Hugo vs. Pelican vs. Metalsmith



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Description

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 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.

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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Pros

Why do developers choose Hugo?
Why do you like Hugo?

Why do developers choose Pelican?
Why do you like Pelican?

Why do developers choose Metalsmith?
Why do you like Metalsmith?

Cons

What are the cons of using Hugo?
No Cons submitted yet for Hugo
Downsides of Hugo?

What are the cons of using Pelican?
No Cons submitted yet for Pelican
Downsides of Pelican?

What are the cons of using Metalsmith?
No Cons submitted yet for Metalsmith
Downsides of Metalsmith?

Pricing

How much does Hugo cost?
How much does Pelican cost?
How much does Metalsmith cost?

Companies

What companies use Hugo?
35 companies on StackShare use Hugo
What companies use Pelican?
3 companies on StackShare use Pelican
What companies use Metalsmith?
8 companies on StackShare use Metalsmith

Integrations

What tools integrate with Hugo?
3 tools on StackShare integrate with Hugo
What tools integrate with Pelican?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Pelican
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Hugo, Pelican, and Metalsmith?

  • Jekyll - Jekyll is a blog-aware, static site generator in Ruby
  • 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

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