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    Pelican Alternatives

    Pelican is described as 'Static site generator that supports reStructuredText, Markdown, and AsciiDoc formats' and is a Static Site Generator in the Development category. There are more than 50 alternatives to Pelican for a variety of platforms, including Self-Hosted solutions, Online / Web-based, Windows, Linux and Mac. Most alternatives are Static Site Generators and Blog Publishing Tools. The best alternative is Grav, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Pelican are Jekyll (Free, Open Source), Blogger (Free), Hugo (Free, Open Source) and Gatsby (Freemium, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Dec 26, 2021

    1. 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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    2. 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.


    3. Publish your passions, your way CHOOSE THE PERFECT DESIGN Create a beautiful blog that fits your style. Choose from a selection of easy-to-use templates – all with flexible layouts and hundreds of background images – or design something new.
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    4. 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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      • 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. 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.
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    6. 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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      • 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
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Self-Hosted
      Portal CMS is a free and open source content management system with a powerful integrated page builder.
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      • FreeOpen Source
      • Self-Hosted
      • MongoDB
      • Software as a Service (SaaS)
      • Node.JS
      Apostrophe is a powerful website builder platform built on an enterprise open source CMS, offering in-context live editing, visual design tools, and multisite enablement in a full stack JS environment.
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