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

          Avatar of Doug Bromley
          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.

          Avatar of Erudika
          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
          Avatar of Yoshinori N
          Yoshinori N uses HexoHexo
          • Generate static site
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