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5 Reasons to Use Static Site Generators in the First Choice

5 Reasons to Use Static Site Generators in the First Choice:

5 Reasons to Use Static Site Generators in the First Choice

Static Site Generator:

Static Site Generators are going to play a huge role for the next coming years on the internet. Static Site Generators generates a blazing fast, responsive, UX/UI and SEO optimized website. The generated files are Static HTML files. So, the website can be hosted anywhere without any server configuration.

We already talked about Static Site generators many times in my recent posts. If you don’t have enough knowledge on Static Site Generator, you can check the article. I also published articles about GatsbyJs, Hugo.

Best Static Site Generator:

There are many open source Static Site Generators available on the internet, but Gatsby.Js is gonna be my all-time favorite. If you are unaware of GatsbyJs the links are provided to show you the power of Static Site Generators powered by Gatsby.

There are plenty of themes and plugins available for GatsbyJs to get started with. You can also add a Headless CMS or a Static Site CMS to these Static Site Generators.

Pros of Static Site Generators:

  • Static Site Generators are blazing fast.
  • Static Sites are secure.
  • Static websites are lite.
  • They are flexible.
  • Nothing is impossible with Static Site Generators.
  • Dynamic Content with Content Management System.

Why to use Static Site Generator:

As we discussed the benefits of Static Site generators above, let’s discuss in brief about them.

Performance:

Websites made with Static Site Generators are incredibly fast. If you make use of Content Delivery Network (CND) for Static websites, your website will load 2x faster.

This is one of the biggest advantages with Static Site Generators. Static Sites requires no server-side scripting and the data is rendered to the user in the browser using ReactJS or AngularJS Technologies.

Highly Secure:

Static Websites are not hackable unless they had your server details. Static Sites are HTML, CSS and Javascript files, It doesn’t require any backend dashboard like WordPress.

Dynamic websites like WordPress, Jamoola or any website made with PHP and MySQL, Database makes each request to the server each time. For each request, you make which keeps it vulnerable to hacking and other security threats of the website.

They are Lite and Flexible:

Static Websites are ultra lite and highly optimized for speed. They don’t require any backend configuration. Nothing is impossible with Static Site Gen. We can make anything that comes in mind.

Search Engine Optimized:

Most of the Static Site Generators are Seo friendly and it doesn’t require any setup. Some of the themes wouldn’t be SEO friendly so select a proper search engine optimized theme.

Some of the Javascript frameworks are not SEO friendly such as AngularJs, Vue.Js, etc… To fix this issue, we have to prerender HTML files in the server. Prerender can be done using Angular Univeral or you can also use services such as Prerender.io.

Integrating with Content Management System:

With the help of headless CMS, You can add content in real-time without coding. You can dynamically add content with Content Management System in your website.

There are many Headless CMS and Static Site CMS available on the internet. You can log in to Cms and add content in realtime without coding.

Deployment:

Websites generated with Static Site generators can be hosted anywhere with Apache Http or Ngnix installed. No need to install or setup any software like PHP, MySQL, Perl, Curl, etc… They are just static HTML files and they are rendered in user browser directly.

Static Websites can be deployed in shared hosting, cloud hosting, etc… You can also host sites with Github Pages, GitLab and you can also launch a website in 5 minutes using Netlify.

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Create a blazing fast website in 5 minutes with Pelican Static Site Generator

Create a blazing fast website in 5 minutes with Pelican Static Site Generator powered by Python

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Python For Web Development:

Python is a High-level programming language first released in 1991. Python used for Web development, Software development, Big data, VFX Scripting and many more. Python became more popular because of its simplicity and its easy to learn. Syntaxes in python are easy to remember than any other programming language.

Python used for server-side web applications, connecting web apps to the database system. Popular websites such as Youtube, Dropbox, Instagram, Spotify are built using Python. Browser automation, Machine learning, Data analysis, Internet of things (IoT) made easy with Python.

There are many open-source frameworks available for python such as Django, CherryPy, Pyramid, etc… These frameworks have been used by sites such as Youtube, Instagram as mentioned above.

Static Site generators:

Static Site Generators is a website generator that generates the website in HTML, CSS, and JS. You can do miracles with Static Site Generators. With the help of a Static Site Generator, you can create an eCommerce website, Blog, Business Website, Lanching page or whatever you need.

