Metalsmith VS Hexo

Compare Metalsmith vs Hexo and see what are their differences.

Metalsmith

An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator. (by metalsmith)

Hexo

A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js. (by hexojs)
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Metalsmith Hexo
2 10
7,686 33,790
0.2% 0.5%
3.3 7.2
5 days ago 5 days ago
JavaScript JavaScript
MIT License MIT License
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Metalsmith

Posts with mentions or reviews of Metalsmith. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-10-14.
  • 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 [1] is trying that approach

    [1] https://metalsmith.io/

Hexo

Posts with mentions or reviews of Hexo. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2021-11-16.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing Metalsmith and Hexo you can also consider the following projects:

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

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

Jekyll - :globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby

Gridsome - ⚡️ The Jamstack framework for Vue.js

docsify - 🃏 A magical documentation site generator.

wayback-machine-downloader - Download an entire website from the Wayback Machine.

Nikola - A static website and blog generator

Bayeslite - BayesDB on SQLite. A Bayesian database table for querying the probable implications of data as easily as SQL databases query the data itself.

Harp - Static Site Server/Generator with built-in preprocessing

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

Lektor - The lektor static file content management system