A Look at Two Static Website Generators—Hugo and Jekyll

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Today, I had to quickly assemble a wiki/blog website for our family temple back in India. At first, I considered doing my traditional option to leverage WordPress, but then I thought of all the complexities of setting up a MySQL database, creating and registering the site with WP Jetpack, etc.

I wanted something quick, easy to maintain and something that I can hand over to someone else for maintaining. Most software developers are used to Git for source control, and if there was a way to keep the source files in a Git, then this opens up the possibility of merely giving the end-user the access to the repository. With that, they can then either maintain it in the long run or branch it into their own copy. Spending a bit of time researching my options, I came across a suite of tools that allows you to generate static-blogs and wiki. Out of the dozen or so options, I decided to explore the one with the most traffic (Jekyll) and one that is ranking fourth but built on GoLang (Hugo).