Top ten popular static site generators (SSG) in 2023

This page summarizes the projects mentioned and recommended in the original post on dev.to

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  • Gatsby

    The best React-based framework with performance, scalability and security built in.

    Gatsby — best for building progressive web apps

  • eleventy 🕚⚡️

    A simpler site generator. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

    Eleventy — the simplest static site generator

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  • Next.js

    The React Framework

    Nextjs — best app SSG

  • Metalsmith

    An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator.

    Metalsmith — the best customizable SSG

  • Jekyll

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

    Jekyll — the most popular SSG

  • Hexo

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

    Hexo — best lightweight SSG

  • Gridsome

    ⚡️ The Jamstack framework for Vue.js

    Gridsome — Jamstack SSG tool for Vue developers

  • Onboard AI

    ChatGPT with full context of any GitHub repo. Onboard AI learns any GitHub repo in minutes and lets you chat with it to locate functionality, understand different parts, and generate new code. Use it for free at app.getonboardai.com.

  • Pelican

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

    Pelican — best for Python developers

NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a more popular project.

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