Jekyll vs. Hugo vs. High Voltage

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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 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.

What is High Voltage?

Write your static pages and put them in the RAILS_ROOT/app/views/pages directory.

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Why do developers choose Jekyll?
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Why do developers choose Hugo?
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Why do developers choose High Voltage?
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What are the cons of using Jekyll?
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What are the cons of using Hugo?
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What are the cons of using High Voltage?
No Cons submitted yet for High Voltage
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What companies use Jekyll?
145 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Hugo?
38 companies on StackShare use Hugo
What companies use High Voltage?
0 companies on StackShare use High Voltage
What tools integrate with Jekyll?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
What tools integrate with Hugo?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Hugo
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Jekyll, Hugo, and High Voltage?

  • Gatsby - Gatsby is a free, open source framework for building blazing fast websites and apps with React.
  • Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js
  • Middleman - A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development
  • VuePress - A static-site generator built by the Vue.js team

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