Jekyll vs. Hugo vs. Metalsmith

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Description

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 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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Companies

What companies use Jekyll?
103 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Hugo?
26 companies on StackShare use Hugo
What companies use Metalsmith?
7 companies on StackShare use Metalsmith

Integrations

What tools integrate with Jekyll?
5 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
What tools integrate with Hugo?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Hugo
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What are some alternatives to Jekyll, Hugo, and Metalsmith?

  • Gatsby - A Static Site Generator for React
  • Middleman - A static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development
  • Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js
  • Pelican - A static site generator, written in Python, that requires no database or server-side logic

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