Static Sites are not like dynamic websites. Static sites don’t require any server-side configuration or a database. Static Sites loads 2x faster than dynamic websites. The best thing of static sites are it can be deployed in any web server and it doesn’t require any extra setup.

Static Sites can be deployed in Github pages, Gitlab, and any other cloud hosting for high scale and low cost. You can connect the static sites to Headless CMS or Static Site CMS to manage your website content real-time without coding.

Pelican Static Site Generator:

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Pelican is a Static Site Generator provided by Python. With Pelican you can create a Static site. Pelican has a huge library of themes and plugins to get started with. Pelican static site generator also provides plenty of plugins to extend your site functionality.

Pelican Static Site generator is Seo friendly, Responsive and it’s easy to create a website with Pelican. You can integrate Pelican static site generator with a Headless Cms or a Static Site CMS. You can write content in reStructuredText or Markdown.

Features of Pelican Static Site Generator:

  • Pelican library has a number of themes and plugins.
  • Easy migration from existing content from WordPress, Blogger, and other services.
  • Easy to Integrate with Google Analytics, Disqus comment system.
  • Supports multiple languages.
  • Easy to generate RSS feed and Atom.
  • Syntax highlighting via Pygments.

Getting Started with Pelican Static Site Generator:

Pelican makes use of Python and you have to install Python 3 from the official website of python. Python 3 is recommended for better output. Pelican can be installed via several methods but we are discussing the simplest method to install Pelican Static Site Generator using PIP.

Before installing Pelican, you have to set up a virtual environment for Pelican via virtualenv. The following commands help you to create a virtual environment for Pelican.

virtualenv ~/virtualenvs/pelican
cd ~/virtualenvs/pelican
source bin/activate

To install Pelican in Python 3 use the following command.

pip install pelican

With the help of this cmd, you’ll be able to create a Pelican Static Site Generator in your Pc. To install packages such as Markdown and Typographical enhancements use the following cmd.

pip install Markdown
pip install typogrify

Now you are ready to create Static Site with Pelican. Make a directory for your project and move to project directory by following commands.

mkdir -p ~/projects/Project_Name
cd ~/projects/Project_Name

To create a project structure for your website use the following. With quickstart command, Pelican creates a project structure.

pelican-quickstart

And the project structure looks like this.

Project_Name/
├── content
│   └── (pages)
├── output
├── tasks.py
├── Makefile
├── pelicanconf.py       # Main settings file
└── publishconf.py       # Settings to use when ready to publish

The website cannot be generated unless you publish content on your website. You can generate and publish articles with the following format.

Title: First Pelican Project
Date: 2019-06-05 2:02
Category: Pelican

This is example formate for creating your first article on Pelican.

After publishing your content you can preview using the following command.

pelican --listen

To generate Static website use the following command. The output files are generated inside the output folder.

pelican content

For more information and deployment here is the link for docs.

Pelican Static Site Generators has plenty of themes and plugins to get started with. Themes and plugins make your work easy. You can even make a beautiful theme from scratch or use an existing one. Access Pelican themes here and plugins here.

Wrapping up:

Pelican Static Site Generator is one of the best static site generator. It is Seo friendly, blazing fast, and responsive. You can create a website and deploy easily with no time. With this tutorial, you can create a blazing fast static site generator in 5 mins.

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Top 10 Best Gatsby.Js Starters or Themes You’ll Start using Right Away

Top 10 Best Gatsby.Js Starters or Themes You’ll Start using Right Away

Top 10 Best Gatsby.Js Starters or Themes You'll Start using Right Away

Gatsby.JS:

Gatsby.Js is a free and open-source Static Site Generator based on React and makes use of GraphQL to generate blazing fast, unique and best static site on the internet. Developers are more into Gatsby because of its features and Gatsby has a big community with around 1800+ developers.

Gatsby is one of the leading Static Site Generators. Gatsby was founded in 2015 and the graph is always leading because of its features.

Gatsby graph

There are many Static Site Generators on the internet but Gatsby is the leading Site Generator. With the help of Gatsby, you can build a Seo friendly, responsive, material design website and there are many Starters or themes to get started. You can build an E-Commerce website, business website or a blog. If you are creative, you can make wonders with Gatsby. If you are doubtful about Gatsby check out Some sites that show’s the power of Gatsby.

