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 71,003 9.9 20.36%
2 - 2 Hugo Go 53,070 9.6 15.22%
3 - 3 Gatsby JavaScript React 50,930 9.9 14.60%
4 - 4 Jekyll Ruby Liquid 43,078 9.0 12.35%
5 - 5 Nuxt.js JavaScript Vue 37,180 9.5 10.66%
6 - 6 Hexo JavaScript 33,160 6.4 9.51%
7 - 7 VuePress JavaScript Vue 19,199 6.9 5.50%
8 - 8 Pelican Python Jinja2 10,473 7.4 3.00%
9 - 9 eleventy 🕚⚡️ JavaScript Liquid 9,847 9.4 2.82%
10 - 10 Gridsome JavaScript Vue 7,776 8.1 2.23%
11 - 11 Sapper JavaScript Svelte 7,118 8.3 2.04%
12 13 Scully JavaScript Angular 2,220 9.1 0.64%
13 12 Nikola Python 2,157 7.9 0.62%
14 - 14 Sculpin PHP Markdown 1,390 4.9 0.40%
15 - 15 still Elixir 174 8.4 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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