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Hugo vs Publii: What are the differences?

What is Hugo? A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator written in Go. 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 Publii? Open Source CMS for Static Websites. Free, Open-Source Static Website CMS for Windows and MacOS.

Hugo and Publii are primarily classified as "Static Site Generators" and "Self-Hosted Blogging / CMS" tools respectively.

Hugo is an open source tool with 37.2K GitHub stars and 4.17K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Hugo's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Hugo and Publii
Manuel Feller
Frontend Engineer at BI X · | 4 upvotes · 102.8K 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 Hugo
Pros of Publii
  • 45
    Lightning fast
  • 26
    Single Executable
  • 23
    Easy setup
  • 22
    Great development community
  • 21
    Open source
  • 12
    Write in golang
  • 6
    LiveReload built in
  • 6
    Hacker mindset
  • 6
    Not HTML only - JSON, RSS
  • 3
    Easy to customize themes
  • 3
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 2
    Fast builds
  • 1
    Well documented
  • 1
    Easy to learn
  • 1
    Very fast builds
  • 2
    Fast load pages
  • 1
    Easy to use

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Cons of Hugo
Cons of Publii
  • 4
    No Plugins/Extensions
  • 2
    Template syntax not friendly
  • 1
    Quick builds
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    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 Publii?

    Free, Open-Source Static Website CMS for Windows and MacOS

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      What are some alternatives to Hugo and Publii?
      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.
      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.
      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.
      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.
      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.
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