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Metalsmith Alternatives

Metalsmith is described as 'An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator' and is a Blog Publishing tool in the social & communications category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Metalsmith for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Self-Hosted solutions, Windows, Linux and Mac. The best alternative is WordPress, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Metalsmith are Ghost, Jekyll, Grav and Blogger.

Metalsmith alternatives are mainly Blog Publishing Tools but may also be CMS Tools or Website Builders. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Metalsmith.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux

An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator.

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  1. WordPress is software designed for everyone, emphasizing accessibility, performance, security, and ease of use. We believe great software should work with minimum set up, so you can focus on sharing your story, product, or services freely.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableWordPress is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsWordPress can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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    Ghost

    • Free PersonalOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    • Node.JS

    The world's most popular modern publishing platform for creating a new media platform.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownGhost supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Jekyll

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownJekyll supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Grav

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Markdown
    • Cloudron

    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.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownGrav supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsGrav can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Two-factor AuthenticationGrav supports two-factor authentication (2FA).
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    Blogger

    • FreeProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet

    Create a unique and beautiful blog. It's free and easy.

    ⚫︎ Ad-freeBlogger doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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    Gatsby

    • 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.

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    postach.io

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Evernote
    • Dropbox

    Postach.io helps you instantly create custom sites by converting your notes to blog posts and pages.

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    DEV Community

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Where programmers share ideas and help each other grow. It is an online community for sharing and discovering great ideas, having debates, and making friends. Anyone can share articles, questions, discussions, etc. as long as they have the rights to the words they are sharing.

    ⚫︎ Support for MarkDownDEV Community supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    ⚫︎ CustomizableDEV Community is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
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    LiveJournal

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone

    Online blogging software - free for basic users! Personal publishing, community involvement and individual expression.

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    ZeroBlog

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Self-Hosted
    • NameCoin
    • Python
    • JavaScript
    • ZeroNet
    • CoffeeScript

    ZeroBlog - For a distributed, self publishing blogging platform ( and centralized authentication ).

    ⚫︎ DecentralizedZeroBlog is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
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