Jekyll vs. Octopress

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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 Octopress?

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

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

Why do developers choose Octopress?
Why do you like Octopress?

What are the cons of using Jekyll?
Downsides of Jekyll?

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

How much does Jekyll cost?
How much does Octopress cost?
What companies use Jekyll?
145 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Octopress?
3 companies on StackShare use Octopress
What tools integrate with Jekyll?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
What tools integrate with Octopress?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Octopress

What are some alternatives to Jekyll and Octopress?

  • 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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