Awesome Static Web Site Generators

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A static web site generator is an application that takes plain text files and compiles them to HTML files.

Blogs

  • 11ty - Eleventy is a simpler static site generator. - #JavaScript #Node.js
  • ABlog - A Sphinx extension that converts any documentation or personal website project into a full-fledged blog. - #Python
  • BlogC++ - A static blog generator, written in C++17. - #C++
  • Cobalt - A Rust static site generator. - #Rust
  • Franklin - A static site generator written in Julia that is primarily intended for technical blogging. - #Julia
  • Gitfolio - A portfolio website where you could showcase your work + a blog that will help you spread your ideas into real world. - #Node.js
  • Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework. - #JavaScript #Node.js
  • Hyde - #Python
  • Jamify NextJS - Publish flaring fast blogs with Next.js and Ghost. - #JavaScript #React #Next.js
  • Jamify Gatsby - Publish flaring fast blogs with Gatsby and Ghost. - #JavaScript #React #Gastby
  • Jekyll - Jekyll is a simple, blog-aware, static site generator perfect for personal, project, or organization sites. - #Ruby
  • Journey - #Go
  • Makesite - Simple, lightweight, and magic-free static site/blog generator (< 130 lines) for Python coders #Python
  • mkws - A simple static site generator using sh as a templating language. #Bash
  • Nikola - #Python
  • Octopress - Similar to Jekyll but where everything you need is already setup. - #Ruby #Jekyll
  • Orchid Posts - Add Jekyll-like blogging functionality to your Orchid site. - #Orchid #Java #Kotlin
  • Pelican - Uses Markdown or ReST for content and Jinja2 for themes. - #Python
  • Qgoda - Arbitrary taxonomies and cross-links, multi-lingua. - #Perl
  • Serum - Serum is a static website generator written in Elixir Programming Language. - #Elixir
  • Sphido - A rocket 🚀 fast, lightweight, static site generator #Node.js
  • Spress - #PHP
  • Static - Supports org-mode and markdown. - #Clojure
  • Tinkerer - #Python
  • CommonMark Blog for Laravel - Static generator to use with Laravel projects. Uses CommonMark and FrontMatter to generate and publish files in the public-folder. Supports articles as well as listing pages #PHP
  • WP2Static - WordPress static site generator for security, performance and cost benefits

CMS

  • Lektor - An easy to use static CMS and blog engine. - #Python
  • Publii - Easy-to-use desktop app to generate static websites. - #JavaScript #Electron
  • Tipe - An easy to use API-first CMS engine to generate static sites. - #JavaScript
  • Datenstrom Yellow - For people who make small websites. - #PHP

Documentation

  • Docnado - A rapid documentation tool that will blow you away; batteries and style included. - #Python #Jinja2
  • DocPad - #JavaScript #CoffeeScript #Node.js
  • Docsify - A magical documentation site generator. #JavaScript #Node.js
  • Doctave - A batteries-included developer documentation site generator. - #Rust
  • Docusaurus - Easy to maintain open source documentation websites. - #JavaScript #React
  • Docute - Effortless documentation, done right. - #JavaScript
  • MkDocs - Write your docs in Markdown and configure the generator with a single YAML configuration file. - #Python
  • Orchid Javadoc - Create beautiful Javadocs for your project within your Orchid site. - #Orchid #Java #Kotlin
  • Slate - #Ruby
  • Sphinx - #Python

Frameworks

  • Assemble - #JavaScript #Node.js
  • Cactus - #Python
  • coil - #elixir
  • Complexity - For those who like to work in HTML. - #Python
  • Cuttlebelle - The react static site generator that separates editing and code concerns. - #JavaScript #Node.js #React.js
  • Dewar - A flask-like static site generator. - #Python
  • Elder.js - An opinionated, SEO focused, static site generator for Svelte.js. - #JavaScript #Node.js #Svelte.js
  • Flask-Frozen - Freezes a Flask application into a set of static files. - #Python #Flask
  • Gaiden - A tool that makes it easy to create documentation with Markdown. - #Groovy
  • Gatsby - #JavaScript #Node.js #React.js
  • Goldsmith - Fast and simple pipeline-based static site generator, extensible via plugins. #Go
  • Grain - #Groovy
  • Gridsome - Vue.js-powered, modern site generator for building the fastest possible websites for any Headless CMS, APIs or Markdown-files. - #Vue.js #JavaScript
  • Hakyll - Hakyll is a Haskell library for generating static sites, mostly aimed at small-to-medium sites and personal blogs. It is written in a very configurable way and uses an xmonad-like DSL for configuration. - #Haskell
  • Harp - #JavaScript #Node.js
  • Hugo - It is optimized for speed, easy use and configurability. - #Go
  • Ivy - It's small, elegant, and easy to use. - #Python
  • JBake #Java
  • LambdaPad - #Erlang
  • m4-bakery - #make #m4
  • Metalsmith - An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator. - #JavaScript #Node.js
  • Middleman - Middleman is a static site generator using all the shortcuts and tools in modern web development. - #Ruby
  • nanoc - Flexible support for small personal to large corporate web sites. - #Ruby
  • Nuxt.js - Versatile vue-based framework for server-side-rendered, static and traditional single page applications.
  • obelisk - #elixir
  • Orchid - A beautiful and truly unique documentation engine and static site generator. - #Java #Kotlin
  • Pagegen - #Python
  • Phenomic - Modern static website generator based on the React and Webpack ecosystem. - #Javascript #Node.js #React.js
  • Publish - enables entire websites to be built using Swift, and supports themes, plugins and tons of other powerful customization options - #Swift
  • React Static - A progressive static-site framework for React. - #React.js
  • Scully - The Static Site Generator for Angular apps. - #TypeScript #Angular
  • Sculpin - #PHP
  • Sitegen - #Lua #MoonScript
  • Slides - #JavaScript
  • Systatic - Systatic is a Powerful Static Site Generator for PHP Developers. - #PHP
  • Tags - #Python
  • Urubu - #Python
  • VuePress - Vue.js powered static site generator. - #JavaScript
  • webgen - #Ruby
  • Wintersmith - #JavaScript #Node.js
  • yst - Powered by YAML. - #Haskell
  • Silssig - Go powered static site generator for GitHub/GitLab pages and other similar services with support for markdown. - #Go #Golang
  • Zola - Rust powered static site generator - #Rust

Photography

  • Expose - For photoessays. - #Bash
  • Prosopopee A static website generator to make beautiful customizable pictures galleries that tell a story - #Python
  • Sigal - #Python

Single Page

  • CMS.js - A fully client-side, JavaScript Markdown site generator. - #JavaScript
  • Flatdoc - A small JavaScript file that fetches Markdown files and renders them as full pages. - #JavaScript

Wikis

  • GitBook - Modern documentation format and toolchain using Git and Markdown. - #GitBook
  • Gollum - Gollum is a simple wiki system built on top of Git. - #Ruby
  • ikiwiki - #Perl
  • Orchid Wiki - A Gitbook-like wiki for your Orchid site. - #Orchid #Java #Kotlin

Helpful Tools and Services

  • Formspree - Adds functional forms to your static web sites.
  • git-annex - Configure git-annex for a public repository for a static web site.
  • JAMStack Themes - A collection of themes filterable by static site generator and CMS support.

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