Bludit VS Grav

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Bludit Grav
13 60
1,043 13,452
2.7% 0.6%
8.0 9.3
6 days ago 12 days ago
JavaScript PHP
MIT License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Bludit. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-07-25.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Grav. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-06.
  • Yak Shaving: A Short Lesson on Staying Focused
    4 projects | | 6 Sep 2022
    > I had that idea at least 1-2 years ago, and I've only recently written my first post within the past 2 months. I think I enjoy tinkering with build systems much more than writing.

    This is very much an easy trap to fall into! What helped me was not sweating over the small stuff and setting up an instance of Grav, though I think that most of the turnkey blogging solutions out there would work (e.g. Ghost/Bolt as well, maybe not self-hosted Wordpress as a first option due to large surface area):

    What I really like about that solution in particular is that it is flat-file based and also has an admin web dashboard that's a separate plugin that can be enabled/disabled (some might prefer writing text files directly, with front matter and all) and has separate URL path that can be put behind basicauth (in addition to built in auth), client certificate auth or anything else.

    It's not perfect, of course, and has given me the occasional headaches, but it's also good enough for my blog:

    That said, I still struggle with my homepage - instead of going back through 5+ years of projects and describing all of the noteworthy ones, putting up a few galleries of screenshots, listing technologies, ordering them by relevance and also making sure that it doesn't contain too much data... it's just sitting there, on my TODO list. It's been that way for a while now.

    I want it done. But I don't want to do it.

  • What are people using these days to build commercial small scale websites?
    9 projects | | 2 Sep 2022
  • Looking for a non-blog type static website builder
    6 projects | | 26 Aug 2022
    I have always liked grav
  • Show HN: Markdown as Web Page/Site
    9 projects | | 11 Aug 2022
    The Grav CMS also internally uses Markdown for the page contents and generates static files:

    They do use YAML FrontMatter for attaching metadata so the CMS knows how to process certain pages (e.g. page title, page type etc.), but it isn't too complicated in practice:

    They also have an admin plugin, which you can use if you prefer a more traditional workflow, even if it just generates the same file format under the hood:

    I'm actually using an ancient version of Grav for my own blog, although I had to put the admin path behind additional auth (in addition to the one it already provides), for safety:

    I really like hybrid systems like that: a CMS for blogging or just writing in general that's based on Markdown, generates static files for decent performance, but is also extensible with additional functionality, and also has a decent web UI if you want one.

    (there are probably other CMSes like that out there, or more generic solutions, too)

  • Goodbye Medium, Hello Ghost: Why my blog is migrating from Medium to Ghost
    5 projects | | 3 Jul 2022
    My personal blog runs on Grav, a flat-file CMS:

    It was really simple to set up as a Docker container, it is pretty fast due to not having a backing database but instead being file based, allows for some customization in the form of plugins (e.g. RSS/Atom feeds), is themeable and also reasonably secure (as long as you consider using additional auth in front of /admin, though the admin module itself is entirely optional, you can just write blog posts with a text editor, should you so choose).

    Of course, there's not much of a network there to speak of, in regards to discoverability, nor is there any kind of advertising that would give me passive income from my writing (apart from a link to a VPS hosting provider, where I get discounts on my own hosting if someone signs up). However, using your own self-hosted blog is perfectly viable nowadays, should you so choose!

    Also, if you need a Wiki, some folks out there strongly recommend BookStack ( and in regards to communication you can use Mattermost ( or something like it. Not to detract from the actual article itself, it's just that we live in a pretty great time with plenty of options, be it cloud based ones, or self-hosted software!

    5 projects | | 3 Jul 2022
    There are couple great solutions that fit points you describe. One of them is [Statamic}( which is IMO the best flat-file CMS currently available with a lot of flexibility if you're dev and want to extend to it (it's free for solo writers). Another one that I know is [GravCMS]( I didn't have much experience with Grav, but it looks OK.
  • Cms for costum html & css
    3 projects | | 21 Jun 2022
    Grav might be a good option. It's php-based so it would feel familiar. It's a flat-file cms, so you don't need a db, and it uses twig so migrating from a preexisting HTML doc should be pretty easy.
  • Smaller is better (The rise, fall, and rise of flat file software)
    4 projects | | 22 May 2022
    I'm trying to get away from a DB-based CMS for some company web sites. Static generators won't do for a number of reasons, so a flat-file CMS seems like a good fit.

    Currently I'm looking at GravCMS [1] as an alternative. It's free initially, but it can become somewhat expensive with many official plugins. But it's file format is Markdown, and one can combine multiple files into a so-called modular page. It has a backend for editing, forms and e-mailing of form submissions. Seems perfect for small and mid-sized company web site.

    Another option I considered was Kirby [2]. Its backend UI is configurable. That's nice in theory but the documentation is somewhat lacking, in my opinion. I've used the starterpack and it took me hours to find the one command to be able to add new pages. Its content format is also custom, not Markdown. Finally, it's €100 per site.

    Also, a few days ago, I stumbled upon Typemill [3] which I will check next week.




  •,, and the great migration.
    2 projects | | 15 May 2022
  • Looking for alternative to wodrpress.
    2 projects | | 9 May 2022

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Bludit and Grav you can also consider the following projects:

Pico - Pico is a stupidly simple, blazing fast, flat file CMS.

october - Self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework.

Bolt - Bolt is a simple CMS written in PHP. It is based on Silex and Symfony components, uses Twig and either SQLite, MySQL or PostgreSQL.

GetSimple CMS - GetSimple CMS

ProcessWire - ProcessWire 3.x is a friendly and powerful open source CMS with a strong API.

WordPress - WordPress, Git-ified. This repository is just a mirror of the WordPress subversion repository. Please do not send pull requests. Submit pull requests to and patches to instead.

Strapi - 🚀 Strapi is the leading open-source headless CMS. It’s 100% JavaScript, fully customizable and developer-first.

Kirby - Kirby's core application folder

Ghost - Turn your audience into a business. Publishing, memberships, subscriptions and newsletters.

Pagekit - Pagekit CMS

Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.