Jekyll vs. Hugo vs. Octopress



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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 Octopress?

Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It’s easy to configure and easy to deploy.

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Pros

Why do developers choose Jekyll?
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Why do developers choose Hugo?
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Why do developers choose Octopress?
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Cons

What are the cons of using Jekyll?
No Cons submitted yet for Jekyll
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What are the cons of using Hugo?
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What are the cons of using Octopress?
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Pricing

How much does Jekyll cost?
How much does Hugo cost?
How much does Octopress cost?

Companies

What companies use Jekyll?
139 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Hugo?
35 companies on StackShare use Hugo
What companies use Octopress?
3 companies on StackShare use Octopress

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
What tools integrate with Octopress?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Octopress

What are some alternatives to Jekyll, Hugo, and Octopress?

  • Gatsby - A Static Site Generator for 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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