The Best Static Site Generators

Based on github stars

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

 

Rank Change 2021 Oct Project Features Stars Activity Rating
1 - 1 Next.js JavaScript React 93,202 10.0 23.82%
2 - 2 Hugo Go 62,709 9.7 16.03%
3 - 3 Gatsby JavaScript React 53,592 9.9 13.70%
4 - 4 Jekyll Ruby Liquid 45,351 8.9 11.59%
5 - 5 Nuxt.js JavaScript Vue 41,341 7.9 10.56%
6 - 6 Hexo JavaScript 35,488 7.8 9.07%
7 - 7 VuePress JavaScript Vue 20,841 7.7 5.33%
8 9 eleventy 🕚⚡️ JavaScript Liquid 12,870 9.5 3.29%
9 8 Pelican Python Jinja2 11,156 7.8 2.85%
10 - 10 Gridsome JavaScript Vue 8,330 5.4 2.13%
11 12 Scully JavaScript Angular 2,450 8.5 0.63%
12 13 Nikola Python 2,328 7.8 0.59%
13 14 Sculpin PHP Markdown 1,424 3.8 0.36%
14 15 still Elixir 228 6.5 0.06%
  • 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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