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 66,840 9.9 19.73%
2 - 2 Hugo Go 51,604 9.6 15.23%
3 - 3 Gatsby JavaScript React 50,079 0.0 14.78%
4 - 4 Jekyll Ruby Liquid 42,670 9.0 12.59%
5 - 5 Nuxt.js JavaScript Vue 36,062 9.5 10.64%
6 - 6 Hexo JavaScript 32,712 7.6 9.65%
7 - 7 VuePress JavaScript Vue 18,801 7.9 5.55%
8 - 8 Pelican Python Jinja2 10,379 7.6 3.06%
9 - 9 eleventy 🕚⚡️ JavaScript Liquid 9,300 9.0 2.74%
10 - 10 Gridsome JavaScript Vue 7,553 8.2 2.23%
11 - 11 Sapper JavaScript Svelte 7,079 8.8 2.09%
12 13 Scully JavaScript Angular 2,135 9.4 0.63%
13 12 Nikola Python 2,119 8.1 0.63%
14 - 14 Sculpin PHP Markdown 1,386 5.1 0.41%
15 - 15 still Elixir 139 8.6 0.04%
  • 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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