Jekyll vs. Metalsmith

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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 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.
Why do developers choose Jekyll?
Why do you like Jekyll?

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

What are the cons of using Jekyll?
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What are the cons of using Metalsmith?
No Cons submitted yet for Metalsmith
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What companies use Jekyll?
145 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Metalsmith?
8 companies on StackShare use Metalsmith
What tools integrate with Jekyll?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
No integrations listed yet

What are some alternatives to Jekyll and Metalsmith?

  • Gatsby - Gatsby is a free, open source framework for building blazing fast websites and apps with React.
  • Hugo - A Fast and Flexible Static Site Generator built with love by spf13 in GoLang
  • 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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