What is Wintersmith?
Wintersmith is a simple yet flexible static site generator. It takes contents (markdown, less, scripts, etc), transforms them using plugins and outputs a static website (html, css, images, etc) that you can host anywhere.
Wintersmith is a tool in the Static Site Generators category of a tech stack.
Wintersmith is an open source tool with 3.5K GitHub stars and 345 GitHub forks. Here’s a link to Wintersmith's open source repository on GitHub
Why developers like Wintersmith?
Here’s a list of reasons why companies and developers use Wintersmith
- Flexible - Wintersmith tries not to put any limitations on how you work with your content. You can transform it using plugins and structure it as you please.
- Templating - Use your favorite templating engine, it comes bundled with a Jade plugin and there is community made plugins for most other node.js templating engines.
- Markdown - No more fiddling around with WYSIWYG editors. Once you start using Markdown to author your content you'll never look back!
- More than blogging- Write web applications using the latest technologies without having to host your own node.js servers, or use it to increase speeds on large-scale sites.
Wintersmith Alternatives & Comparisons
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