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Static Site Generators

Backstory: I decided to crowdsource static site generator recommendations, so the following are actual real world suggested-to-me results. I then took those and sorted them by language/server and, just for a decent relative metric, their Github Watcher count. If you want a heap of other projects (including other languages like Haskell and Python) Nanoc has the mother of all site generator lists. If you recommend another one, by all means add a comment.




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Thessc is missing. I'm currently writing it. Language: C.

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edrex commented Oct 27, 2013

@balupton nice! I was planning to do the same thing, I will try to remember to submit a pull req for any new ones I come across. 🍻

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nunull commented Jan 9, 2014

nodeache (Node.js) could actually be added.

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Zeokat commented Mar 1, 2014

Zeokat recoemnds one good cms
It works with static files aswell.

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subwiz commented Apr 3, 2014

I wrote one, named StaGen, supporting Markdown, StringTemplate 4 and JSON. Developed in Java 8.

Currently powering

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Try Mecha CMS, it’s pure PHP.


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koistya commented Jul 11, 2014

Easystatic - a simple static site generator

It uses Markdown It for web pages, EJS and Postcss for site layout, and Browsersync as a development server with "live editing" and testing your site on all connected devices. Also it can scaffold the basic site layout for you (based on Material Design Lite).

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SgtPooki commented Feb 9, 2015

You may want to take a peek at as well.

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onebree commented Dec 1, 2015

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You can add Hugo as a SSG:

I use Hugo in my SaaS system to make it easy for technically challenged people to start using static website generators:

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xeaone commented Jan 23, 2017

Hey all I wrote a static site generator and I am looking for some constructive criticism or and feature suggestions. If anyone is interested in reviewing the project I would really appreciate it.

The project is called Muleify and it is hosted on Github and available on NPM. It is open source with MPL-2.0 incense.

I think it is rather unique since it requires almost zero configuration.

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osv commented Sep 21, 2017

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