Grain Alternatives

    Grain is described as 'wide-purpose static site generator, designed for websites of any complexity and structure' and is an app in the Development category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Grain for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Linux, Windows and Mac. The best alternative is Ghost, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Grain are Blogger (Free), Hugo (Free, Open Source), Pelican (Free, Open Source) and ZeroBlog (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Apr 7, 2021

    1. Use a free (and ad-free) blogging platform to publish your ideas, share them with the Community and the world.
    2. verless (pronounced like serverless) is a Static Site Generator designed for Markdown-based content with focus on simplicity and performance. It reads your Markdown files, applies your HTML templates and renders them as a website.
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    3. Blades is made to do one job and do it well - generate HTML files from the provided content using the provided templates. Blades renders the whole site in milliseconds, possibly up to 10 times faster than other generators like Hugo.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      Winkl helps lifestyle bloggers become influencers. It helps them setup a beautiful blog in minutes, get more traffic, work with brands & make money.
    4. Ucraft is a next-generation website builder that gives you the power to create a website without any coding skills. Completely drag & drop, Ucraft is carefully designed and equipped with numerous features that enable you to create impeccable websites.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Python
      Rapid documentation tool to blow you away. Docnado makes it easy to start and maintain a Markdown documentation project. Store your own data your own way.
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    5. DocPad is a dynamic static-site generator. That is a content management system that takes content from several sources, like files on your computer, and renders them into incredibly fast static output.

      Discontinued

      The developer announced that DocPad will be no longer updated and supported. Last version, 6.82.5, released in October 2018, can be still downloaded from the official website and GitHub.

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    6. Creating great websites is much easier now. Minerva is a modern static site generator written in PHP and designed to make website creation as flexible as possible. Minerva is open source and can be downloaded for free.
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      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      • PHP
      ApPHP MicroBlog is very simple and powerful PHP blog software. This product enables you to start your own blog within minutes. You can easy add and manage your own posts and posting categories.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Hotspot JVM
      Tinysite is an attempt to create minimalistic secure blog engine for running a darknet blog site. It has only some basic features yet, e.g. adding and displaying posts, categories.
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