Metalsmith VS Jekyll

Compare Metalsmith vs Jekyll and see what are their differences.

Metalsmith

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

Jekyll

:globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby (by jekyll)
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Metalsmith Jekyll
2 94
7,686 43,715
0.3% 0.8%
3.2 9.0
7 days ago 5 days ago
JavaScript Ruby
GNU General Public License v3.0 or later 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/

Jekyll

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 2021-11-28.

What are some alternatives?

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

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

Middleman - Hand-crafted frontend development

Lektor - The lektor static file content management system

Nanoc - A powerful web publishing system

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

Bridgetown - A Webpack-aware, Ruby-powered static site generator for the modern Jamstack era

Nikola - A static website and blog generator

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.

Octopress - Octopress 3.0 – Jekyll's Ferrari

JBake - Java based open source static site/blog generator for developers & designers.