Gatsby.Js Starters or Themes:

Gatsby.Js has a big library with plenty of Starters or Themes and Plugins. Starters make your work easier and with the help of plugins, you can take your site to the next level. You can start an E-Commerce website, Business or a blog with these Starters.

With Gatsby Starters, you can easily customize the theme with some basic knowledge on HTML, CSS and React. You can customize according to your brand without any copyright or legal issue. All themes submitted in Gatsby library are free to use. If you are going to start a Static site from scratch using Gatsby, You need to have a strong grip on React, HTML, Bootstrap CSS.

 

Getting Started with Gatsby

To install Gatsby.Js you need to install Node.Js in your computer. Follow the abovr link and download the Node.Js package based on your operating system.

If you don’t know about Node.Js, It is a javascript runtime. With Node.Js you can install and run major Javascript frameworks like AngularJs Cli, Vue.JS, Gatsby.JS Cli, React, etc…

Node.Js built on Chrome’s V8 JavaScript engine which is an open-source JavaScript engine developed for Google Chrome and Chromium web browsers.

After installing Node.js in your personal computer you have to install Gatsby.Js command line interface (CLI) using Node Package Manager (NPM). Follow the command to install the Gatsby Command line interface in your PC

npm install -g gatsby-cli

The following command installs Gatsby Command line interface using Node Package Manager. To make sure whether Gatsby Cli installed or not in your PC run the following command.

Gatsby

If Gatsby CLI installed perfectly, it will show a list of available commands for Gatsby.

Gatsby CLI codexguides

Installing a Gatsby.Js Starter

Creating a new website with a Starter as easy as installing Gatsby CLI. With the below-listed procedure, you can create a blazing fast static site using Gatsby. When you create a new project in Gatsby, it includes a default Starter.

The default starter is so boring and it’s not user-friendly. But if you are going to start a website with own design then you can do customizations according to your need with the default theme. The following cmd creates a new project in your PC.

gatsby new CodeX Guides

Replace CodeX Guides with your folder name. This command will create a new folder at your current location and the default starter goes into the Codex Guides folder.

To change directory using the command line

cd CodeX Guides

The following command changes your directory to the project folder. If you want to use other starters, then type the following command in NPM.

gatsby new PROJECT_NAME GITHUB_REPO

gatsby new CodeX Guides https://github.com/Vagr9K/gatsby-material-starter.git

With the following command, you can create a new project with custom Starter. In the about example I used Gatsby Material Starter which is an awesome blog material starter. To run a test server or live local server in your PC run the following command.

gatsby develop

The following command runs local Gatsby server on port 8000. You can access it via localhost:8000. You can make changes to pages in /src/pages folder. You can create new or edit pages in this folder. Gatsby supports Hot-reloading. If you edit and save these pages, browser reloads automatically.

After customizing project and if you wish to host your project, with the following command you can build the production. The output folder contains static HTML files, CSS and Javascript.

gatsby build

The output files will store in /public folder. Upload this folder to any hosting services like GitHub Pages, GitLab, Firebare, Amazon S3, etc…

Top 10 Best Gatsby.Js Starters or Themes

There are plenty of themes in Gatsby library, most of them are best and unique and it’s difficult to select the best one from those for your online presence. You can start an E-Commerce website or Business website or a Blog.

These Starters are handpicked from Gatsby library

Gatsby Material Starter:

Gatsby Starters

Gatsby Material Starter is the best choice if you are going to start a blog. This theme comes with Netlify CMS which makes your work easier. If you don’t know about Static Site CMS check out the article. I tested this starter in my personal computer and it worked well.

This Starter is gonna be my first choice if you are going to start a blog. You can dynamically add, remove, edit content, images with Netlify CMS.

Gatsby Material Starter had neat sidebar navigation lists all categories, Disqus comment system, Google Analytics, and Search Engine Optimized.

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Gatsby Starter E-Commerce

Gatsby Starters

I Love Lamp shows the power of Gatsby Sites. User Interface of this site is unique and if you are going to start an E-Commerce website this is my first choice.

