Hexo vs Hugo vs Jekyll

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Hi everyone, I'm trying to decide which front-end tool, that will likely use server-side rendering (SSR), in hopes it'll be faster. The end-user will upload a document and they see text output on their screen (like SaaS or microservice). I read that Gatsby can also do SSR. Also want to add a headless CMS that is easy to use.

Backend is in Go. Open to ideas. Thank you.

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Vishal Gupta
Senior Architect at Mindtree Ltd · | 2 upvotes · 4.6K views
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Next.js
Gatsby

If your purpose is plain simply to upload a file which can handle by backend service than Gatsby is good enough assuming you have other content pages which will benefit from faster page loads for those Headless CMS driven pages. But if you have more logical/functional aspects like deciding content/personalization at server side of web application than choose NextJS.

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Manuel Feller
Frontend Engineer at BI X · | 4 upvotes · 82.7K views

As a Frontend Developer I wanted something simple to generate static websites with technology I am familiar with. GatsbyJS was in the stack I am familiar with, does not need any other languages / package managers and allows quick content deployment in pure HTML or Markdown (what you prefer for a project). It also does not require you to understand a theming engine if you need a custom design.

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Pros of Hexo
Pros of Hugo
Pros of Jekyll
  • 17
    Ease of deployment
  • 13
    Uses NodeJS and npm
  • 12
    Easy GitHub Pages publishing
  • 10
    Powerful templating
  • 7
    Useful tools and plugins
  • 4
    Easy intergrating with js
  • 3
    Open source
  • 2
    Blazing Fast
  • 44
    Lightning fast
  • 26
    Single Executable
  • 22
    Easy setup
  • 22
    Great development community
  • 20
    Open source
  • 12
    Write in golang
  • 6
    LiveReload built in
  • 6
    Not HTML only - JSON, RSS
  • 5
    Hacker mindset
  • 3
    Easy to customize themes
  • 3
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 2
    Fast builds
  • 1
    Easy to learn
  • 1
    Well documented
  • 1
    Very fast builds
  • 74
    Github pages integration
  • 54
    Open source
  • 36
    It's slick, customisable and hackerish
  • 23
    Easy to deploy
  • 22
    Straightforward cms for the hacker mindset
  • 6
    Gitlab pages integration
  • 4
    Best for blogging
  • 2
    Easy to integrate localization
  • 2
    Low maintenance
  • 1
    Huge plugins ecosystem
  • 1
    Authoring freedom and simplicity

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Cons of Hexo
Cons of Hugo
Cons of Jekyll
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    • 4
      No Plugins/Extensions
    • 2
      Template syntax not friendly
    • 1
      Quick builds
    • 4
      Build time increases exponentially as site grows
    • 2
      Lack of developments lately
    • 1
      Dsad
    • 1
      Og doesn't work with postings dynamically

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