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Hugo Alternatives

Similar projects and alternatives to Hugo

  • Jekyll

    64 Hugo VS Jekyll

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

  • eleventy 🕚⚡️

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

  • InfluxDB

    Collect and Analyze Billions of Data Points in Real Time. Manage all types of time series data in a single, purpose-built database. Run at any scale in any environment in the cloud, on-premises, or at the edge.

  • astro

    32 Hugo VS astro

    The web framework that scales with you — Build fast content sites, powerful web applications, dynamic server APIs, and everything in-between ⭐️ Star to support our work!

  • Gatsby

    28 Hugo VS Gatsby

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

  • Next.js

    24 Hugo VS Next.js

    The React Framework

  • pages-gem

    A simple Ruby Gem to bootstrap dependencies for setting up and maintaining a local Jekyll environment in sync with GitHub Pages

  • gutenberg

    A fast static site generator in a single binary with everything built-in.

  • Mergify

    Updating dependencies is time-consuming.. Solutions like Dependabot or Renovate update but don't merge dependencies. You need to do it manually while it could be fully automated! Add a Merge Queue to your workflow and stop caring about PR management & merging. Try Mergify for free.

  • MkDocs

    8 Hugo VS MkDocs

    Project documentation with Markdown.

  • Docusaurus

    12 Hugo VS Docusaurus

    Easy to maintain open source documentation websites.

  • Ghost

    13 Hugo VS Ghost

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

  • Hexo

    7 Hugo VS Hexo

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

  • Strapi

    11 Hugo VS Strapi

    🚀 Strapi is the leading open-source headless CMS. It’s 100% JavaScript/TypeScript, fully customizable and developer-first.

  • Publii

    10 Hugo VS Publii

    The most intuitive Static Site CMS designed for SEO-optimized and privacy-focused websites.

  • Pelican

    - Hugo VS Pelican

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

  • node

    7 Hugo VS node

    Node.js JavaScript runtime :sparkles::turtle::rocket::sparkles:

  • actions-hugo

    7 Hugo VS actions-hugo

    GitHub Actions for Hugo ⚡️ Setup Hugo quickly and build your site fast. Hugo extended, Hugo Modules, Linux (Ubuntu), macOS, and Windows are supported.

  • go

    6 Hugo VS go

    The Go programming language

  • Nuxt.js

    6 Hugo VS Nuxt.js

    Nuxt is an intuitive and extendable way to create type-safe, performant and production-grade full-stack web apps and websites with Vue 3. [Moved to:]

  • Plausible Analytics

    Simple, open-source, lightweight (< 1 KB) and privacy-friendly web analytics alternative to Google Analytics.

  • mdx

    6 Hugo VS mdx

    Markdown for the component era

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NOTE: The number of mentions on this list indicates mentions on common posts plus user suggested alternatives. Hence, a higher number means a better Hugo alternative or higher similarity.

Hugo reviews and mentions

Posts with mentions or reviews of Hugo. We have used some of these posts to build our list of alternatives and similar projects. The last one was on 2023-08-26.
  • Gojekyll – 20x faster Go port of jekyll
    17 projects | | 26 Aug 2023
    I have migrated from Jekyll to Hugo for my own website, but the whole Hugo project is just weird. It took me like a year to migrate my simple website because of all the different paper cuts that drained my will to work on it.

    You are only able to only use partials in HTML pages and shortcodes in Markdown pages. Why? They use 2 different syntax, so the best you can do is awkwardly wrap a partial in a shortcode. What's the point? They serve basically the same purpose.

    Want to set up RSS? Oh yeah, for some reason by default it will not show full content in your feed reader, instead only a small extract with the only way to fix it is by making your own template[1]. But wait, why are we using RSS instead of Atom? Who knows, but if you want to use Atom, you have to use your template and insert some stuff to your config.

    Also don't look at the bug tracker, that thing is frustrates me to no end.

    You of course have the everyone's favourite Stalebot that you might have noticed in my previous link, but if you look at older issues, you will see the maintainer self-botting as a Stalebot[2][3] for some reason.

    You will also see the maintainer moving issues between milestones for years with no end in sight[4].

    Changelogs can sometimes feel a bit, odd too:

    > but also a big shoutout to @dependabot[bot], […] for their ongoing contributions.

    And commit messages sometimes are just… a bit too long[5] (it is truncated by GitHub, you can append .patch to see the full message).

    Their documentation is awful to read too[6]. Oh and the templating engine? Yeah, not documented at all. Also the quick start guide will tell you to git clone some random theme, but I don't want my website to look like someone's, I want to write my own styles and have my own structure, but they don't really tell you anywhere how you should go about it. Because of it, I would search GitHub to sometimes find answers on how to do some stuff, but you would quickly find that most people had no idea how to actually use it. For example you can find a lot of people making opening and ending partials to have a common page layout instead of actually using the built-in Hugo layouts.

    So why have I bothered switching? i18n support, so far out of all SSG I tried, Hugo does it in the least painful way.







    17 projects | | 26 Aug 2023
    That issue should have been closed. This was resolved in Hugo 112.
    17 projects | | 26 Aug 2023
    The fact that Hugo still doesn't play nicely with Tailwind 3 (2 years after T3 was released) is a real pain point.

    I gave up on this ever being fixed quite a while back, but still check on the issue [1] every now and then. Seems like the only activity these days is bep bumping the milestone every month.


    17 projects | | 26 Aug 2023
  • A Developer's Guide to Blogging
    3 projects | | 26 Aug 2023
    For creating a static site I recommend Hugo. In short this is because it is popular, well-supported, fast, and allows you to get up and running quickly with premade templates.
  • What's your favorite static site generator?
    2 projects | /r/webdev | 17 Aug 2023
    I use Hugo. Creating templates was admittedly not easy at first. But as soon as you understand it, you can implement a lot with it.
  • Show HN: Library to export Notion pages to Markdown for serving via Hugo
    2 projects | | 16 Aug 2023
    Export content written in Notion to markdown, compatible for [Hugo]( blog.

    You can use Notion as a CMS in order to author, edit, and manage all your content while leverage the power of Hugo in order to serve the content statically on your blog site. This lets you leverage the best of both worlds - powerful and expressive UX of Notion for authoring along with speed and pre-built feature rich themes from Hugo for personal blog site.

    The package ships with a script in order to export content from Notion in a compatible format.


  • I created Hugo AUR packages
    2 projects | /r/gohugo | 18 Jul 2023
    After using Hugo on an Arch-based Linux machine for a while, I realized that a clean, up-to-date, and well-maintained Hugo package is missing. I found/used the following existing packages:
  • Is Flutter suitable for simple sites that aren’t web apps? What about static sites?
    2 projects | /r/FlutterDev | 12 Jul 2023
    Something like Hugo might be of interest to you.
  • Just deployed a simple and boring little website to solve my own inconvenience!
    3 projects | /r/webdev | 10 Jul 2023
    I do the same thing, via hugo - I can choose to use markdown, HTML, make use of the templates, or ignore the template and just output raw text or HTML.
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gohugoio/hugo is an open source project licensed under Apache License 2.0 which is an OSI approved license.

Hugo is marked as "self-hosted". This means that it can be used as a standalone application on its own.

The primary programming language of Hugo is Go.

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