If you check the demo of this starter, you’ll fell in love with this theme. This Starter is most simple, easy to use and navigate, optimized UI/UX and Search Engine Friedly.

Gatsby E-Commerce Starter makes use of Moltin eCommerce API, Semantic-UI and it integrated with Stript payment checkout.

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Gatsby Shopify Starter

Gatsby Starters

Gatsby Shopify Starter is an E-Commerce website with good UI/UI is greatly optimized for Search Engine. This starter integrated with Shopify. Images are optimized with gatsby-image.

Gatsby Shopify is a small starter but you can make use of this theme to build a big E-Commerce website. You can customize according to your brand as it is open-source.

Gatsby Shopify Started comes with Netlify, so you don’t need to worry about adding web-content. You can add content, images, products in real-time. All the data will be synchronized to your hosting service in no time.

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[button-red url=”https://www.codexguides.com/go/shopity-dl” target=”_self” position=”left”]Download[/button-red]

 

 

Gatsby Starter Gcn

Gatsby Starters

Gatsby Starter Gcn is a Minimalist Gatsby Blog starter with responsive design and great UX/UI. This Gatsby Starter comes with Headless CMS and you can manage web-content in real-time with Netlify.

This Starter is primarily designed for Seo and Speed. It comes with Google Analytics, Sitemap Generation, etc…

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Dimension

Gatsby Starters

Dimension is a business, portfolio website. It comes with 4 default pages if you wish to add more you can customize the theme. This theme well suits for small business, startups to show their business profile.

Dimension is a responsive landing page business starter released for free under Creative Commons License.

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Gatsby Strata

Gatsby Starters

Gatsby Strara is a portfolio Starter designed to show your works. It is fully responsive and SEO friendly with a great user interface and UX design.

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Gatsby Starter Ghost

Gatsby Starters

Gatsby Ghost Starter is lightning fast blog theme designed by Ghost and it comes with Headless CMS Netlify. This starter comes with dynamic meta tags, so you can edit however you want.

Ghost starter is responsive, minimal design with good user interface comes with Sitemap generator, RSS feed, twitter meta cards etc…

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Gatsby Starter Shopify App

gatsby starter

Shopify App Starter used to create server-less Shopify Admin Apps easily. These App are hosted in Google Firebase. All the information stored in Firebase Firestore Realtime DB.

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Gatsby Material Design For Bootstrap

gatsby-material-design-for-bootstrap codexguides Gatsby Starter

Gatsby Material Design Starter is a business, agency starter which you can use for your company. It is designed with Material and Bootstrap. It comes with different pages like Solutions, Products, Contact page etc…

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Gatsby Material Kit React

gatsby starter Material Kit React codexguides

This is a Reack kit online tool. You can start customizing it according to your brand. It is responsive, Seo friendly comes with 60 Handcrafted Components and customized plugins.
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Conclusion

There are hundred of Starters available at Gatsby Library but if you want to start an E-Commerce website or Business website or a Blog, then this is the best place. You can find right Starter for you online brand with these top Gatsby Starters available on internet. Share this post with your friends by clicking the social links below.

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Top Gatsby Sites Which Shows The Power Of Static Sites.

Top Gatsby Sites Which Shows The Power Of Static Sites.

Top Gatsby Sites Which Shows The Power Of Static Sites.

 

GatsbyJS

Gatsby Js is a Static Site Generator used for creating blazing fast modern Static Sites and Web Apps. Gatsby is based on React.Js. Gatsby makes use of GraphQL, React, Webpack and other front-end tools to make your Static Site looks more unique than other websites.

Gatsby supports Server-Side Rendering which makes your site SEO friendly and I saw many awesome features until I try it my self. Some of them are blazing fast loading, code splitting, asset compressing, etc…

The website that you built using Gatsby can be deployed in any web hosting services like GitHub Pages, Gitlab, Firebase, etc.. No need to install any server-side software to run a Static Website, A web server with Apache or Nginx is necessary to run your Static Site.

What is Static Site Generator:

Top Gatsby Sites Which Shows The Power Of Static Sites.

If you are tired of using Dynamic websites, Static Site Generators are the best choice for you or for your online brand. You can build an online Store, Blog, E-Commerce or any other website using Static Site Generators. Static Site Generators makes your Site more secure, blazing fast, Responsive and Search Engine Optimized.

