The Best Static Site Generators

Based on github stars

Top 15 Most Popular Static Site Generators
by number of GitHub stars

 

Rank Change 2021 Feb Project Features Stars Activity Rating
1 - 1 Next.js JavaScript React 74,459 9.9 20.82%
2 - 2 Hugo Go 54,742 9.6 15.30%
3 - 3 Gatsby JavaScript React 51,527 9.9 14.41%
4 - 4 Jekyll Ruby Liquid 43,455 8.9 12.15%
5 - 5 Nuxt.js JavaScript Vue 38,281 9.3 10.70%
6 - 6 Hexo JavaScript 33,544 5.5 9.38%
7 - 7 VuePress JavaScript Vue 19,477 5.6 5.45%
8 - 8 Pelican Python Jinja2 10,598 6.8 2.96%
9 - 9 eleventy 🕚⚡️ JavaScript Liquid 10,448 9.4 2.92%
10 - 10 Gridsome JavaScript Vue 7,934 8.4 2.22%
11 - 11 Sapper JavaScript Svelte 7,157 7.1 2.00%
12 13 Scully JavaScript Angular 2,285 8.7 0.64%
13 12 Nikola Python 2,192 7.3 0.61%
14 - 14 Sculpin PHP Markdown 1,397 3.9 0.39%
15 - 15 still Elixir 184 8.0 0.05%
  • Rating - the percentage of stars of a particular project from the total number.
  • Activity - a relative number between 0 and 10 representing the commits activity of a project.
    9+ meaning that the project is amongst the top 10% of most actively developed projects.
    5+ meaning that the project is amongst the top 50% of most active projects.

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