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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
I built a serverless blog using Pelican, AWS CDK, S3, and Cloudfront!
3 projects | reddit.com/r/Python | 18 Jul 2021
Pelican as the static blog generator
What do you use for public publishing your Zettlekasten?
2 projects | reddit.com/r/Zettelkasten | 9 Jul 2021
I think pelican (https://getpelican.com/) is a little bit more beginner friendly. It still requires some technical knowledge though.
Static site generators to watch in 2021
25 projects | news.ycombinator.com | 7 Jun 2021
For me it was the license that made me not pick it: https://github.com/getpelican/pelican/issues/1397.
A while ago I was picking a new SSG and I would have preferred something written in Python so I can hack on it more easily. I ended up moving on because of the license.
I am now very happily using Hugo.
What are some alternatives?
Nikola - A static website and blog generator
Lektor - The lektor static file content management system
Hugo - The world’s fastest framework for building websites.
Hyde - A Python Static Website Generator
Cactus - Static site generator for designers. Uses Python and Django templates.
Jekyll - :globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby
Tinkerer - Python blogging engine
makesite - Simple, lightweight, and magic-free static site/blog generator for Python coders
docsify - 🃏 A magical documentation site generator.
JBake - Java based open source static site/blog generator for developers & designers.
winter - Free, open-source, self-hosted CMS platform based on the Laravel PHP Framework.