Unlike websites like WordPress, Jamoola which rely on database and server-side scripting, Static Sites doesn’t require any back-end programming. In dynamic websites when a user enters a website, the request sent to the server which processed using back-end technology and the output sent to the user. This process takes some milliseconds, but if the website having huge number of visitors which sends huge requests to server which slow down server. This makes your webpage time to load.

Whereas in Static Site Generator which doesn’t require database or server-side programming, for every request you make the data is rendered to the user in the browser using ReactJS or AngularJS Technologies. Static Sites are going to rule internet and most of the sites will be powered by Static Sites because of its features. You can get started using Static Site CMS to build your online brand.

Features Of Gatsby:

  • Community Members: Gatsby has a number of contributors and developers. As of March 2019, there are over 1800 developers who use Gatsby to build a personal or commercial website.
  • Templates: There are plenty of themes, templates or starters to get started with. There are various categories of Starters for your brand. You can start a blog, business website or E-Commerce store with a lot of Starters.
  • Plugins: Gatsby provides Plugin Library to extend your site. There are lot of plugins available for Gatsby to add extra features such as SEO, Sitemap generation, RSS feed, Responsive Images, etc…
  • Performance: When compared to other Static Site Generators, Gatsby is leading static site generator because of its great features, awesome support from developers and contributors.
  • Unique Design: Websites built using Gatsby are most unique and to get started with Gatsby, they provide lot of unique Starters for your brand.
  • Docs And Tutorials: Gatsby provides Codex, Docs, Tutorials, Guides with updated content which helps a beginner to design his website like a pro.

Why should you choose Gatsby?

Gatsby is specially designed for speed and sites built on Gatsby are faster than any other websites on the internet. If you are starting an E-Commerce website, page speed is the main factor which generates sales. If your webpage takes long time to load which makes your users frustrate and he may close your website. So, if you are starting an E-Commerce website Gatsby is the first option for your brand.

GatSbyJs gaining more popularity with huge number of community developers. So, you are not the one going to start a website using GatsbyJs. There are many developers in HashNode or in official Gatsby community pages who are going to help you if you have any problem.

The following Static Sites will show you the power of Gatsby (Showcase):

With Gatsby, It’s easy to create beautiful websites and many agencies, developers trust Gatsby for their online brand. Some of the top Static Sites built on Gatsby.

ReactJS:

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The official website of React.Js is built on Gatsby which shows the power of GatsbyJS. React.js JavaScript library for building user interfaces and can be used to develop single page applications or mobile applications.

Gatsbyjs.org

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GatsbyJs official website built on Gatsby.

CodeSandbox

Top Gatsby Sites Which Shows The Power Of Static Sites3

CodeSandbox is an online code editor supports Vue.js, Angular, ReactJs, etc… With the help of Codesandbox, you can start Angular or Vue or React Js projects without any integrated development environment in your personal computer. You can deploy, build projects with CodeSandbox online.

SeoMonitor

Top Gatsby Sites Which Shows The Power Of Static Sites4

While seeing SeoMonitor, you will come to know the power of Gatsby. Instead of using a dynamic website, GatsbyJs – static site generator provides you blazing fast, responsive, highly secured website. You can create a similar website using headless Cms and any cloud hosting service. SeoMonitor is an online premium SEO Service provides for companies and Agencies.

Flamingo

Top Gatsby Sites Which Shows The Power Of Static Sites.

If you are going to start an E-Commerce website and still so curious about knowing the power of GatsbyJs, Flamingo will show you the power of Static Site Generators. Flamingo is an Online shop for women’s body care and hair removal products. UX/UI of flamingo will blow your mind and shows the power of Gatsby.

Unreal C++

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Are you tired of using WordPress, Blogger or any other content management systems for your Blog? You want to see the power of Gatsby Static Site Generator. Check out Unreal C++ website and you will fell in love with Gatsby. Unreal C++ is search engine optimized, responsive and designed for speed in mind. Unreal C++ provides latest tutorials about Unreal Engine. It is a great website to learn Unreal Engine programming.

Conclusion:

There are thousands of websites, blogs, E-Commerce websites built on GatsbyJs and if you want to check all of these visit Gatsby Showcase and if you have a website generated using Gatsby, you can submit your website to list at Gatsby showcase here. Please note that we are not affliated to above websites and we are showing them on our own interest.

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Best Static Site CMS Of 2019 Will Blow Your Mind

Best Static Site CMS Of 2019 Will Blow Your Mind

 

Content Management System (CMS):

A Content Management System or CMS is a web application allows you to dynamically add or remove and publish content. There are many popular CMS Frameworks on the internet which are built on PHP and MySQL, Python, etc…

These popular CMS require server-side programming in which all the data stored in the Database. There are many popular CMS such as WordPress, Drupal, Joomla, etc… which are built using server-side programming and it requires a database to store information.

Are you tired of using WordPress or any other CMS frameworks, Then you must try out Static Site CMS. Static Site Generators are gaining popularity among theme days and Static Sites are going to rule the internet in the future. Web Developers are attained to Static Site Generators as they are more secure than any other framework and they are 2 times faster than a dynamic website.

What is a Static Site:

Static Site are the basic website which was created using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. Unlike sites like WordPress, they didn’t require server-side programming and a database to store data. Static Sites are not just limited for landing page but with the help of Static Site Generators, we can create an awesome online store, E-Commercial website, blog, etc…

The main thing in Static Sites are they don’t require any server-side programming environment to be installed. A server with Http server and able to run HTML files. These Static sites can be hosted on GitHub Pages, Gitlab Pages.

Best Static Site CMS:

Static Site CMS is the updated version of Static Sites which are generated using some popular Static Site Generators which makes you edit, change, delete and publish content in real-time. This is very helpful for non-technical users to make use of Static Site CMS.

Static Site CMS looks as same as WordPress or any other websites which require server-side programming. Static Site CMS are Search Engine Friendly, Responsive and most of CMS are designed with Material Design.

Publii:

Best Static Site CMS Of 2019 Will Blow Your Mind1

Publii is a responsive multi-purpose CMS which will be a great choice for Blogs, portfolios and company websites. Publii is an open source project available on GitHub. The website designed with Material Desing with an awesome user interface. The dashboard is simple to work with and a non-technical person also can able to handle without any guidelines.

The application based on Vue.Js and it works without an internet connection. After changes have been made, with a single click the website will be synced to selected hosting. Publii is available for Windows and Mac OS with GUI which makes you build a website fast, safe and most secure manner.

Publii is designed for Speed, responsive and Search Engine Friendly.  It does have a feature to easily migrate a WordPress website to Publii.

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Netlify CMS:

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Netlify CMS is one of the best Static Site CMS for Static Site Generators with clean UI and best interface. Netlify CMS is a web-based app that works with real-time editors such as Live Preview, Drag N Drop and many other features.

To get started with Netlift CMS you need to install in your hosting and then accessing the CMS dashboard using /admin. With login details authentication you can log in to Netlift dashboard. It works with most common Static Site Generators and they have plenty of templates to start a website.

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SiteLeaf:

Best Static Site CMS Of 2019 Will Blow Your Mind4

SiteLeaf is one of the best Blog, Business Static Site CMS used for Static Site Generator with clean admin dashboard. SiteLeaf help developers to add, delete update web content with live preview mode.

Any changes made in your dashboard synced to your hosting. You can host your Static Site in GitHub pages or Gitlab Pages. SiteLeaf provides plenty of themes to get started with and theme changes also reflect in your Static Site.

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Forestry:

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Forestry is another best Static Site CMS which is widely used for blogs, business pages. Forestry is available Jekyll, Hugo or VuePress site. Forestry provides best and clean UI. A beginner can able to handle without technical knowledge.

The developer can able to access Forestry in yoursite.com/admin using credentials. The admin dashboard is so powerful interface with many features.

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Vapid:

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Vapid is intentionally simple Static Site CMS built for most of the best Static Site Generators. Vapid helps you to change content dynamically according to your need with live preview. With no technical knowledge, you can create a Static website at no time.

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Conclusion:

If you are going to start a website in 2019, WordPress is not only an option. There are many other best Static Site CMS which are highly secured than PHP and they are 2 times faster than normal websites. There are number of CMS available which are built using PHP but here in this article you can get the best of Static Site CMS available on the internet.

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Hugo Themes – List of free Hugo Themes for Blogs, Business 2019

Hugo Themes – List of free Hugo Themes for Blogs, Business 2019

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Hugo:

GoHugo is an Open Source Static Site Generator based on Go programming language. Hugo is the fastest growing framework for building an online store, blog or any other website. Unlike dynamic websites which rely on server-side programming like Php and MySQL, Hugo sends request instantly and renders data directly in the client’s browser.

The websites build using Hugo are extremely secure and 2x faster than normal websites. Hugo websites can be deployed or hosted in any hosting services including Github Pages, Firebase, Google Cloud Storage, Amazon Web Services and Azure.

GoHugo community is so big with highly skilled developers and the users can talk full control of his website either in the design and optimization. There are plenty of Hugo Themes over the internet which you can make a blog, a business website or an online store. These Hugo Themes are customizable to change according to your branding.

Hugo Themes are highly customizable according to your needs and the main thing everyone like GoHugo themes is they are search engine optimized. These Themes are designed to reduce your time on coding and with the help of huge community members, a beginner can also develop a Static Site using Hugo.

Start working with Hugo Themes.

Hugo documentation theme:

  • Before getting started you need to have Hugo development environment in your PC
  • Basic knowledge of Hugo and Git commands.
  • Before installing a theme, create a theme directory and download the theme in that folder using these commands
cd themes 
gitclone URL_TO_THEME
  • You can also install theme in a .zip file, by extracting the zip file to the theme directory. Make sure you place all themes in themes directory as it is the default directory used by Hugo.

Best GoHugo themes for Blogs, Business 2019

There are plenty of free themes available to download from Github but here, you are going to have best of free GoHugo Themes available on the internet.

Hugo Serif:

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Hugo Serif is a business theme for Hugo which is highly customizable and one of the best theme available for businesses to make your branding online. The main features of the theme is fully responsive and blazing fast.

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Universal – A Business and Blog theme:

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Universal theme is one of the best Hugo themes which build for small businesses, It is a clean responsive static bootstrap template.

More information available at Github download page.

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Dream Plus – Responsive blog theme for Hugo

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If you are going to build a blog with Hugo, then Dream Plus is the best option to get started with. Dream Plus is fully responsive and Search Engine Friedly and with tons of new features. The theme is contributed to the community by developers.

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Ananke Hugo Theme

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Ananke is a beginner theme who is going to learn building websites using Gohugo. This Template comes with basic features, pagination, taxonomies, archetypes.

More information for this theme is available in Github Download page.

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beg Theme

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Beg is a basic Hugo blog theme which looks like Magazine. It has a sidebar with cool widgets and many features. It is responsive and Search engine friendly. More information is available at Github download page.

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Syna:

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Syna, a Multi-purpose Hugo theme for Blogs, Freelancers, Companies, Projects. Syna is highly customizable theme available for Hugo Static Site Generator. Syna is one of the best Gohugo Open source Theme which is fully responsive and search engine optmized.

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Swift:

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Swift is a simple Blog theme for GoHugo Static Site Generator. Swift theme is best for Blogs. It’s simple, lite, responsive.

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Mainroad:

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Mainroad is a Magazine Blog theme for Hugo that looks like WordPress Magazine theme. Mainroad theme is clean content-focused theme available for Gohugo.

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Hugo Assembly:

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Hugo Assembly, a clean, minimalist company and business theme.

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Hugo Fresh:

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Hugo Fresh is a highly responsive, Seo optmized theme for companies and business. This theme can also be used for agency websites.

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Conclusion:

Hugo is the best and one of the leading framework for Static Site Generators. These Hugo Themes help us to build a Blog, Online Store or any type of website. You can use these themes for commercial or personal usage with your own branding.

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Top 4 Static Site Generators 2019 [Uptated]

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Static Site Generators, The name itself indicated the website which is Static HTML sites. All the website data is received from the server initially and it renders the data directly in the client browser to serve to the user. So the website loads 2x faster than a normal website. Static Sites does not rely on Server-Side programming, Database or any other Server-Side processing which makes to serve request to client instantly without any server-side processing.

