Top 5 Open-Source Documentation Development Platforms of 2024

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  • MkDocs

    Project documentation with Markdown.

  • MkDocs is a popular static site generator designed explicitly for building project documentation. Its minimalist approach, flexibility, and ease of use have made it a favorite among developers and ideal for non-technical users.

  • Hugo

    The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

  • Hugo is a popular static site generator specifically designed to create websites and documentation lightning-fast. Its minimalist approach, emphasis on speed, and ease of use have made it popular among developers, technical writers, and anybody looking to construct high-quality websites without the complexity of typical CMS platforms.

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

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  • Docusaurus

    Easy to maintain open source documentation websites.

  • Docusaurus is an open-source static site generator built on React and has emerged as a popular tool for developing and maintaining product documentation. Its ease of use, extensive features, and robust community support make it a compelling choice for many organizations.

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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