Hugo is described as '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' and is an app in the Social & Communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Hugo for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Linux, Mac, Windows and the Web. The best alternative is WordPress, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Hugo are Ghost (Paid, Open Source), Grav (Free, Open Source), Jekyll (Free, Open Source) and GatsbyJS (Free, Open Source).
- Jekyll is a simple, blog aware, static site generator. View 95 alternatives to Jekyll
- Free • Open Source
Jekyll vs HugoUnlike some listed alternatives, Jekyll is also a static site generator so it lays in the same category. It uses Ruby (while Hugo uses Go) and I'd say it's simpler than Hugo (simpler in functionality and simpler to understand).