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Why I built my own static site generator
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 14 Oct 2021
A static site generator I've been enjoying lately (and using for my blog) is Metalsmith: https://metalsmith.io/
It feel like it's the best of both worlds, because it's simple to learn and customize, but there are plugins for the things you don't want to spend time writing yourself.
For example, I'm using plugins to: check for broken links, generate an RSS feed, and run a test server with automatic reloading.
But then I was able to easily add in my own code to handle relative links, generate Graphviz diagrams, and format dates.
One other recommendation: I hated almost every template language I ran across (Hugo's, Liquid, Nunjucks, EJS), but I'm thrilled with the simplicity of Handlebars (https://handlebarsjs.com/), although it is a bit limiting and the "block helper with parameters" syntax is strange (perhaps an indicator that I'm trying to do too much in the templating language!).
Zola, A fast static site generator in a single binary
11 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 5 Mar 2021
I believe Metalsmith  is trying that approach
Static site generators for clients - how do they easily publish/deploy? I sure don't want to do it every time.
1 project | reddit.com/r/webdev | 19 Nov 2021
I've recently set up a client with publii. It really couldn't be more straight-forward and they're enjoying it.
Content Management Systems for Freelancers
2 projects | reddit.com/r/webdev | 28 Oct 2021
Maybe check out Publii? Haven’t used it myself yet, but I’ve heard good things. It may suit your purposes.
Anything like Medium but ... better?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/Blogging | 13 Oct 2021
https://getpublii.com/ --> static site generator with a cms. I don't use it but it looks interesting
Introduction to Publii, the Static Site Generator
2 projects | dev.to | 22 Sep 2021
I was really impressed with Publii. It is open source, fast, and simple to use. The company has shared what’s on the roadmap for the coming years and you can learn more here, or review what has recently been added. You can quickly look at the effect of tweaking parts of your site, develop it offline, and go from idea to viewing a complete website incredibly fast. Publii listens to its users and it continues to improve with every new release.2 projects | dev.to | 22 Sep 2021
Some of its key benefits are summarized below:
Medium Is Bad. Stop Using It
3 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 11 Sep 2021
Check out http://getpublii.com, it is quite similar to the app you're describing. (it's not Hugo-based, but similarly outputs a static site and is free and open-source)
Are there no simple to use static sites?
1 project | reddit.com/r/Blogging | 2 Sep 2021
Have you tried Publii?
Is WordPress (.org) really as hard as people say? I tried Squarespace but it was too limiting
1 project | reddit.com/r/Blogging | 20 Aug 2021
If you haven't set up your blog yet, you may want to take a look at static-website generators such as Publii before making up your mind. They are safer and your backups are in your own computer.
How important is it for new authors to have their own websites?
1 project | reddit.com/r/selfpublish | 17 Aug 2021
If you ditch Wordpress for a static site generator (Publii has a GUI so it's easy for non-techies to use) you can host your website on CloudFlare Pages for free and only pay for the domain.
What is the best way to create a blog?
I’ve heard good things about: https://getpublii.com/
What are some alternatives?
eleventy 🕚⚡️ - A simpler static site generator. An alternative to Jekyll. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.
Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.
docsify - 🃏 A magical documentation site generator.
Wintersmith - A flexible static site generator
gatsby-source-sanity - Gatsby source plugin for building websites using Sanity.io as a backend.
Hexo - A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.
Assemble - Get the rocks out of your socks! Assemble makes you fast at web development! Used by thousands of projects for rapid prototyping, themes, scaffolds, boilerplates, e-books, UI components, API documentation, blogs, building websites/static site generator, an alternative to Jekyll for gh-pages and more! Gulp- and grunt-friendly.
front-matter - Extract YAML front matter from strings
gray-matter - Smarter YAML front matter parser, used by metalsmith, Gatsby, Netlify, Assemble, mapbox-gl, phenomic, and many others. Simple to use, and battle tested. Parses YAML by default but can also parse JSON Front Matter, Coffee Front Matter, TOML Front Matter, and has support for custom parsers.
Plausible Analytics - Simple, open-source, lightweight (< 1 KB) and privacy-friendly web analytics alternative to Google Analytics.
Jekyll - :globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby