Static Site Generator

Open-source projects categorized as Static Site Generator

Top 23 Static Site Generator Open-Source Projects

  • Next.js

    The React Framework

    Project mention: React 19: The long-expected features | | 2024-04-16

    If you're acquainted with NextJs, the directives will come as no surprise.

  • Hugo

    The world’s fastest framework for building websites.

    Project mention: Creating excerpts in Astro | | 2024-03-14

    This blog is running on Hugo. It had previously been running on Jekyll. Both these SSGs ship with the ability to create excerpts from your markdown content in 1 line or thereabouts.

  • SurveyJS

    Open-Source JSON Form Builder to Create Dynamic Forms Right in Your App. With SurveyJS form UI libraries, you can build and style forms in a fully-integrated drag & drop form builder, render them in your JS app, and store form submission data in any backend, inc. PHP, ASP.NET Core, and Node.js.

  • Gatsby

    The best React-based framework with performance, scalability and security built in.

    Project mention: Gatsby tutorial: Build a static site with a headless CMS | | 2024-03-22

    A Gatsby site uses Gatsby, which leverages React and GraphQL to create fast and optimized web experiences. Gatsby is often used for building static websites, progressive web apps (PWAs), and even full-blown dynamic web applications.

  • nuxt

    The Intuitive Vue Framework.

    Project mention: Using Nuxt Content: Working with Remote Markdown Files | | 2024-04-15

    Nuxt is an open-source framework for building performant websites and full-stack applications using Vue.js. It provides performance and SEO benefits, and adds full-stack capabilities for Vue apps.

  • Jekyll

    :globe_with_meridians: Jekyll is a blog-aware static site generator in Ruby

    Project mention: Creating excerpts in Astro | | 2024-03-14

    This blog is running on Hugo. It had previously been running on Jekyll. Both these SSGs ship with the ability to create excerpts from your markdown content in 1 line or thereabouts.

  • astro

    The web framework for content-driven websites. ⭐️ Star to support our work!

    Project mention: Run a Linux Distro in your Android device | | 2024-04-10

    Depending on the stack of the repository you are cloning, you might have to install additional dependencies. For this demo, I'm using my own website, which is a static website built with Astro.js. It which requires to have Node.js installed and Yarn for package manager.

  • Hexo

    A fast, simple & powerful blog framework, powered by Node.js.

    Project mention: Ask HN: Looking for lightweight personal blogging platform | | 2024-02-06

    A lot of great suggestions here and some stuff I’ve never heard of before!

    Throwing my own suggestion into the ring, as I was just looking into this last week.

    I started setting up a blog using Hexo. It’s another Node based SSG that uses markdown and supports tags. It has a lot of neat plugins that people have developed, too.

    I like it so far!

  • WorkOS

    The modern identity platform for B2B SaaS. The APIs are flexible and easy-to-use, supporting authentication, user identity, and complex enterprise features like SSO and SCIM provisioning.

  • slate

    Beautiful static documentation for your API

    Project mention: 10+ API Documentation Tools For Super Busy Developers 👩‍💻 | | 2023-08-16

    Slate (Free)

  • VuePress

    📝 Minimalistic Vue-powered static site generator

  • MkDocs

    Project documentation with Markdown.

    Project mention: I am stepping down from MkDocs | | 2024-04-07
  • mkdocs-material

    Documentation that simply works

    Project mention: 🚚 Building MVPs You Won’t Hate | | 2024-04-17

    Material Mk-Docs by Martin Donath works well if you prefer python.

  • decap-cms

    A Git-based CMS for Static Site Generators

    Project mention: Show HN: Pages CMS – A CMS for GitHub | | 2024-02-22

    Following one of the comments in this thread I reviewed two other products in this space - and - and it looks like the webpages are almost a direct copy of one another, one in dark mode and one in light mode.

    I'm a technical product marketer, and I find these type of landing page copying amusing to no end.

  • eleventy 🕚⚡️

    A simpler site generator. Transforms a directory of templates (of varying types) into HTML.

    Project mention: Converting BlogCFC blog to Eleventy | | 2024-04-17

    This post outlines the steps for migrating an existing BlogCFC blog to a JamStack, with a focus on using Eleventy.

  • gutenberg

    A fast static site generator in a single binary with everything built-in.

    Project mention: Replatforming from Gatsby to Zola! | | 2024-04-02

    So after shopping around a bit I found a simple, dependency-less static site generator called Zola. The lack of dependencies sounded very attractive after all the headaches trying to update my Gatsby modules. I wanted to give Zola a try and see what tradeoffs I would need to make coming form a React-based framework to this Rust-based generator.

