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MkDocs vs Pelican: What are the differences?

Developers describe MkDocs as "A static site generator *". It builds completely static HTML sites that you can host on GitHub pages, Amazon S3, or anywhere else you choose. There's a stack of good looking themes available. The built-in dev-server allows you to preview your documentation as you're writing it. It will even auto-reload and refresh your browser whenever you save your changes. On the other hand, *Pelican** is detailed as "A static site generator, written in Python, that requires no database or server-side logic". 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.

MkDocs and Pelican can be primarily classified as "Static Site Generators" tools.

Pelican is an open source tool with 8.95K GitHub stars and 1.59K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Pelican's open source repository on GitHub.

According to the StackShare community, Pelican has a broader approval, being mentioned in 3 company stacks & 31 developers stacks; compared to MkDocs, which is listed in 5 company stacks and 8 developer stacks.

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Pros of MkDocs
Pros of Pelican
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    Gitlab integration
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    Open source
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    Jinja2
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    Implemented in Python
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    Easy to deploy
  • 3
    Plugability
  • 2
    RestructuredText and Markdown support
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    Easy to customize
  • 1
    Can run on Github pages

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What is MkDocs?

It builds completely static HTML sites that you can host on GitHub pages, Amazon S3, or anywhere else you choose. There's a stack of good looking themes available. The built-in dev-server allows you to preview your documentation as you're writing it. It will even auto-reload and refresh your browser whenever you save your changes.

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.

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    What are some alternatives to MkDocs and Pelican?
    Sphinx
    It lets you either batch index and search data stored in an SQL database, NoSQL storage, or just files quickly and easily — or index and search data on the fly, working with it pretty much as with a database server.
    Gitbook
    It is a modern documentation platform where teams can document everything from products, to APIs and internal knowledge-bases. It is a place to think and track ideas for you & your team.
    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.
    Docsify
    Docsify generates your documentation website on the fly without generating static html files. Instead, it loads and parses your Markdown files and displays them as a website.
    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.
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