Unlink WordPress and other popular CMS’s which rely on server-side processing, MySQL Database which makes each request to the server each time. For each request, you make which keeps it vulnerable to hacking and other security threats of the website. Whereas in Static Site Generator there’s no need to server-side processing, All the website data is rendered to the user in the browser using ReactJS or AngularJS Technologies.

Static Sites are going to rule the internet and these open source Static Site Generators will be much useful of the web developers to design their website. Static Site Generators are flexible in which the user can take full control over what he’s doing like he can build a Blog, an E-Commerce website and most of the web. Static Site Generators are going to power most of the website on the web. In comparison to dynamic websites, Static Sites having more advantages and it’s gaining more popularity because if it. Unlink dynamic websites, Static Sites can be served instantly from the server. Static Sites are easy to set up, less vulnerable and it is highly secured.

Advantages of Static Site Generators.

  • Speed is one of the top advantages of Static Sites since there is no Database queries to run, no need to process requests every time.
  • Static Sites are highly secured.
  • They are Search Engine Optimized.
  • No need for installing server-side languages like PHP, MySQL to run a Static Site. The web server with capable of running HTML and CSS.

Open Source Static Site Generators.

Open Source Static Site Generators are the free Site Generators which can be used for individual or for commercial usage. The codes can be changed according to your needs and some of the best open source platforms are listed below with their Pros and Cones.

Jekyll:

Jekyll always holds top position for site generators which is founded by Tom Preston-Werner and powered by GitHubWhat else you need when you hear it powered by GitHub. Jekyll is trust-worthy and the main feature is you can host your static pages free with GitHub pages. Jekyll transforms your plain text into a static website or a blog. Jekyll is build using Ruby and to generate a Static site, You just need to run 3 simple commands. With the help of GitHub pages, you can set up a custom domain to your site easily to use your own domain name.

Pros:

  • No need to buy a separate hosting for your Static site as it provides you to host your site in GitHib pages for free of cost, All you need is a custom domain name.
  • Jekyll has a wide range of community members which makes you to get started and learn easily.
  • With the help of community members, you can try to fix problems.
  • There are many plugins, add-ons which makes your site fully functional or to get most of it.

Cons:

  • To make use of Jekyll, you need to install and setup Ruby environment on your PC.

NEXT.JS:

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Next.Js is one of the best static site generator that uses React and Javascript Technologies which was founded by ZEIT company. NextJs provides Server-Side rendering by default which provides best search engine optimization. Next Js able to implement in Express server and Node.Js Http server.

Pros:

  • Integrated with ZEIT hosting service.
  • Build using React and JavaScript Technologies.
  • Start with zero configuration.

Cons:

  • Need a basic understanding of React and Js
  • No plugins or add-ons were available.

Hugo:

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Hugo is the leading Static Site Generator which powers most of the static sites on the internet. Hugo is based on Go Programming which you need a basic understanding of it. Hugo mainly focuses on speed which makes your site load more faster. There are plenty of templates to get started with Hugo and it comes with ultra-fast building process which makes your website build faster.

Pros:

  • Ultra-fast building Process.
  • Get started with plenty of themes and templates.

Cons:

  • Basic knowledge on understanding Go Programming.

Nuxt.JS:

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Nuxt.Js is based on Vue.js technology which is best used for Front-End Development. In recent years it gained popularity due to high performance and powerful feature sets. With the help Vue.JS, you can create Single Page Applications with Server-side rendering. You can also build static HTML code from Vue.Js app.

Pros:

  • Easy to learn and understand.
  • Search engine Optimized with Server-Side Rendering.
  • Offers multiple build options.

Cons:

  • Basic understanding of Vue.JS
  • Not limited for building Static web pages

GATSBY:

Gatsby is based on GraphQL and React, If you have basic knowledge on GraphQL, then GATSBY is the best choice to build your own brand online. this technology is optimized for speed and to build the fastest possible websites.  The main feature of GATSBY is plugin system which enables users to extend their site features and to talk full control of your website.

Pros:

  • This technology is also based on React and GraphQL
  • Data is pulled from GraphQL
  • Lots of plugins to extend your website

Cons:

  • Basic understanding of React, GraphQL

Conclusion:

So, Building Static Sites using top best open source generators in 2019 which makes your works more easier. Static Site Generators are going to play a major role in future Front-End development. Most of the internet will be powered with Static sites.