  • stencil

    A toolchain for building scalable, enterprise-ready component systems on top of TypeScript and Web Component standards. Stencil components can be distributed natively to React, Angular, Vue, and traditional web developers from a single, framework-agnostic codebase.

    Project mention: Ajout de l'auto-complétion sur les Web Components avec Stencil | | 2024-03-14
  • Pelican

    Static site generator that supports Markdown and reST syntax. Powered by Python.

    Project mention: Patterns for Personal Web Sites | | 2023-10-30

    In my experience, [Pelican]( does a good job of allowing you to edit themes on all pages at once with its static page generator.

    There are a lot of built in features designed more for blog-like websites, but I’ve found it pretty easy to make my personal website with it.

  • nextra

    Simple, powerful and flexible site generation framework with everything you love from Next.js.

    Project mention: Roast My Docs | | 2024-04-17

    co-author here

    we put in a lot of effort into our docs and we'd greatly appreciate any criticism or feedback! Langfuse is powerful but the docs should help beginners to quickly get started and then incrementally use more features.

    docs are OSS, repo:

    built using:

  • react-static

    ⚛️ 🚀 A progressive static site generator for React.

  • Gridsome

    ⚡️ The Jamstack framework for Vue.js

    Project mention: My Sixth Year as a Bootstrapped Founder | | 2024-02-16

    Thanks for reading!

    The web tech stack is actually one of my biggest regrets. It's a static site generator called Gridsome[0] that the maintainers abandoned about three months after I used it to launch the TinyPilot website.

    At the time I made the TinyPilot site, I was very excited about Vue, so a Vue-based SSG seemed great. Since then, I've come to find SPAs and most frontend frameworks to be way too much complexity, so I've moved away from Vue, but the TinyPilot website is still stuck on Vue 2.x and bootstrap-vue (which is tied to Vue 2 and Bootstrap 4).

    So, it keeps creaking along, but building the 100ish pages on the site takes about five minutes, whereas I think something like Hugo could probably do it in a few seconds. Plus, we get random runtime errors[1] that are pretty hard to debug.



  • Metalsmith

    An extremely simple, pluggable static site generator for Node.js

    Project mention: Why You Should Write Your Own Static Site Generator | | 2023-11-03
  • hugo-blox-builder

    😍 EASILY BUILD THE WEBSITE YOU WANT - NO CODE, JUST MARKDOWN BLOCKS! 使用块轻松创建任何类型的网站 - 无需代码。 一个应用程序,没有依赖项,没有 JS

  • Middleman

    Hand-crafted frontend development

    Project mention: “Make” as a Static Site Generator | | 2023-09-10

    Most of the Static Site Generators default to generating blog from markdown, which is not feasible for company websites etc. For such projects I like Middleman ( which provides layouts/partials and things like haml templates.

  • Publii

    The most intuitive Static Site CMS designed for SEO-optimized and privacy-focused websites.

    Project mention: Soupault: A static website management tool | | 2024-03-22

    Those have complicated stacks that likely won't serve the person that can't grasp a CLI SSG. has a simple GUI and is just a directory on your computer (inside the Dropbox directory for crude backup?).

  • InfluxDB

    Power Real-Time Data Analytics at Scale. Get real-time insights from all types of time series data with InfluxDB. Ingest, query, and analyze billions of data points in real-time with unbounded cardinality.

NOTE: The open source projects on this list are ordered by number of github stars. The number of mentions indicates repo mentiontions in the last 12 Months or since we started tracking (Dec 2020). The latest post mention was on 2024-04-17.

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What are some of the best open-source Static Site Generator projects? This list will help you:

Project Stars
1 Next.js 120,098
2 Hugo 72,338
3 Gatsby 54,983
4 nuxt 51,755
5 Jekyll 48,232
6 astro 41,960
7 Hexo 38,365
8 slate 35,814
9 VuePress 22,306
10 MkDocs 18,219
11 mkdocs-material 18,123
12 decap-cms 17,474
13 eleventy 🕚⚡️ 16,138
14 gutenberg 12,620
15 stencil 12,280
16 Pelican 12,202
17 nextra 10,327
18 react-static 10,283
19 Gridsome 8,524
20 Metalsmith 7,819
21 hugo-blox-builder 7,766
22 Middleman 7,010
23 Publii 5,944
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