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Octopress vs Pelican: What are the differences?

Developers describe Octopress as "A static blogging framework for hackers, based on Jekyll". Octopress is an obsessively designed framework for Jekyll blogging. It’s easy to configure and easy to deploy. 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.

Octopress and Pelican can be categorized as "Static Site Generators" tools.

Some of the features offered by Octopress are:

  • Octopress sports a clean responsive theme written in semantic HTML5, focused on readability and friendliness toward mobile devices.
  • Code blogging is easy and beautiful. Embed code (with Solarized styling) in your posts from gists, jsFiddle or from your filesystem.
  • Third party integration is simple with built-in support for Pinboard, Delicious, GitHub Repositories, Disqus Comments and Google Analytics.

On the other hand, Pelican provides the following key features:

  • Blog articles and pages
  • Comments, via an external service (Disqus). (Please note that while useful, Disqus is an external service, and thus the comment data will be somewhat outside of your control and potentially subject to data loss.)
  • Theming support (themes are created using Jinja2 templates)

Octopress and Pelican are both open source tools. It seems that Octopress with 9.51K GitHub stars and 2.86K forks on GitHub has more adoption than Pelican with 8.89K GitHub stars and 1.58K GitHub forks.

What is Octopress?

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

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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        Hexo
        Hexo is a fast, simple and powerful blog framework. It parses your posts with Markdown or other render engine and generates static files with the beautiful theme. All of these just take seconds.
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        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.
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        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.
        VuePress
        A minimalistic static site generator with a Vue-powered theming system, and a default theme optimized for writing technical documentation. It was created to support the documentation needs of Vue's own sub projects.
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