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Static Site Generators features

Compare the features of the Static Site Generators to help you choose the right one for your needs.

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Written in

JavaScript

Ruby

Template Language

HTML, Markdown, JavaScript, Liquid, Nunjucks, Handlebars, Mustache, EJS, Haml, Pug

Liquid

Based on JS framework

Built-in module bundler

Community example

Static pages (SSG)

Dynamic pages (SSR)

Developer Experience

TypeScript support

Serverless Functions (API)

Focus on plugin system

Themes ecosystem

Hot reloading

Code Splitting

Manual Code Splitting
Manual Code Splitting

Content Preview

Builit-in Optimizations

Third-party Script Optimization

Image Optimization

Community example

An option to disable runtime JS

No runtime JS required by default
No runtime JS required by default

Critical CSS Extraction

Starters or examples with common use cases

Data fetching

10+ Headless CMS examples

Authentication

Community example

Adding search

Community example

Ecommerce

Community example

Security

Regular security audits by external researchers

Environment Variables

Content Security Policy (CSP)

Custom HTTP headers rules

Custom HTTP headers rules