Lektor VS Jekyll

Compare Lektor vs Jekyll and see what are their differences.


The lektor static file content management system (by lektor)


:globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby (by jekyll)
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Lektor Jekyll
11 214
3,646 45,970
0.6% 0.6%
9.1 9.4
about 1 month ago 5 days ago
Python Ruby
BSD 3-clause "New" or "Revised" License MIT License
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Posts with mentions or reviews of Lektor. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2022-09-03.


Posts with mentions or reviews of Jekyll. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-01-26.
  • Best most easy blog system to install on a vps?
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/selfhosted | 26 Jan 2023
  • Deploy a static site to AWS S3 and CloudFront using AWS CDK
    9 projects | dev.to | 26 Jan 2023
    For the purposes of this tutorial, we will not be focusing on fine-tuning the site contents. Today, I will be deploying a simple static blog and have chosen to use Hugo as my framework (other popular alternatives for this purpose include 11ty, Astro, and Jekyll). I don't need any complex user interactions, so a static site generator is sufficient for my needs. If you plan to use Hugo as well, make sure it is installed on your machine. Then, open up a terminal (on Windows, it's recommended to use an Unix command line terminal or Powershell; Git Bash is usually the easiest option),
  • Static Site Generator (SSG) Visions, Roadmaps, and Trajectories: What to Watch in 2023
    4 projects | dev.to | 23 Jan 2023
    Jekyll, too, is likely to be gearing up for a major version release, based on the Jekyll version 5.0 Roadmap document published in October last year. For the thousands upon thousands of sites relying on Jekyll this will be welcome news, and may help to bring devs back to the SSG with which so many of us began building our static sites.
  • Jekyll and the gh-pages
    2 projects | dev.to | 20 Jan 2023
    Jekyll • Simple, blog-aware, static sites | Transform your plain text into static websites and blogs
  • Blogging at Hashnode
    3 projects | dev.to | 17 Jan 2023
    I've been getting increasingly frustrated using Jekyll to build my personal blog. It's great for what it is, but I don't know or really understand Ruby (nor do I want to at this point), and running updates, installing add-ons or even running it locally always seemed to be problematic. I loved how customisable everything was, but making changes or publishing articles wasn't quick or particularly easy (for me anyway).
  • Markdown, Asciidoc, or reStructuredText - a tale of docs-as-code
    23 projects | dev.to | 10 Jan 2023
    Jekyll, the engine behind GitHub Pages, was the most popular SSG until Hugo came out. Written in Ruby, Jekyll is a great choice for writing blog sites. Jekyll can take your content written in Markdown and Liquid templates and render them to a static website deployed to a server of your choice. The site you're currently on is built using Jekyll and GitHub Pages.
  • How to verify a successful website migration to 11ty - test every sitemap link
    3 projects | dev.to | 5 Jan 2023
    I migrated my website from Jekyll to eleventy (11ty) recently. I wanted to preserve the same URLs for the vast majority of my webpages.
  • 15 Popular Github Repositories for the Modern Developer of 2023
    15 projects | dev.to | 31 Dec 2022
    14. Jekyll
  • CI strategy for website in GitHub repo
    2 projects | reddit.com/r/kubernetes | 17 Dec 2022
    Check out https://jekyllrb.com/ and https://gohugo.io/ if you haven't seen it yet. GitHub action could compile your website to static HTML+CSS (and even some JS). You could host it wherever you want after that, incl. on GitHub page or from a container running on K8S. For the latter I'd recommend splitting CI from CD and use ArgoCD or similar. However as previously stated by others hosting static content on K8S is a mild anti-pattern and some form of a CDN should be used instead especially if it receives a lot of traffic.
  • How I set up a personal blog with Github, Cloudflare, and Webmentions
    3 projects | reddit.com/r/u_aschatria777 | 16 Dec 2022
    Jekyll: https://jekyllrb.com/

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Lektor and Jekyll you can also consider the following projects:

Pelican - Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.

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

Nikola - A static website and blog generator

Middleman - Hand-crafted frontend development

Bridgetown - A next-generation progressive site generator & fullstack framework, powered by Ruby

Nanoc - A powerful web publishing system

Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.

eleventy 🕚⚡️ - A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

Next.js - The React Framework