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Top 15 Static Website Generators for Bloggers

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Blogging as commonly known as sharing informational content to readers and targeted audience has become a popular earning industry know. Most of the bloggers are creating audio, visual and textual content to appease and entertain their readers.


To achieve an authority in a niche, every blogger needs an awesome website or blog, where they can portray their talent, share some funny and educational quotes, and write about things they like the most.

For blogging, WordPress is among the most favored platforms with free and paid themes, with limited features and customization. On the other hand, the website generators provide different tools to design a fully functional website or blog for a small or large size enterprise.

Designing a blog from scratch requires skills and expertise, whereas the website generators do not require much knowledge of coding and programming language. It can enable even the beginners to create a website according to specific needs without learning to code.

The Top Most Reliable Website Generators

For your ease and comfort, we have gathered top 15 most reliable platforms to have a personal or corporate blog without wasting time and money on designing.

1. Jekyll


Jekyll is increasingly famous for creating a static blog, which means instead of installing a prefabricated theme you can develop a website on coding. For most of the people, customizing a blog on other platforms is quite difficult, as firstly they will have to understand template configuration and then make changes.

The Jekyll platform allows instant setting up of a blog, creating posts with personalized templates and layouts, and a lot of configuration controls.

2. DocPad
DocPad is powered with a pre-defined skeleton for websites, which lets you develop a website within a few seconds. This platform is backed by node.js and express.js to ensure the speedy creation of layouts, queries, and plugins.

Being a module based website generator, you can easily extend a blog to a higher level. It is compatible with ruby, PHP, CoffeeSrcipt, stylus and more. One can take quick help from the community for easy customization of the platform.

3. Hugo


Most of the website generators have a flaw of time consuming, where Hugo is powered with Go that is known for better performance and higher speed. The platform caters to the needs of small or large size blogs with an extensive range of easy to customize themes. Hugo has become a preferred platform due to the replacement of plugins with ‘shortcodes,’ which enables the users to add rich content in a markdown.

4. Wintersmith
Among the various other website generators, Wintersmith is known for providing a flexible platform for bloggers. There is not any limitation on managing content, as the plugins and structure give a magnanimous transformation of a blog into a bewitching and eye-catching place for the readers. The platform allows instant setting up of a website with surprisingly high speed because of no database calls and APIs.

5. Middleman
There are various prominent blogging and business websites that are powered by middleman because of its immensely useful and handy features. A newbie can instantly create a blog and go live by setting up different segments. This platform also features custom extension for enhancing the functionality of a website.

6. Nanoc
Nanoc provides an extensive development platform for small and medium as well as large size enterprises to have their business websites without spending a huge amount of money, whereas the experts can avail the unlimited possibilities in the command line and beautify the website. For geo-targeting, this platform supports multilingual settings.

7. Metalsmith
When we talk about the simplicity of different web development wizards, the platform that comes first in our mind is of Metalsmith. The plugins are useful to manage logics in a website design which simplify the process of connected different strings altogether. For being a versatile platform, it can easily be used for generating eBooks, technical documents and lots of more.

8. Hexo


Bloggers who are eager to have a static website, where they can blog about their favorite topic and niche, can find this framework a premium one. Being backed by the Node, it provides a flexible environment for websites to manage high traffic. Take benefit of a huge collection of templates for creating something distinct for your blogging business.

9. Harp
Harp is recognized for hassle free processing of static HTML file from the source documents so that you do not have to feel difficulty in generating files for the website. Besides its fast processes, the platform supports the creation of high-quality design templates for achieving a gluey look of your professional blog. Let the readers feel comfortable in browsing your blog.

10. Cactus
Cactus is the outcome of the popular programming tools known as Django and Python, which assures the skillful development of a personal or corporate blog without learning any skill further. For a layman, it is simple to install and deploy a new project and continue with customization by reviewing the site on your browser.

11. Pelican
Pelican is a prominent website generator among others because of not using any database, coding, and logic. It gives freedom to writers and bloggers to create content in markdown, restructured text, AsciiDocs format, to display it in various languages. With jinja templates, the users can customize the theme and improve blog appearance.

12. Sculpin
Sculpin is developed in PHP which makes it an instant static site generator. Bloggers can have their markdown files transformed into static files and easily incorporate them into the platform. The availability of Twig template makes it easy for beginners to start the work quickly.

13. Hubpress


Hubpress is yet another free open source tool for building AsciiDoc blogs over the Github pages. With the easy creation of a repository in Github, one can instantly create a complete blog with the help of the powerful tools of Hubpress. This platform supports Google analytics tool to empower you with the knowledge of traffic volume, sources, and other statistics.

14. Brunch
Brunch is among the simple, easiest and rapid website generators of all for being backed by html5. It is known for shrinking the images and coding of a website, thus making it fast and easily accessible. A huge variety of plugins is mounted to the platform to allow you maximum customization according to the nature of your business and blog.

15. Assemble
Assemble seems to be leading the dynasty of website generators for allowing quick integration of front-end frameworks including Foundation and Bootstrap. The platform enables developers with an easy extension of blogs and website by utilizing different tools and plugins.


Bloggers, corporate companies, and social websites do not have the scarcity of resources to select a platform for sharing valuable content. The bloggers, who are fed up with the slow and steady process of WordPress and facing a clear threat from hackers, are switching toward the static websites to ensure their unbreakable presences in the online community. The above list of blog generators may help you in selecting a platform that suits your personal and business needs.

Guest Author: Asad Ali

Asad Ali is a professional internet marketing expert having more than 7 years working experience at Go-Gulf Dubai – a company specializing in corporate web design and web development.

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