The Best Static Site Generators

Based on github stars

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

 

Rank Change 2021 Jan Project Features Stars Activity Rating
1 - 1 Next.js JavaScript React 63,011 9.9 19.20%
2 - 2 Hugo Go 50,333 9.5 15.34%
3 - 3 Gatsby JavaScript React 49,156 10.0 14.98%
4 - 4 Jekyll Ruby Liquid 42,256 9.3 12.88%
5 - 5 Nuxt.js JavaScript Vue 34,104 9.6 10.39%
6 - 6 Hexo JavaScript 32,249 8.2 9.83%
7 - 7 VuePress JavaScript Vue 18,425 8.1 5.61%
8 - 8 Pelican Python Jinja2 10,239 7.9 3.12%
9 - 9 eleventy 🕚⚡️ JavaScript Liquid 8,613 7.6 2.62%
10 - 10 Gridsome JavaScript Vue 7,318 8.1 2.23%
11 - 11 Sapper JavaScript Svelte 6,884 9.0 2.10%
12 - 12 Nikola Python 2,087 8.4 0.64%
13 - 13 Scully JavaScript Angular 2,042 9.2 0.62%
14 - 14 Sculpin PHP Markdown 1,377 5.0 0.42%
15 - - still Elixir 77 8.4 0.02%
  • 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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