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Nikola is described as 'static website and blog generator. Its original goal is to create blogs, but it supports most kind of sites and can be used as a CMS, as long as what you present to the user is your own content instead of something the user generates' and is a static site generator in the development category. There are more than 10 alternatives to Nikola for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Mac, Windows, Linux and Online / Web-based. The best alternative is Ghost. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Hugo or Jekyll. Other great apps like Nikola are Grav, Read The Docs, Pelican and Hexo.

Nikola alternatives are mainly Static Site Generators but may also be Blog Publishing Tools or CMS Tools. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Nikola.
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  1. Ghost icon

    Ghost

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • Cloudron
    • Node.JS
    263 alternatives to Ghost 

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

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    1.  Support for MarkDownGhost supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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  2. Hugo icon

    Hugo

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    76 alternatives to Hugo 

    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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    1.  Support for MarkDownHugo supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Ad-freeHugo doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
    3.  LightweightHugo consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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    Jekyll

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    117 alternatives to Jekyll 

    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.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownJekyll supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Grav

    • Online
    • Self-Hosted
    • PHP
    • Markdown
    • Cloudron
    192 alternatives to Grav 

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

    32 alternatives to Read The Docs 

    Read the Docs hosts documentation for the open source community. It supports Sphinx docs written with reStructuredText, and can pull from your Subversion, Bazaar, Git, and Mercurial repositories. The code is open source, and available on github.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownRead The Docs supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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    Pelican

    • Self-Hosted
    80 alternatives to Pelican 

    Static site generator, written in Python, that requires no database or server-side logic

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    1.  Support for MarkDownPelican supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of Pelican.
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    Hexo

    32 alternatives to Hexo 

    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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    1.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsHexo can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    2.  Support for MarkDownHexo supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    3.  Node BasedHexo supports node editing, a form of visual programming that gives you full control over the rendering.
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    Bridgetown

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted
    • Ruby
    • RubyGems
    97 alternatives to Bridgetown 

    In a nutshell, Bridgetown is a static site generator. You give it text written in an author-friendly markup language like Markdown, and it uses layouts and templates to build a website and save the compiled HTML, CSS, and Javascript to an output folder.

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    1.  Support for MarkDownBridgetown supports MarkDown for document formatting.
    2.  Extensible by Plugins/ExtensionsBridgetown can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
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      Hakyll

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      106 alternatives to 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.

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    • Teeny

      54 alternatives to Teeny 

      Teeny is a super simple static site generator built to suit my needs and my needs only.

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      1.  Support for MarkDownTeeny supports MarkDown for document formatting.
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