Static Site Generator Apps

  1. Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. It takes a template directory (representing the raw form of a website), runs it through and Liquid converters, and spits out a complete, static website suitable for serving with Apache or your favorite web server.
  2. Grav is an easy to use, yet powerful, opensource CMS that requires no database. In a nutshell, installing Grav is a matter of unzipping the file. It is fast, has sophisticated caching, and a light footprint for optimal performance.
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  3. Hugo is a general-purpose website framework for generating static web pages. Hugo flexibly works with many formats and is ideal for blogs, docs, portfolios and much more.
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  4. GitBook is a tool for building beautiful books using Git and Markdown. It can generate your book into multiple formats: Static Website: This is the default format, it generates a complete interactive static website.
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    • FreemiumOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • React
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
    Gatsby provides development teams an open source frontend framework for creating dynamic, optimized websites and a cloud platform for delivering them on a blazing fast edge network.
  5. Static site generator that supports reStructuredText, Markdown, and AsciiDoc formats. Features: - Articles (e.g., blog posts) and pages (e.g.
  6. MkDocs is a fast, simple and downright gorgeous static site generator that's geared towards building project documentation. Documentation source files are written in Markdown, and configured with a single YAML configuration file.
  7. Hexo is a fast, simple and powerful blog framework powered by Node.js which have extensive plugins selections for a Static Site Generator and a great communities.
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  8. It's no secret that creating single-page JavaScript applications can be pretty challenging these days. Fortunately, there are some projects available which simplify things and help you build apps faster. Create React app is a very good example of that.
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • Vue.js
    Simplicity First Minimal setup with markdown-centered project structure helps you focus on writing. Vue-Powered Enjoy the dev experience of Vue + webpack, use Vue components in markdown, and develop custom themes with Vue.
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • GitHub
    Netlify CMS is a single-page app that you pull into the /admin part of your site. It presents a clean UI for editing content stored in a Git repository.
    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    Simpler static site generator.
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  9. 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.
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  10. Faster websites are rewarded by better search rankings and higher conversions. WordPress security vulnerabilities risk site outages and maintenance costs. Use WP2Static to secure your base and deploy to globally fast networks!
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  11. A documentation generator that builds HTML output based on Markdown files. Supports Markdown specs and offers a wide set of custom components using Markdown-like syntax. Builds Reference Source documentation for .NET projects (more added soon).