Jekyll vs. Pelican vs. Punch

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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 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 Punch?

Punch allows you to use boilerplates to quickly setup a site, write minimal templates with Mustache, and create flexible site structures with inheritable layouts and partials.
Why do developers choose Jekyll?
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Why do developers choose Pelican?
Why do you like Pelican?

Why do developers choose Punch?
Why do you like Punch?

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

What are the cons of using Pelican?
No Cons submitted yet for Pelican
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What are the cons of using Punch?
No Cons submitted yet for Punch
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How much does Jekyll cost?
How much does Pelican cost?
How much does Punch cost?
What companies use Jekyll?
145 companies on StackShare use Jekyll
What companies use Pelican?
3 companies on StackShare use Pelican
What companies use Punch?
1 companies on StackShare use Punch
What tools integrate with Jekyll?
6 tools on StackShare integrate with Jekyll
What tools integrate with Pelican?
2 tools on StackShare integrate with Pelican
What tools integrate with Punch?
1 tools on StackShare integrate with Punch

What are some alternatives to Jekyll, Pelican, and Punch?

  • 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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